Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig’s Roost provides a safe forever home for misplaced, abandoned, or abused farm birds with a focus on roosters, while advocating strongly for a vegan lifestyle as the ultimate solution to ending the atrocities committed against all farmed animals. All residents are provided with loving nurture, safety, enrichment, and veterinary care for life.
For every hen hatched who is used for her eggs, there is a rooster. 99% of the time that rooster is unwanted, discarded, often mistreated, and sometimes despised. Roosters have a very special place in this world and they serve as the fierce protectors and guardians of their more vulnerable flock members. Roosters will fight until their own death for those they love, but they are also some of the most sensitive beings that exist. Their hearts are deep. They mourn, they rejoice, they flap their wings and jump with happiness, and they hide and mope when their feelings are hurt.
Roosters want to live. Roosters always fight for life, both their own lives and the lives of others. Humans take away billions of roosters’ lives each year in horrible and cruel ways. The most common death that baby roosters suffer is being ground up alive, suffocated, or simply discarded in dumpsters with thousands of their baby brothers, on the day of their hatching, because boys do not lay eggs. The egg industry hatches smaller breeds, so the ones hatched male are of no use to the meat industry, thus the boys are destroyed. The rest of the unwanted roosters end up in dog and cat shelters, dumped on the side of the road, or abused when kept by people who have no respect for these majestic and intelligent creatures.
Eggs are the demise of these beautiful birds, both hens and roosters alike. The only way to avoid the death, torture and suffering of billions of these birds is to go vegan. Veganism is the ONLY way to detach from this cruel practice. There are no “cruelty free” eggs, because back at the hatchery, they’re still grinding up live male chicks, and the parents are still living in ammonia-filled darkness.
We reside on 38 acres on the high plains of Colorado where we care for over 100 roosters, many hens, geese, ducks, peafowl, pigeons, turkeys, goats, horses and sheep. Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig’s Roost is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization. We are an all volunteer run organization.