FROM HELEN AND STEVE …
Holden, MA 01520-1279
The goat who had escaped the slaughterhouse has been caught and transferred to the Animal Rescue League in Dedham for now. Thanks to Helen and Steve Rayshick for the updates.
You may have read that a poor goat escaped a “backyard slaughterhouse” in Tewksbury on Dec. 26th. At the slaughterhouse, goats’ throats are slit and then the poor animals are hung in trees to bleed out. We are sure the goat that escaped is very frightened. He had a long rope leash attached to him but at least part if not all of it has fallen off and been found.
We are having a Work Day & Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary this Saturday, January 24th, from noon to 7:00-ish, and we hope you can make it!
If you can give other volunteers a ride to the Work Day, please let us know. And if you can’t make it then, but can help some other day, just let us know that as well.
Jobs include light carpentry, barn, pasture, and paddock cleanup/maintenance, animal care, fencing, etc.. There will be a great variety of jobs to do and many hands needed!
So if you would like to come help out, that would be great. Just email us anytime at:
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to give you directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)
This is a weather-related event so please either check your email or call us on our cell at 978-257-7062 on the morning of the event for possible rescheduling due to inclement weather.
It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you can stay for the potluck.
There will be hot tea and lots of room to warm up in the house for everyone.
Feel free to bring snacks to share as well. We will be eating at about 5:30 so we can get most of the animals fed and tucked into their barns before dark sets in.
Produce for the animals is also needed; we really need organic apples and organic carrots. We do not need butternut squash. We had another bumper crop harvest! (We grow organic butternut squash for the animals.)
No dogs please.
Sunny Meadow still need donations to make it through 2015! If you would like to make a donation via a check rather than Paypal (Paypal takes a part of your donation), here is our PO Box address:
Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279
For the animals,
Helen & Steve
We are cancelling today’s fur protest because rain is predicted at noon and the radar map shows quite a bit of rain still southwest of Boston. The government prediction is 60% today and 70% tonight. Even if there is just light rain, it can ruin the signs. Plus, it is supposed to be quite windy.
From Helen and Steve at the Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition:
WHAT: MARC fur demonstration at Downtown Crossing, Boston. We need sign holders and leafleters. And a volunteer to wear the cute bunny costume.
RSVP/INFO: email@example.com or just answer this email or just show up. (Demo is weather permitting only. Check for postponement email or call 978-257-7062 on morning of protest.) Signs, literature & hand/foot warmers provided.
WHY: Farmed fur animals are kept in tiny, filthy cages and often go insane. Fur bearing animals receive zero protections under the Humane Slaughter Act. They are killed by anal or vaginal electrocution, stomping, having their necks broken, or having poison injected directly into their hearts to not spoil their fur. Animals electrocuted through their genitals often convulse for two or more minutes before succumbing to massive heart attack. Trapped animals suffer awful, slow deaths in body gripping traps. They often chew off their legs or other body parts in a failed attempt to escape. If they are still alive when traps are checked, they are usually stomped or clubbed to death. In China, even dogs and cats are used to make fur trim, so anyone buying fur could be wearing someone’s stolen beloved pet or other innocent animal.
Reported in “Weekly World News,” in Hong Kong, a group of workers took a bull to the slaughterhouse. They were about to enter the facility when the bull suddenly stopped and knelt on its front paws. The bull was crying.
Shiu, one of the workers, claims he started to shiver seeing those “scared and sad eyes,” and, as much as they tried to pull the bull inside, it wouldn’t move and just stood there, sobbing like a child.
The workers were not able to slay it also tearing up at the sight, collecting funds to buy the animal and deliver it to the care of monks in a nearby temple.
Reportedly, when the bull recognized that he would be spared, he got up and followed them.
WHERE: Outside Greendale Mall, 7 Neponset St, Worcester, MA 01606.