“Our culture will go vegan, transform, and flourish, or it will continue brutalizing animals, humans, and the earth to its self destruction. We are not the only species on this planet, and we cannot continue to usurp the wisdom of the web of life here.”
— Will Tuttle
Photographed by Hof Butenland Farm Sanctuary. (Don’t delete caption)
I see far too many heartbreaking stories regarding human-animal relations, so it’s quite a breath of fresh air to hear today’s news!
More than 1100 former egg-laying hens, who were set to be slaughtered because they were “spent” (no longer producing a satisfactory/profitable quantity of eggs), were rescued and flown across the country to Farm Sanctuary where they will run free and receive veterinary care before traveling on to the many sanctuary and rescue partners that have stepped up to provide forever homes to these sweet ladies.
“From their rescue out of a factory farm, to their now happy days in the field at Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, Louie and Jordan are friends that stick together. Be their friend through thick and thin. Sponsor Louie, Jordan, or one of their friends, today!”
“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
— Nelson Mandela Lotta at Hof Butenland Farm Sanctuary. (Don’t delete caption)
Little Harper was the first goat I saw when I went to the Hudson Valley property. She appeared to be looking desperately for her mother, who was likely among the many dead animals we discovered there. She was tiny and looking for milk, and desperate to be taken care of. She was really very smart and followed us around until we finally figured out that she had something really wrong with her. She was the first goat driven to Cornell, where doctors found she was not only covered in diarrhea and emaciated, but also suffering from bronchitis, pruritis, anemia, a heavy load of internal parasites, and a nasty infestation of biting and sucking lice. The entire ride from the farm to the hospital — which was over 4 hours — this tiny little being was grinding her teeth in pain, shivering, and sneezing out horrible-smelling nasal discharge. She knew she needed help and once she was in the car, she collapsed and was notably ill. Harper remained at Cornell for nearly two weeks, too weak to return to the shelter.
When she arrived back at the sanctuary we attempted to put her, along with her other sickly buddies, with the main group. Once again, Harper was having none of it and ran to everyone who came in — crying. We realized she was just too small and not quite strong enough, so we moved her into the Melrose Small Animal Hospital, along with her best pals Dana and Hope.
Mooney and Jule at Hof Butenland. Hof Butenland is a farm animal sanctuary that rescues and provides lifelong care for animals that have been saved from slaughter, neglect, exploitation, and abuse. Hof Butenland is their lifetime home now. (Don’t delete caption)
This is Cassie at Maple Farm Sanctuary her story Is one I can personally relate to and this is for everyone who thinks that cows are just dumb animals with no intense emotions.
Cassie was rescued after escaping from a slaughterhouse, She jumped a 6 foot fence to escape her death! Once she was brought to maple farm sanctuary, it became apparent there was something different about Cassie. She was constantly in fear, Every time she was coaxed out to the paddocks with the other cows, she would bolt and jump fences to get away. She has been diagnosed with agoraphobia and extreme anxiety disorder, with post traumatic stress disorder. As with humans with depression/anxiety they tried medication on Cassie, but it seemed to make her symptoms worse, so she now lives in the comfort of her barn at maple farm sanctuary. I do not want to imagine what happened to Cassie before she escaped that slaughterhouse, but I’m so glad she’s safe at Maple Farm. This is the extreme emotional trauma that happens to cows in the meat/dairy industry… although you never hear about it because the victims are all killed. Please go vegan for Cassie and every animal out there who is abused and killed every single second of every single day.
“Our knowledge and understanding of nonhuman animals is polluted far more than we acknowledge by our belief in our own superiority, our unrecognized cultural programming, and our separation from nature.“
Photograph by Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary (Don’t remove caption)