Sanctuary tour is making some big changes! Listen in to find out what is happening.
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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 22 – Jonathan Brant – Discussing the Surging Plant-based Market and Growing Competition with the Animal Agriculture Industry
Jonathan Brant is an animal rights activist, a writer, an artist, a musician and singer, a student at Eastern Michigan University, and author of
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.
Cows Come Home Sanctuary located in Talbott, Tennessee is such a magical place filled with lots of love and a very inspiring story. Randie and I sit down on her front porch overlooking the cow pasture, and have a heartfelt conversation. She shares her story …
After years of experience working with animals at different sanctuaries, Rebecca started her own “micro-sanctuary,” Institute For Animal Happiness. She and I sit down in her home in Woodstock, New York to discuss micro-sanctuaries, Hudson Valley Vegfest, and much more!
Rebecca explains what a “micro-sanctuary” is, and how the animals at these sanctuaries get such focused and individualized care. She started out taking in “special needs” animals from various sanctuaries that she worked at and volunteered with. The sanctuary is very professionally run. They keep animal records on all of the birds, and are laser focused on keeping every animal space clean and safe.
She talks about the care of the animals, and ethical standards of the work they are doing, as well as different health issues that some of the birds have.
Rebecca encourages anyone interested in micro sanctuaries to check out Triangle Chicken Advocates, and the Micro-Sanctuary Resource Center, who coined the term “micro-sanctuary.” They have a plethora of information to share. In addition, she talks about the importance of volunteering or working at a sanctuary, or with rescued animals in some capacity before thinking about starting a micro sanctuary.
We discuss the issues with eggs and the oppression of all females in animal agriculture and the health problems that the birds have because of how they have been bred to lay so many eggs. She talks in depth about the denigration of these birds, the history of chickens, and all of the issues that come along with the practices used in the industries that exploits these animals, including what happens to the baby males born into the egg laying industry. Rebecca shares what they do with the eggs that the chickens lay at Institute For Animal Happiness.
We touch on the link between veganism and feminism while discussing what the females go through in these industries.
Rebecca and Sande Nosonowitz started Hudson Valley Vegfest together a few years ago, and it has since grown and moved locations. She talks about this journey and how the Vegfest helps to offset the operational costs of the sanctuary.
Rebeccas shares, “I feel like we have a responsibility to do two things: 1) empower each other and lift each other up. We shouldn’t waste a minute of our time with people who do the opposite of these things. 2) support any respectful, intellectual critical dissent within any group or organization, if it is towards the goal of inspecting and improving ethics, or if it creates dialogues towards positive improvements of any kind.”
We discuss all of this and so much more in this episode! To learn more about the sanctuary, visit their website:
In this episode, Brece Clark (The Humane Cowboy) and I have an authentic, raw conversation about his journey from horse trainer, bull rider, rodeo participant, to the “humane cowboy” who works full time at a farm sanctuary who rescues animals. Brece talks about growing up …
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 …
Lauren tells the story of how HHHH Farm Rescue was started, and her first rescue, Celtic (a horse), and purchasing her own farm when she turned 25. She discusses her second rescue and the latest rescue (Beau) another horse.
They recently rescued Veda (meaning life) and Sasha (meaning protector) two sisters from an auction selling animals for a sacrificial holiday.
Lauren talks about the use of animals as property, the tags and paint their “owners” use to identify them, and the reason for this in animal agriculture.
We discuss the plight of animals in the industry, from animal agriculture to horse racing. We talk about her rescued cows and how friendly and sweet they are. (they are best friends) Lauren and I talk about the heart on Hamilton’s head, (who I mixed up with Oatmeal)… and their rescue story.
Lauren discusses ways to support the sanctuary, volunteering, and their visitor day coming soon.
HHHH Farm Rescue is a family affair. Lauren’s family is very involved with helping keep the sanctuary running by helping out and supporting her mission.
If you would like to support HHHH Farm Rescue visit the website. Links to donate and other info. are on the site.
To learn more about the horse racing industry, visit Horse Racing Wrongs:
In this episode Todd Friedman tells the story of how Arthur’s Acres was started and talks about the animals he has rescued. We discuss the dark side of animal agriculture, about different alternatives and options to meat products and the impact animal agriculture has …