Series: Sanctuary Tour Podcast

Episode 32 – Meet Blueberry Lane, The Sanctuary Working For A Balanced World

Episode 32 – Meet Blueberry Lane, The Sanctuary Working For A Balanced World

Blueberry Lane Farm Animal Sanctuary is working for a well-balanced world; one where humans act as stewards of the earth and care for nonhuman animals with love and compassion. Located on the east coast of North Carolina, Blueberry Lane is home to animals who were 

Episode 31 – A Feral Pig Lover And Protecter | Tracy Frank from SARA Sanctuary

Episode 31 – A Feral Pig Lover And Protecter | Tracy Frank from SARA Sanctuary

Have you ever seen 300 tame feral pigs gathered together and living their best lives? You can do this, and more, at SARA Sanctuary (Society For Animal Rescue and Adoption) in Sequin, Texas. Although “tame” and “feral” sound like they just don’t mesh, Tracy explains 

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

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

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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 had to do. She now travels the world taking care of animals, helping out at sanctuaries, and painting her furry, hoofed, and feathered friends that she meets along the way in bold colors. 

All of the animals pictured in Melisa’s photos are recovering and healing at responsible sanctuaries. They will either stay in sanctuary for the rest of their lives or be returned to the wild if possible. Melissa donates 10% of sales from each artwork of an animal back to the sanctuary where that animal lives so that they can be cared for. You can browse her artwork, learn amore about her, and follow along with her adventures here!

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 were we lied to for so long?”

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

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.

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

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

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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 learn more.

Not only is Veganville a place of love, compassion, and acceptance for non-human animals, this small farm is a sanctuary for the wildlife and the natural world as well. As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Veganville decision-makers consider what consequences their actions will have on the land with each decision that they make. Vegaville has a heavy focus on permaculture, sustainable living, and animal care. They also involve the community in their work and invite them to dive deeper though their WWOOFing program.

The Veganville website says the following about the founder, Cecilia: “She has worked closely with Dolphin Project and Free The Mojave Dolphins to help educate the public on the plight of dolphins in Japan and the suffering of dolphins in captivity around the world and the importance of conserving our oceans.  She believes everything that is impacting our environment negatively today is linked to the modern-day agribusiness and the public simply isn’t aware. She believes Veganville encourages that awareness so that the public is able to make that connection for themselves.”

To learn more about Veganville in Oregon, please visit veganvilleoregon.org. You can donate to Veganville here through PayPal or join their Patreon!

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

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 24 – Maya Gottfried – Author of Vegan Love

Episode 24 – Maya Gottfried – Author of Vegan Love

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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.

Maya talks about her favorite part about writing the book. (Listen to the podcast for the answer!)

In addition to the stories of over thirty people who are interviewed for the book, there are also many tips, facts, and so much information about veganism and how to navigate not only dating and partnering, but also moving towards a more cruelty-free lifestyle. From facts about what happens to different animals in factory farming, to how and where to find vegan/cruelty free makeup, Maya shares it all!

We discuss some of the stories in the book and how many of the omnivore partners eventually went vegetarian or vegan after being with their vegan counterpart.

Our Farm” is a book that is near and dear to Maya. She shares her story about writing this book, what made her go vegan on the spot, and her experience spending time at Farm Sanctuary where she met the animals who inspired the poetry. She is raw and honest about her interactions with different animals, especially a special hen that she met, who initiated change and the beginning of Maya’s vegan journey. Maya shares her personal battle with cancer and how this book, “Our Farm” was her beacon of hope and kept her going through the toughest times, during her treatments, and recovery.

Maya shares with our listeners what she writes for Veg News Magazine, what is coming next for her, and what vegan LOVE means to her.

Please listen, share, rate, and review this podcast so that more and more people can find us and enjoy!

To learn more about Maya and her work, purchase her books, and follow her, please visit her website:

https://www.mayagottfried.com

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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.”