Series: Sanctuary Tour Podcast

Episode 30 – If You Love Them, Paint Them with Melisa Beverage

Episode 30 – If You Love Them, Paint Them with Melisa Beverage

Melisa Beveridge is a vet tech/animal lover/artist who took her career dreams that she had as a little girl and made them come true after an intense car accident with a semi truck. Her dreams quite literally flashed before her eyes, and she knew what she 

Episode 29 – Healing and Hope with 4Them Sanctuary

Episode 29 – Healing and Hope with 4Them Sanctuary

From heartbreak and cancer to healing and hope, Leslie Naylor’s life was changed because of one cow. Join us this week, in a cow pasture, as we sit down with the founder of 4 Them Sanctuary in Tennessee. She tells us about her small starts 

Episode 28 – NM Farm Sanctuary | “How did we get lied to for so long?”

Episode 28 – NM Farm Sanctuary | “How did we get lied to for so long?”

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My partner and I had the privilege of visiting New Mexico Farm Sanctuary and having a conversation with the dedicated co-founder, Julie Cerros, back in February of 2021. Although the pandemic was raging on, we took a masked and socially-distanced tour of her place before sitting down to learn more.

New Mexico Farm Sanctuary is one of the most warm, welcoming, and inviting sanctuaries that I’ve visited over the years. Gabriel and Julie Cerros have truly created a space strangers turn into friends and friends soon feel like family. The couple runs the vegan animal sanctuary together and take care of goats and pigs who get a second shot at life. Their “Meet The Family” page on their website introduces you to all of the residents by name! They also have rescued dogs and cats that roam the property.

They are currently fundraising for water tanks for fire fighting. They need 3 tanks that are $1450 each. NM Farm Sanctuary says: “We are working with a group called CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) that is training us on evacuation techniques and what to do if we have to shelter in place during a fire. They have determined that we need three 1200 gallon tanks, placed strategically around the property, to be able to shelter in place and fight it if we get blocked in or they shut the roads down. We need fire pumps, generators to run them, and water tanks. We have money for the pumps and we have 1 generator already, but really need the tanks as they are the expensive part. We can have them filled by a local water company and will have them to fight fires with and use for water for the animals should the electricity go out and we lose power to the well house that supplies our water here at the sanctuary. So we need to raise $4350 to buy the tanks.”

To learn more about NM Farm Sanctuary, you can donate to them here and visit their website. Be sure to find them on Instagram and follow them on Facebook!

Episode 27 – Veganville, OR: A  Sustainable, Loving, and Compassionate Destination

Episode 27 – Veganville, OR: A Sustainable, Loving, and Compassionate Destination

My partner and I had the privilege of visiting Veganville and having a conversation with the incredible founder, Cecilia Mialon, back in February of 2021. Although the pandemic was raging on, we took a masked and socially-distanced tour of her place before sitting down to 

Episode 26 – Podcast Announcement | Know This About Going Vegan

Episode 26 – Podcast Announcement | Know This About Going Vegan

Sanctuary tour is making some big changes! Listen in to find out what is happening.

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

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

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Joy and Milly enjoying a nice walk in the goat pasture
Joy with Jules when she first arrived at Safe Haven

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 move to a new location, their newest rescues, and her role as a caregiver.

Getting to know Jules

Joy talks about her work at the sanctuary, and shares her passion for working with rescued farmed animals. She talks about some of the issues that come with animals rescued from factory farming and animal agriculture and how that dictates the level of veterinary care and daily care they receive.

Joy with the newest baby piglets
courtesy of @pitchforkwarrior

Joy talks about upcoming events, tours, volunteering, and how to stay in touch with what is happening at the sanctuary!

Please visit their website to learn more and to support:

https://safehavenfarmsanctuary.org

Follow on Instagram!!

https://www.instagram.com/safehavenfarmsanctuary/

Episode 24 – Maya Gottfried – Author of Vegan Love

Episode 24 – Maya Gottfried – Author of Vegan Love

Maya Gottfried, Author of several books including “Vegan Love – Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty – Free Gal, With Fashion, Makeup & Wedding Tips” and I sit down in her home in the Hudson Valley to discuss this book, Our Farm, and much more. 

Episode 23 – Kathy Stevens –     Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Episode 23 – Kathy Stevens – Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Kathy Stevens, Founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, author of Where the Blind Horse Sings, and Animal Camp, public speaker, educator and much more, sits down with me at the sanctuary amidst the goats, chickens, sheep, turkeys, and other animal friends whom she calls the “under-foots.” 

Episode 22 – Jonathan Brant – Discussing the Surging Plant-based Market and Growing Competition with the Animal Agriculture Industry

Episode 22 – Jonathan Brant – Discussing the Surging Plant-based Market and Growing Competition with the Animal Agriculture Industry

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Jonathan Brant is an animal rights activist, a writer, an artist, a musician and singer, a student at Eastern Michigan University, and author of

An Open Letter to a Curious Omnivore.”

In this episode, Jonathan and I are back together again discussing important issues surrounding animal agriculture, the surge in plant based foods, and a recent article about a Nebraska senator wanting to change the way plant based food labels and speaks about the their products. “Senator slams ‘fake food fad,’ introduces bill to crack down on fake meat labeling” was an article on aol.com in December of 2019 about a senator who is also a cattle rancher who introduced a bill to change labeling on plant based products. Jonathan and I discuss and unpack the many things that are wrong with this and talk about the growing demand of plant based products and how this has the animal agriculture industry running scared.

We discuss this and much more in this episode.

Episode 21 – Cultivating Peace Through Ahimsa and Meditation with Kim Beller

Episode 21 – Cultivating Peace Through Ahimsa and Meditation with Kim Beller

*Audio typo correction!! – In this episode I say 100 billion animals have died in Australia wildfires. I meant 1 billion. Sorry for the audio typo! Happy New Year! This episode is different from others in that there is no guest. In this raw and