Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope From Rescued Farm Animals

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Picking up where she left off in her first acclaimed book, “Where the Blind Horse Sings,” Kathy Stevens inspires us in “Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope From Rescued Farm Animals” with life-altering lessons shared by the animals in her charge and a plea to see them for who, not what, they are. The following excerpt is from a chapter titled, “If We Can Get Them Out,” which describes the dramatic rescue and near-miraculous… Read More >


How I Found My “Soul-Mate” Job

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By Maya Gottfried Many of us seek soul mates in relationships, but what about “work soul mates”? What about the work we do that helps complete us? That takes us to the next place spiritually? For me, writing Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuarywas a soul mate job. At age 35 I learned about Farm Sanctuary, a national organization (with shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif) that rescues and advocates for… Read More >


2009: A Banner Year for the Animals!

By Jenny Brown   |  5Comments|

Jenny has put together a list of triumphs for our animal friends in 2009. Hope it motivates you to make your first Monday in 2009 a meatless one! This Thanksgiving I was asked to speak at the Berkshire Vegetarian Network’s holiday dinner, and in the true spirit of the day (and a bad bout of writer’s block) I came up with a list of ten things for which I’m thankful. The food was great and… Read More >


Interview: “Eating Animals” Author Jonathan Safran Foer

By Michael Parrish DuDell   |  4Comments|

On Sunday, I spent my afternoon at Tavern on the Green for Farm Sanctuary’s “Celebration for the Turkeys”– an annual event aimed to protect turkeys and promote compassionate Thanksgiving traditions. The event featured delicious food by Candle 79, a silent auction with tons of cruelty-free products, and a slew of special guests, including: Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Peter Max, Ally Sheedy and author Jonathan Safran Foer. I had the chance to sit down with Foer… Read More >