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Watch some of our rescued turkeys enjoy being the guests on honor at our annual feast for human and feathered friends!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The deadline to receive printed certificates by Thanksgiving has passed. Certificates sent with eDelivery will arrive by Thanksgiving if ordered by 9pm on 11/22.
  • Emailed certificates are sent the next business day.
  • Paper Certificates are sent via USPS First Class Mail and are not trackable. Please allow 10 business days for delivery. They are mailed separately from all other items.
  • We are only able to ship to a single address per order. If you need to send adoptions to multiple addresses, please submit separate orders. Your billing information can be saved by creating an account with us during checkout or by going to our Registration Page.
Watch some of our rescued baby turkeys enjoy the outdoors for the first time!


While the majority of animals raised for food in the U.S. spend their lives on factory farms, the search for “humane” alternatives is a growing trend among consumers. In Marnie’s case, her “owner” was raising her and four other turkeys for meat at home.

These “backyard birds” didn’t live on a factory farm, and they were spared some industrial cruelties such as debeaking. But that didn’t make their situation a good or healthy one. Marnie suffered multiple issues as a result of improper care, and she was dying by the time she arrived at Farm Sanctuary.

Everything changed for these birds when their “owner” went through a breakup and moved away, leaving them behind in his former girlfriend’s care. Thankfully, she could not bear the thought of slaughtering them as had originally been planned, and she contacted Farm Sanctuary instead.

Now, for the first time, Marnie is learning what it’s like to be treated as someone, not something — and she’s serving as an ambassador for other turkeys just like her. Safe at our New York Shelter, she is free to be herself: assertive and sassy, always letting the other turkeys and her caregivers know just who’s in charge! We are thankful to celebrate Marnie’s first Thanksgiving with her this year, and honored to share how rich our lives can be when we put compassion first.

With your support, we can make a difference for turkeys and all farm animals. By sponsoring a turkey this holiday season, you help us provide the care our rescued residents need to thrive, and allow us to extend our lifesaving rescue, education, and advocacy work to help even more individuals in need. Thank you for supporting Farm Sanctuary as we create a more compassionate world for all!


Check out the live feed from the turkey barn at Farm Sanctuary! It is a cozy spot for rescued turkeys (and the occasional chicken or two). Learn more on Explore.org @ https://goo.gl/jfReQM.

Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project has encouraged people to save a turkey during the holiday season through sponsorships that help us rescue animals and provide care for them at our sanctuaries, as well as educate and advocate for turkeys and other farm animals everywhere.

For a one-time donation gift of just $35, anyone can sponsor a turkey. As a turkey sponsor, you will receive a special Adopt a Turkey certificate with a color photo of and fun details about your new friend.

Turkey sponsorships also make perfect gifts, so make an even greater impact this holiday season by sharing the love with others.