A Turkey is Pardoned

Pictured, from left: Dawn, Richard Bloom and Denise Crosby
Photo by Rich Schmitt\Staff Photographer

On Saturday, Nov. 4, nearly 200 animal adorées put on their finest cruelty-free attire to attend the first annual Dawn Watch Turkey Pardoning Party.

Hosted by the recently minted nonprofit organization’s founder Karen Dawn, Saturday’s soirée was held in a beautiful Marquez Knolls backyard where the guests of honor, Ellie and Tracey Turkeys, were pardoned from the Thanksgiving Day table by 50th Assemblymember Richard Bloom.

Bloom, a committed animal rights activist who fought tooth and nail to implement last year’s bill that banned orca breeding in California, told the Palisadian-Post that the pardoning served as a “metaphorical act on behalf of animals everywhere.”

      —GABRIELLA BOCK