Brandi’s Story: Saved from the manure pits of an abandoned factory farm in Turlock

imageBrandi, a starving hen recently rescued from the manure pits at the abandoned A&L Poultry egg factory farm, visited a group of kindergarten students at Cassell Elementary School in San Jose in April 2012. The students learned about the importance of caring for companions animals and the stages of life for a chicken.

Recently, the Cassell kindergarten class was planning an egg hatching project. The teacher posted a Craigslist ad about the project. We contacted the teacher to share information about the animal welfare and public health concerns surrounding classroom egg hatching projects. As an alternative to the egg project, we offered to visit the class to educate her young students about life cycles through an interactive, no-cost presentation. The teacher accepted the sanctuary’s offer for humane education outreach. Moreover, the teacher abandoned her plans to organize a classroom hatching project.

To bolster compassion and kindness for animals, Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary provides free educational presentations to local youth and community groups on the topics of humane care and animal welfare. Learn more about our educational presentations!