Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Visit to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary...

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Hidden in the rolling green hills of the Catskills is happy little farm where a band of merry misfits have made a home... it's called Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, and last weekend we drove up for their July Jamboree.

There was a ton of vegan food, games for the kids, and of course lots of happy animals who have been rescued from sad, scary fates. As people who have spent years of their lives advocating for animals, and have witnessed both first hand and through countless hours of video the horrors animals face everyday, it is an indescribable pleasure to see how happy these animals are. I mean, I can't even begin to tell you how delighted it makes me to see the goats line up to meet new people and the pigs sleeping the day away in muddy grass. While we were visiting with the chickens, some of them fell in love with Dan and were literally climbing all over him. Maybe they remember him from his days working on Peta's KFC campaign?

This was really one of the best days we've had in a long time. If you ever find yourself in the area, you have to plan a trip to meet these wonderful animals! It will inspire you like nothing else to advocate for those animals less fortunate than these guys, and remind you why eating compassionately is so important.

Can't make the trip? Please consider making a donation or even just buying a shirt to show your support!

Wearing my Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary tee at AR 2008 in DC


  1. I am jealous! I would love to visit an animal sanctuary, but there aren't any anywhere near me. Hopefully I'll be able to visit one the next time that I visit my NYC-based brother.

  2. I love the animals and people of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary! My husband and I recently started sponsoring Clover,the goat, and then visited her. Wow, such a moving experience! And I agree, if you can't sponsor an animal, purchase a t-shirt to help support WFAS (and advocate for animals!) I have the "Eat Kale, Not Cow" T....love it! :)