Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Benny - CA
Benny - CA
Turkey - CA

Benny was rescued from being eaten on Thanksgiving. It is very common for turkey farmers to carry them by their legs and in doing so, they broke her…

Ellen - CA
Ellen - CA
Turkey - CA

Wild turkeys live about 20 years and are able to run, fly and mate . They live in large family groups and are very social and smart. The meat industry…

Portia - CA
Portia - CA
Turkey - CA

Wild turkeys live about 20 years and are able to run, fly and mate . They live in large family groups and are very social and smart. The meat industry…

Marsha - CA
Marsha - CA
Turkey - CA

Marsha was rescued from Thanksgiving and then was attacked by a dog. After healing at the hospital, Marsha was brought to The Gentle Barn to charm people…

Sun - CA
Sun - CA
Turkey - CA

Sun was the oldest living turkey in the history of The Gentle Barn! Because turkeys are genetically engineered to grow very big very fast so they can…

Esther - MO
Esther - MO
Turkey - MO

Esther was rescued along with ten siblings from a very busy road. Neighbors had no idea where they came from, and after knocking on all doors could…

Krishna - CA
Krishna - CA
Turkey - CA

Krishna was rescued from Thanksgiving along with her sister, Rama. They were not given food, water, or shelter where they came from and were emaciated…

Scarlett - CA
Scarlett - CA
Turkey - CA

Scarlet was one of four turkeys that we rescued from Thanksgiving. They were emaciated, filthy, and terrified. Rescuing them allowed us to discover…

Bloom - CA
Bloom - CA
Turkey - CA

Bloom and her sister, Brave were raised by a woman who loved them very much. She hand-fed them, cuddled with them, and saw them as family. When…

Peyton Manning - MO
Peyton Manning - MO
Turkey - MO

Peyton Manning was rescued along with two other turkeys from Thanksgiving in Tennessee, in 2015. After learning he was safe and could accept…

Darshana - CA
Darshana - CA
Turkey - CA

Darshana was rescued from Thanksgiving with her two sisters. She was dirty, scared and angry when she came here. But after a short while here, she forgave…

Rama - CA
Rama - CA
Turkey - CA

Rama was rescued from Thanksgiving. She lived in so much fear for the first several years believing we would harm her. But slowly she realized she was…

Betty Morgan - MO
Betty Morgan - MO
Turkey - MO

Betty Morgan was purchased from a turkey farm by an eight year old girl. When her parents wouldn’t allow her to keep Betty as a pet she begged one of…

Adeline - TN
Adeline - TN
Turkey - TN

We first rescued Adeline with her four sisters. They were scared, filthy, and sick. Once healed, staff and volunteers sat with them each day,…

Lemon - MO
Lemon - MO
Turkey - MO

Lemon and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us in 2017. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house…

Azul - MO
Azul - MO
Turkey - MO

January 14th, 2018 was a very cold day. Our founders Ellie and Jay made a special trip to Missouri to help us rescue a sheep and a handful of…

Sir Francis - CA
Sir Francis - CA
Turkey - CA

When we rescued Sir Fancy Pants from Thanksgiving in 2011 he was a tiny, scared baby. He soon became comfortable in our barnyard and we watched him…

Monty - CA
Monty - CA
Turkey - CA

Monty was rescued from Thanksgiving. Instead of ending up on someone's plate, he came to The Gentle Barn where he charms hundreds of people and teaches…

Claire - CA
Claire - CA
Turkey - CA

This week we helped Claire out of her body, walked her home, and set her free. Before she left, I told her that she had done an excellent job here,…

Ora - MO
Ora - MO
Turkey - MO

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

McKenna Rockett - CA
McKenna Rockett - CA
Turkey - CA

McKenna Rockett was rescued from Thanksgiving. Filthy and terrified, it took months to get her healthy and happy. McKenna Rockett soon became the love…

Alice - CA
Alice - CA
Turkey - CA

Alice was rescued from Thanksgiving along with four other turkey sisters. They were all nervous and scared of us at first, but soon began to heal and…

Nalla - CA
Nalla - CA
Turkey - CA

Nalla was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2014. She came in filthy and terrified. After several months of good food, clean water, and gentle hands, Nalla…

Penelope - TN
Penelope - TN
Turkey - TN

Penelope was used for breeding so her offspring could be sold for slaughter. When she got older and could no longer breed, she was "useless" to her…

Chloe - CA
Chloe - CA
Turkey - CA

Chloe was rescued just before Thanksgiving. Her toes and beak had been cut off, she was black with filth, and had lost all trust in humans.

To…

Tommy - CA
Tommy - CA
Turkey - CA

Tommy the turkey was raised by someone who thought that it would be cool to raise their own Thanksgiving dinner. But when it was time to kill him, the…

Enid - CA
Enid - CA
Turkey - CA

Wild turkeys are smaller and live for about 25 years. Scientists have taken the DNA of a wild turkey and genetically engineered it to create a man made,…

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