In late 2015, Sgt. Anthony Egan of the New York City Police Department was patrolling a Brooklyn neighborhood. He probably thought that day would be like any other, but then he spotted a rooster, alone and in distress. Mo Justice, said rooster, was ill, weak and on the brink of death. Anthony could have walked away, but his compassionate heart went out to the suffering rooster and he was determined to help.
More than likely, Mo Justice escaped from one of the many live markets in New York City – businesses where customers may pick out a live animal who is then slaughtered on site. Consumers have started to seek out “humane” meat options, thinking that these animals have a higher quality of life but as we’ve seen time and time again, that is far from the truth, with countless cases of cruelty and neglect.
Thanks to Anthony and a team of compassionate friends, Mo was able to make his way to the beautiful and peaceful Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York. Mo has recovered and has blossomed into a beautiful and sweet rooster, all thanks to Sgt. Anthony Egan!
According to Farm Sanctuary, Mo, “carefully watches out for the ladies in his new flock, and they are quite taken with their handsome suitor!”
And Anthony has once again helped out one of our feathered friends! Just recently the NYPD officer rescued a fallen baby bird. Look at the baby birds little tufts of hair! So adorable. Thank you, Sgt. Anthony Egan!
Chickens are highly social, emotional, and intelligent animals. They can solve complex problems and have their own language with more than 30 calls, each with a different meaning. Anthony must realize how amazing birds are because he has saved not one but two over the years! Because of Anthony’s big heart, Mo Justice now lives out his days at Farm Sanctuary, serving as an ambassador for other roosters just like him and the baby bird is now safe in the right hands.
Feeling inspired? You don’t have to be a police office to help animals. You too can help these amazing animals by sharing their stories and letting people know that ALL animals are unique individuals who deserve compassion and kindness! And be sure to check out our tips on how to handle rescuing a bird! Remember, you should always try to contact a professional before stepping in, check out these hotlines for some that might help.
Image source: Farm Sanctuary