Inspirational Visit To “Farm Sanctuary”

Every once and a while, you find yourself somewhere, that changes you for the better, and inspires you to do more. This is exactly what happened to us, during our visit to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY.

We made the 6 hour journey, with 3 kids fighting in the backseat and only 2 quick rest stops. Needless to say, all 5 of us (my mom included) were super anxious to get to the farm!! We had been planning this trip since last summer, and our excitement was rising!

We were hoping to make it there before 3pm, which is when they give the last tour of the day. Thankfully we made great time, and arrived shortly after 2:00. We parked the car and entered “The People Barn” to check in. We then went to check out our cabin. TOO CUTE!! There were 3 little red cabins, side by side, just steps away from the main building. The best part of all was the view. All you could see was beautiful open farm land, with barns and of course animals!

We then took the farm tour, which was included in our B&B stay. A sweet and knowledgeable young woman named Renee, was our guide. We visited with the cows, goats, turkeys, ducks, chickens and PIGGIES!! All of the animals were relaxed, content, and many were affectionate! It was easy to see that these creatures were appreciative of the love and respect they are given. Most have come from abusive situations, so they realize how wonderful their new lives truly are. This experience makes you understand that animals are really no different than us. They want affection, they require humane treatment and they deserve respect. They feel pain, fear & love. In my mind, anyone who hurts an animal, is no different from someone who hurts a human being.

I encourage any person who has a love for animals, to visit Farm Sanctuary. Whether you are a Vegan, or a meat eater, this is a place you will feel inspired & empowered. I especially encourage Vegans, who have a non-Vegan spouse, friends or family members, to take a trip here together. You may be surprised what happens…… My mother came as a Vegetarian (she loves her cheese) and left as a Vegan. (She learned how her love of cheese was fueling the veal industry)

I entered Farm Sanctuary as a Vegan, but I left with a new sense of “being”. I was enlightened, empowered and educated. How many family trips offer you that?

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Farm Sanctuary and Union County Humane Society Working Together to Offer Refuge for Animals Victimized in Conklin Dairy Cruelty Case

Farm Sanctuary and Union County Humane Society Working Together to Offer Refuge for Animals Victimized in Conklin Dairy Cruelty Case.

The video recently released, showing ultimate acts of cruelty against dairy cows at Conklin Dairy, has broken my heart. I am at a loss for words, and I pray that the animals involved in this abusive environment, are rescued soon!! The fact that the law protects the rights of these dangerous criminals, over these innocent animals blows my mind! Please voice your concern for cows at Conklin Dairy & support Farm Sanctuary’s efforts to save them!

No Animals For Easter Gifts | Farm Sanctuary

What’s cuter than a baby bunny or chick in your child’s Easter basket?? I can’t think of a thing! I mean seriously, baby animals are absolutely ADORABLE and children love cuddling them!!

The problem however, is that babies turn into adults…. and children often lose interest quickly. Even bunnies and chicks can grow pretty big and require a TON of work!! Feeding and tending to these innocent creatures is a large task, and most kids have other things they would rather be doing.

Many animals given as holiday gifts, become unwanted and neglected.

Please do not give live animals as gifts to your kids this Easter, but instead sponsor a farm animal from Farm Sanctuary.

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