Hello! This is our first blog on our new website so I am going to tell you a little about us.
Since we are a farm sanctuary our primary focus is to raise awareness about the cruel treatment and gigantic numbers of farmed animals slaughtered year in and year out. Don’t worry…we love dogs and cats aka companion animals and we have rescued dogs and cats of our own at the sanctuary. We adore them. But, most people love dogs and cats and there are many excellent shelters and rescue organizations helping dogs and cats worldwide.
We are passionate about taking a less popular direction. We want to inform about the undeserved cruelties farm animals endure on a daily basis and how lovable these wonderful animals are…just like dogs and cats! Since our sanctuary is small, and fairly new, we have so far rescued four farm pigs who were bred for slaughter, 6 hens rescued from battery cages, and two horses who were in need of forever homes. We adore them too!
Other people often say “I love animals.” Hmmm….is that ALL animals or just “companion animals?”
If you love ALL animals then what is the foremost action you can take to help farmed animals even if you are not yet ready to go vegan?
#1 Answer: start eating a more plant based diet. Just start. Your action will save wonderful animal lives, it will cut down on the profits of the heartless farmers who are breeding and slaughtering billions of farm animals, it will help Planet Earth start recovering from overpopulation and the filth caused by factory farms, and it will be healthier for you and your family!
I am vegan. I am a committed vegan…first and foremost because of my love and respect for all animals but also because of my love for Nature, and oh by the way…it is the healthiest way for me to eat…and incidentally my doctor agrees with me.
I have a confession to make though…it’s hard being vegan in this world. It’s not convenient when you are outside of your own home. It’s not considered to be “normal” and all of the advertising, and media coverage, grocery stores, and restaurants, shove pictures and radio ads and TV commercials at us every day that are appalling in their insensitivity to the rights of non-humans. I don’t want to see pictures of animal flesh every time I open my newspaper, or a magazine, or turn on the TV…like it’s normal. It’s not normal to me. To me it is bloody and gory and very, very sad and I don’t like seeing it, or hearing it, or smelling it.
Why is it OK to show and talk about dead animals and their by-products all day long and no one takes exception to it? Why do we “celebrate” every holiday and event by making meals out of other living beings? How come no one calls it weird and disgusting? Really…it’s weird and disgusting. If the advertisers and stores showed pictures of human meat in their ads we would see a backlash beyond imagining. But they don’t show human “meat” because society says that is wrong…and it is…but it’s also wrong to glorify eating meat from non-humans.
So I am going to write about being vegan in a non-vegan world and that it’s important, and possible, and healthy…but it’s also difficult. I sympathize…but please think about the animals and what their pain-filled lives and their terrifying deaths are like. Being human means we should have some humanity about other species. It’s not right to mistreat and kill the voiceless and the unrepresented just because we can and just because they aren’t human beings. Please think about it and then “open your heart to compassion.”
We are located in beautiful Paso Robles, California. Tours are by appointment only. Visit our Facebook calendar for the next volunteer day or open house.
6060 Vista Del Paso
Paso Robles, CA, 93446
To educate the public and influence change on compassionate treatment of animals, and the environment, by encouraging a plant-based lifestyle. To protect and care for farm animals, and senior cats and dogs, who have been neglected, abused and abandoned.
Financial gifts are always welcome. We are a 501c3, all donations are completely tax deductible.
Our 501c3 number is: 47-1018772