Documentary features Vacaville’s Animal Place

By From page A7 | March 12, 2014

VACAVILLE — Animal Place, with locations in Vacaville and Grass Valley, is the focus of a documentary that chronicles what is believed to be the largest animal neglect case in the United Sates.

“Turlock” premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Guild Theater, 2828 35th St., Sacramento.

When animal sanctuary Animal Place found out a factory farm in Turlock had closed, and 50,000 hens had been abandoned and left to starve, a team of professionals and volunteers leaped into action to save as many lives as they could. More than 1,000 hens left the two Animal Place facilities in November 2013 bound for the east coast and new homes.

Filmmaker Keegan Kuhn and many of the rescuers are expected to answer questions after the screening.

The film raises questions about how humans view animals and modern industrial egg farming, according to a press release for the movie. It also introduces several chickens lucky enough to be adopted into happy homes.

For more information, visitwww.turlockrescue.org.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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