DawnWatch Turkey Rescue
(Please note: Karen Dawn and DawnWatch are entirely different from Karen Davis and United Poultry Concerns.)
In 2008 Karen Dawn first brought two live turkeys, Bruce and Emily, into her home over Thanksgiving. The aim was to get positive, friendly, publicity for turkeys at their most vulnerable time of the year. The Palisades turkey pardon was such a hit with friends, neighbors and the media, that it became an annual tradition. It has been featured on local Los Angeles stations such as ABC, NBC and KTLA numerous times, as well as on national ABC Now, CNN and the Fox Business News Network. It has been covered three times in the Los Angeles Times, appeared on the front page of the Santa Monica Observer and Palisades Post, and has been picked up by the Associated Press, thereby being covered in hundreds of papers. As a demonstrably successful way to get positive media for the idea of vegan Thanksgivings it has now become an official DawnWatch project.
Here is just a small sample of the media stories on our annual turkey rescue:
ABC 7 Coverage of Rosie and Martha Turkey Rescue:
KTLA on Ellen and Portia Turkey Rescue:
Fox Business News Covers Anne & Jessica Turkey Rescue:
Huffington Post Piece:
This Huffington Post piece on Venus and Serena notes that they would be Karen Dawn’s last rescued turkeys, because she had to move house, but the turkey rescue is continuing as an official DawnWatch project and we will be reintroducing Ellie and Tracey Turkey to the world at our November 4th Turkey Season Kickoff!