sanctuary for farmed animals

“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)


anima-, anim- (Latin: animal life, a living creature; living; breath; soul; mind) The Latin element, anima-, refers to “a living being” from a Latin form meaning, “of air, having a spirit, living”; which in turn comes from another form meaning, “breath of air, air, soul, life.”
Milla, Marte, and Maret, residents of Hof Butenland Farm Sanctuary, enjoying their freedom and the beauty of nature. (Please don’t remove caption)


“Granted, these animals do not have all the desires we humans have; granted, they do not comprehend everything we humans comprehend; nevertheless, we and they do have some of the same desires and do comprehend some of the same things.The desires for food and water, shelter and companionship, freedom of movement and avoidance of pain? These desires are shared by nonhuman animals and human beings. As for comprehension: like humans, many nonhuman animals understand the world in which they live and move. Otherwise, they could not survive. So beneath the many differences, there is sameness. Like us, these animals embody the mystery and wonder of consciousness. Like us, they are not only in the world, they are aware of it. Like us they are the psychological centers of a life that is uniquely their own. In these fundamental respects humans stand “on all fours”, so to speak, with hogs and cows, chickens and turkeys.”
— Earthlings
Photographed by the wonderful Santuario Gaia Farm Sanctuary. (Please don’t remove the caption)


Javi and Patricia are two piglets who were destined to die. Patricia has a spinal cord injury due to her having been crushed by her mother in a locked farrowing crate. Javi was rescued with just a few days having been born. He had his tail cut off which became infected, causing the infection to spread to the rest of his body. This caused his joints to become so inflamed that he couldn’t walk. Javi’s mother died, including the rest of his siblings. As for Patricia’s family, it is certain that they too were killed. Javi and Patricia were fortunate enough to have been rescued by Gaia Farm Sanctuary. They were given medical attention and were brought back to health. When Javi and Patricia met, they were inseparable. Now they are always cuddling each other, playing together, and Patricia is always calmer when Javi is by her side. Today they are living free from harm and fear, and are given all the love and respect they deserve by the caretakers of the sanctuary. They currently reside at their forever home, Gaia Sanctuary in Camprodon, Spain. (Please don’t remove caption.)