1,150 hens are flying in style from Animal Place sanctuary in California to New York for permanent placement. This is the first time in history a private plane has been chartered to fly hens from coast to coast. The hens are part of a group of 3,000 Animal Place saved from gassing at a California egg farm. A private donor stepped up to foot the bill allowing Animal Place to fly the hens in a private jet.
SASHA Farm (Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals) has joined Animal Place and nine sanctuaries in this incredible effort to fly 1,150 hens from California to New York. SASHA Farm will be taking in 100 hens at our sanctuary. “This is the first time adult birds have ever been flown across the country,” says Kim Sturla, Executive Director. “A generous donor offered to fly the hens across the country and we jumped at the opportunity.”
“When SASHA Farm heard about this we were immediately committed to helping however we could. Although this will involve a long drive, almost 8 hours one way, the trip is well worth it. These birds have never touched the grass with their feet or felt the sun on their back. We cannot take back what they have had to suffer at the egg farm. What we can give them is a new beginning. No cramped cages, no expectations. We just want to give these hens the life they deserve. They’ve been deprived of what is natural to them for long enough. They deserve better.” says Director Dorothy Davies