"To this day, that image hangs over my bed at night. When I wake up every day, I see this guy staring back at me. He's not here with us anymore, but he's certainly watching over us. When I think of animals, or really anybody passing away, I consider it to be not goodbye, but goodnight. It's not the end, just going down two different paths. Seeing his image on a daily basis is a reminder that there are so many more we need to help."
- Christine Morrissey, manager at Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
"Chickens are the best animal to be around when you're down - they are so completely and utterly engaged in their lives."
"For me, the key to coping with the horrors of knowing what is going on in the world vis a vis animals is sanctuaries. I remember the very first time I visited a sanctuary - it was Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York. It was a long time ago, in the 90s, and I didn't know many people who shared my passion for animals. Coming to Farm Sanctuary, and seeing the animals living so happily, and being surrounded by people who took it as a given that, of course we wouldn't eat animals, was like heaven. It renewed my spirit in an incredibly deep way. Now, whenever I start to become overwhelmed with sadness, or feel a sense of defeat, I try to get myself to a sanctuary to hang out with some pigs, or cows, or, best of all chickens. Chickens are the best animal to be around when you're down - they are so completely and utterly engaged in their lives. Every egg that is laid is a cause for a barn-wide emotional outpouring. I love it."
- Mariann Sullivan, co-founder, Our Hen House and adjunct professor of animal law, Columbia University