Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Exclusive Virtual Thanksgiving Tours

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are sadly not able to host our usual in-person Thanksgiving celebration this year. However, we have come up with something exciting for all of you, that anyone anywhere can join, and it will uplift The Gentle Barn with much needed funds at the same time.

Sponsor a Turkey & Get Exclusive Access to 3 Virtual Thanksgiving Tours.

Let's create peace, joy, fun, health, and love for all of us as we become each other's family and give reverence to turkeys and celebrate their life!

  • November 15th at 4 PM PST (on Zoom)

    Go shopping with Jay and learn what to buy for a vegan Thanksgiving, and how to replace dairy, eggs, and meat from your holiday celebrations. Let Jay help you with your journey to gentleness!


  • November 22 at 2 PM PST (on Zoom)

    Join Ellie in the barnyard and meet our turkeys in all three states. Learn their stories, turkey fun facts, and fall in love.


  • Thanksgiving Day at 11 AM PST (on Zoom)

    Join Jay and Ellie in serving pie and treats to our turkeys as we honor and celebrate them together and come together as a family and a community.

After sponsoring your turkey you will receive additional information on how you can register to be a part of out Virtual Thanksgiving Tours at no additional cost. If you are an existing turkey sponsor we will be sending out communication as well to thank you for your ongoing support. Space is limited to first come first serve.


The Gentle Barn - Turkeys

Esther - MO
Esther - MO
Turkey - MO

Esther and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging…

Luke Skywalker - TN
Luke Skywalker - TN
Turkey - TN

Luke was rescued from slaughter just before Thanksgiving in 2015. He came from a very scary place where he was kept in terrible conditions, handled…

Romeo - CA
Romeo - CA
Turkey - CA

Romeo was rescued in St Louis, Missouri along with his ten brothers and sisters. They were running around the neighborhood and in the street, and after…

Neptune - MO
Neptune - MO
Turkey - MO

Neptune and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were…

Smudge - MO
Smudge - MO
Turkey - MO

Smudge and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging…

Sun - CA
Sun - CA
Turkey - CA

Sun was rescued from Thanksgiving in California with her 4 sisters, in 2015. They had seen other turkeys slaughtered right in front of them and waited…

Peyton Manning - MO
Peyton Manning - MO
Turkey - MO

Peyton Manning was rescued along with two other turkeys from Thanksgiving in Tennessee, in 2015. Male turkeys are not designed to live together once…

Lemon - MO
Lemon - MO
Turkey - MO

Lemon and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging…

Ora - MO
Ora - MO
Turkey - MO

Ora and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging…

Penelope - TN
Penelope - TN
Turkey - TN

Penelope came from a farm where she was used for breeding. When her much older male companion passed away, the farmer did not want her crossbreeding…

Heather - TN
Heather - TN
Turkey - TN

Heather was rescued with her two brothers in 2015 from Thanksgiving. She lived in horrible conditions and saw terrible things being done to other turkeys.…

Alice - CA
Alice - CA
Turkey - CA

Alice was rescued from Thanksgiving in California with her 4 sisters, in 2015. They had seen other turkeys slaughtered right in front of them and waited…

Paloma - CA
Paloma - CA
Turkey - CA

Paloma was rescued from Thanksgiving with her sister Scarlett in California, in 2014. They were filthy and terrified when we saved them and it took…

Sponsorship Benefits

When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive in the mail a Certificate of Sponsorship, which includes your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful photo!

You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.