Woodstock Sanctuary: ThanksLiving is Thanksgiving w a Kind Twist!
November 16, 2020
Hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, New York is a state of the art farmed animal sanctuary where every Thanksgiving is celebrated with a touching and joyous ThanksLIVING ceremony. In this scenario, the turkeys, rescued from the horrors of modern day, intensive, factory farming, are not eaten. Instead, humans feed THEM delectable treats like cranberries and pies. The turkeys really enjoy the celebration. The humans get to see these magnificent beings for who they are: individuals, each with a unique personality. Woodstock Farm Sanctuary has a host of really innovative programs. During COVID, you can get a digital tour! You can also sponsor a turkey, chicken, cow or one of the other farm animals. It makes a great gift. Sanctuaries are one of the few places, in the modern day world, where people can experience animals that are otherwise treated as mere property. Often, people leave with a totally different attitude toward animals. They stop eating them!
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JaneUnChained offers you a new way of living. It’s like being born again, but it’s not religious. Our host, New York Times bestselling author as well as TV and social media journalist who heads JaneUnChained.com, Jane Velez-Mitchell, helps you turn on the lightbulb and jump to the next phase of human evolution. There is a peaceful, joyous way of living out there. The secret is simple: don’t look for peace, practice it in your daily choices. You might say, peace begins right on your plate. Tune in to JaneUnchained, live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.
Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder and editor of JaneUnChained.com, a digital news network focusing on animal rights and the vegan/compassionate lifestyle. Jane has won four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named her Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Mercy for Animals awarded her their Compassionate Leadership Award. In 2014, Jane was honored for fighting animal abuse by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2015, she received the Nanci Alexander Award at PETA's 35th anniversary. In 2017, she received Last Chance for Animals’ Sam Simon Award and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s Woodstock Warrior award.
For six years, Jane hosted her own show on CNN Headline News, where she ran a weekly segment on animal issues. Before that, she reported for the nationally syndicated Warner Brothers/Telepictures show Celebrity Justice, where she did numerous stories on animal issues championed by celebrities, and was also a news anchor/reporter at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and WCBS-TV in New York. Velez-Mitchell is a graduate of New York University and began her career with reporting stints in Ft. Myers, Florida, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.
Velez-Mitchell is the author of four books, including two New York Times bestsellers, and directed and produced the documentary Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life which won a Gracie award in 2001. She lives with her partner, Donna Dennison, and their 4 companion animals in Los Angeles.