Farm sanctuaries are not the same as ‘city farms’ (where children simply visit sheeps and pigs in urban areas). Proper farm sanctuaries take neglected and abused animals from the farming industry, and give them a wonderful new life of peace, where they are safe and happy for the rest of their lives. Obviously people becoming vegan helps, but in modern times when donations have slashed, many sanctuaries are running on a shoestrong, so here are wonderful ways to help them. Also see clothing brands that help animal charities.
Surge Sanctuary is a wonderful place, set in 18 acres of the rural Midlands. Founded by a small group of close friends from the animal welfare organisation Surge (including the founder of London fast food outlet Unity Diner (all profits support the sanctuary). Residents include lambs saved from becoming Easter lunch to pigs rescued from abattoirs, they even have animals that used to live on building sites. Their shop sells cotton t-shirts and pretty mugs for your cup of tea.
The Farm Animal Sanctuary was established nearly 40 years ago, when the founder saw sick and diseased animals offered for sale at a livestock market. She bought 60 of them and gave them urgent vet care, and teh sanctuary has cared for hundreds of animals since. The sanctuary costs £2500 a day to run and their funds are running out, so please sponsor an animal and leave a legacy in your Will.
Goodhearted Sanctuaries sell fun organic aprons, where the ‘cow prints’ feature ‘cuts’ not of meat but of scratching post finders and favourite tickle spots! Naturally coloured, they have two adjacent pockets with tie-back closures. The sanctuary is set in 92 acres in rolling countryside between Worcestershire and Shropshire and is home to over 300 rescued animals. All the residents have safe cosy places to sleep, and freedom to explore pastures and woodland (and even two large pools for waterfowl).
Cuts of Kindness Print looks at animals not as profit opportunity, but individuals looking back with feelings, memories and even favourite tickle spots! This print created by their team features a cow, pig and hen silhouette. Printed on quality card, recycle the cellophane wrapper.