What is Farm Sanctuary? It is a non-profit organization operated in California, which rescues and protects farm animals from various horrible situations.
What is the difference between the animals we share our homes with, and the animals we eat? Nothing, except cultural norms. In fact, pigs have proven to be smarter than dogs in many experiments, chickens can recognize and respond to their own name and recognize hundreds of faces, and cows have been known to adopt orphaned calves. Try looking into their eyes and you will see the spark of life that resides within all of us. I simply couldn’t imagine murdering, cutting up, and eating my precious cats. So why do we do it to pigs, chickens, turkeys, and cows?
Farm Sanctuary rescues animals and provides a better life for a few animals. So many more die in hopeless misery. For all those we cannot save, Farm Sanctuary honours them by giving rescued farm animals the best, most enriched life they can. Compassion is wonderful! While we cannot save every animal, it makes a world of difference to those we can.
You might not want to take the plunge and go vegan, that’s totally understandable. It’s not our fault we have been raised to eat meat and use animals for their skins, furs and for entertainment. But even reducing your meat and animal product consumption makes an huge impact. Take Meatless Mondays for example. It’s so easy to do. Eventually you may find meatless most days, except special occasions, and you will see how much variety is in vegetarian and vegan food. Try kale, tofu, quinoa, chickpeas, beans, lentils, tempeh, and many more!