Tag: compassion

Episode 25 – Joy Gomez – Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary  – Caregivers Corner

Episode 25 – Joy Gomez – Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary – Caregivers Corner

In this new series, “Caregivers Corner,” I sit down with caregivers from different sanctuaries to talk about their work as caregivers. Joy Gomez is the farm manager and a caregiver at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in Poughquag, New York. Joy and I discuss their recent…

Episode 16                                        Farmshire Animal Sanctuary

Episode 16 Farmshire Animal Sanctuary

During a recent trip to North Carolina I was excited to visit Farmshire Animal Sanctuary located in Clyde, just outside of Asheville. It was awesome to visit with the animals, and to sit down with Sarah and Calen to talk about this beautiful sanctuary and…

Episode 15 –                          Mark Hawthorne – Author of Striking at the Roots – A Pratical Guide to Animal Activism

Episode 15 – Mark Hawthorne – Author of Striking at the Roots – A Pratical Guide to Animal Activism

Episode 15 – Mark Hawthorne – Author of Striking at the Roots – A Pratical Guide to Animal Activism
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I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with Mark at the Gray Barn at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, to discuss his book, Striking at the Roots- A Practical Guide to Animal Activism. Mark recently released the second edition of the book, (ten year anniversary) with a little more emphasis on “compassion fatigue” and more. The book is full of great tips from lots of people who contribute by telling their story, sharing their experiences, trials and tribulations, and what they have learned through their own activism. I describe the book as a sort of “round table” where so many people are getting together to share and discuss their experiences. This book is for anyone who loves and cares about animals. You don’t have to be an activist to enjoy and learn from this book.

We talk about the effectiveness of “leafletting” and what that means. The fact that we can reach so many people by just passing out leaflets or flyers. Mark talks about his experience with “leafletting” and also discusses other ways to be an effective animal rights activist.

Mark and I discuss in depth compassion fatigue and burnout, and his advice for combatting both, as well as animal law, and much more. We talk about issues within the animal rights movement concerning misconduct and harassment, and his wife lauren’s contribution to the book regarding these issues.

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Mark’s wife, Lauren Ornelas is the founder of the Food Empowerment Project. To learn more about this work, visit:

foodispower.org

Do vegans wear leather?

Do vegans wear leather?

This is a question that is asked often, and I believe there is more than one answer. Becoming/ being vegan looks different for each individual person, and I feel very strongly that we are to respect where everyone is on their journey. I know that…

Episode 10 – Woodstock Farm Sanctuary – Rachel McCrystal, Executive Director

Episode 10 – Woodstock Farm Sanctuary – Rachel McCrystal, Executive Director

In this episode Rachel McCrystal and I sit down in the grass pasture with the turkeys at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. Rachel introduces the beautiful turkeys and tells us that Beatrice is nine years old, which is very uncommon for turkeys to live this long. Beatrice…