WHAT A VOLUNTEER SHIFT AT GEORGIA'S PLACE BIRD SANCTUARY LOOKS LIKE

DID YOU KNOW »

• There is a detection map to see what is happening in your area.

• HPAI is the infection of Type A viruses. These viruses naturally spread among wild aquatic birds and can infect farmed birds and other birds, like raptors (birds of prey).
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• Chickens and turkeys are most severely affected by bird flu and generally will die if infected. Waterfowl may survive the disease but then are able to spread the virus. [2]

• When you see the numbers of farmed animals "killed by bird flu," know that number is based on how many birds were murdered to prevent the spread. And the way they're murdered is incredibly cruel. [3]

• Bird flu viruses do not normally infect humans. However, sporadic human infections with bird flu viruses have occurred. This is classified as zoonosis or zoonotic disease. [4]

• Animal-based diseases (zoonoses) account for an estimated
73% of all emerging infectious diseases affecting humans (including COVID-19).
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I'm sure everyone has heard about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)—or bird flu—in some form or fashion. It has caused quite a scare for sanctuaries. I thought I'd share the fundraiser video I did for Georgia's Place, featuring yours truly as I do one of my volunteer shifts! It focuses on biosecurity protocol.

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Through services such as meal shares, food demos, clothing drives, and mentorship, our network of partners work in areas all around the country to help make veganism accessible to communities in need.

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When you're done checking out Chilis on Wheels, following them on social media, and maybe even donating a dollar or two—you may find yourself craving some chili, too. This is my go to recipe!

 INGREDIENTS

  • 1 onion

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tbsp cumin

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • (2) 15 oz can of beans (I prefer black beans)

  • 1 sweet potato 

  • 4 cups of stock (I prefer to use a dark miso) 

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 1 avocado

 STEPS

  1. Prep your veggies: rinse and drain beans, peel and dice onion, mince garlic, peel and cut sweet potato into cubes (prep stock if using miso)

  2. Heat the oil in a large soup pot

  3. Add onions, stir until they start to soften

  4. Add the garlic, don't burn it like I always do

  5. Add chili powder and cumin, stir for a couple minutes

  6. Add the beans, stock, sweet potato

  7. Cook for 5 min, then add the quinoa

  8. Continue until quinoa and sweet potato are cooked

  9. Serve as you like—I top mine with avocado!