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Serena

Serena Turkey at Farm Sanctuary's Southern California shelter

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Serena

Name

Serena

Rescue Date

January 11, 2016

Breed

Bronze

Background

A rescuer saved Serena and her “sister” Venus from becoming a Thanksgiving meal.

Farm Sanctuary life is a “match” for Serena, who came to live at our Southern California Shelter with her “sister” Venus after a local turkey rescuer saved them from becoming a Thanksgiving meal.

Named after the vegan tennis powerhouses, Serena and Venus turkeys are superstars in their own right, showing the world just how friendly and relatable turkeys can be. Serena is a heritage bird, unlike the majority of turkeys raised for food in the United States. Whether turkeys are raised on factory farms or smaller establishments, however, they are subjected to similar acts of cruelty. Serena was debeaked and detoed, painful procedures in which the tips of the beak and toes are removed without anesthetic. These practices are carried out to prevent fighting among these overcrowded and overstressed birds, yet these behaviors do not occur when turkeys are allowed to live as nature intended. Despite the cruelty she once faced at human hands, Serena is a friendly girl who loves meeting people and being petted. Here, she is also free to choose her friends and nests beside Venus each night. Since their rescue, Serena and Venus have inspired countless individuals to celebrate a more compassionate holiday and to view turkeys in a new light. And while “love” in tennis means nothing, it is everything for these special girls.

 

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By participating in the Adopt a Farm Animal Program, you’ll help provide the necessary support to care for Serena and defend all farm animals against cruelty.

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Serena Turkey at Farm Sanctuary's Southern California shelter

Photo: Andrew Lasken