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Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Trip To The Farm Sanctuary

This past month I had the privilege of visiting the farm sanctuary in Watkins Glen , NY. They had their annual yearly Hoe Down where they have guest speakers, vegan food, dancing, and the visit with the farm animals. The farm sanctuary is a non-profit organization that rescues animals that were going to be slaughtered, or in need of rescue , i.e.: the most recent Iowa floods. There many pigs were losing their lives and the farm sanctuary team went out there in horrid conditions and rescued those animals. They spend countless hours doing their best to try and help these animals reform to a healthy state. They take them for medical care and take time with them to help with the transition to learn that humans can be care takers of them instead of harm them. They place them in loving homes when they are well and keep the ones that need their constant care. Their work is remarkable and they are saviors of those animals. My favorite part of the tour was the pigs. They are so friendly and loving. All they want you to do is rub their belly and they make such cute noises.. Similar to my kitties. :) There are all kinds of animals there such as cows, goats, chickens, roosters, sheep, and of course the pigs. This experience is one I will never forget and I look forward to going back. In September there will be a “walk for the farm animals” in NY to help raise money for the farm sanctuary. I was so touched by this experience that I will be one of the walkers. I created my own personal fund raising page. If you would like to see some pictures of my trip and read a poem that I wrote after the journey please go to:

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jenny said...

That sounds great!

Geraldine said...

Butchy is SOOOOOO cute! Glad to see the green concern a la feline.

The Farm Sanctuary does important work. So many heartbreaking stories I've read with happy endings most of the time, in relation to their work. Thanks for sharing.