Via New York Daily News - Every year about a month or two after Easter, animal shelters get flooded with ducklings, chicks and bunnies that need new homes.
The Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York, and The Barnyard Sanctuary in Blairstown, New Jersey, are among a handful of places that will take in surrendered farm animals such as chicks and ducklings.The reason there are so few places willing to accept these animals is because New York law states no person shall sell or give away chicks, ducklings, or rabbits unless they have the proper facilities to care for the animal.
According to Tamala Lester, founding director of the Barnyard Sanctuary, bunnies are the third most surrendered animal in the country after cats and dogs.
Places such as the Farm Sanctuary and the Barnyard Sanctuary are ready to accept the surrendered farm animals and try to place them in a home.
People dye chicks by using a needle filled with food coloring then inject the egg to color a chick before it's hatched. This practice is illegal in New York.
"It's cute to see them in these different colors but it's not necessary and they trivialize who these animals are," said Gene Bower, founder of Farm Sanctuary.
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Written by Niles A. Clarke/New York Daily News
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