I was honored to have the chance to screen TURLOCK: The Documentary, a movie about the biggest chicken rescue effort to ever occur in California.
TURLOCK: The Documentary focuses on a single event: a factory farm in Turlock, California that shut down, leaving 50,000 chickens to starve to death. Animal Place Sanctuary organized a massive rescue effort to save as many chickens as they could, resulting in over 4,000 chickens being brought to their farm for urgent care after they had already been starving in their cages for two weeks.
I think TURLOCK: The Documentary does a great job of highlighting that the nasty conditions the chickens were left in are NOT a rare occurrence. The film manages to hammer home the point that if you eat chicken or eggs, you are supporting chickens being treated in this way, without being overly confrontational or aggressive.
I highly recommend watching this movie, I found it to be very uplifting and inspiring. It was amazing to see how touched non-vegans were by this event; it gives me hope that most people do care, even if that concern is drowned out by everyday complacency. I always think that people won’t care – that they would see pictures or footage of the factory farm and not be affected by it, but TURLOCK: The Documentary proved me wrong. The massive amount of volunteers who pitched in to help transport the chickens, along with the flood of people who adopted them after they had some time to heal, proves me wrong. And I’m so glad.
Click here to donate to Animal Place sanctuary – as little as $20 helps feed more than 100 chickens who are permanent residents at Animal Place.
Visit turlockrescue.org to sign up to host a screening of this poignant film in your community, or find a screening near you.