If you don't stand up for animals who will? I could choose to sleep in on Saturday mornings, but instead I think about the frightened chickens who are living their last day on earth in filthy and cramped cages on their way to slaughter with no body there to acknowledge their suffering. All of this just so that people can enjoy the pleasure of taste for only a moment. For them, they are bred only to become food. Food that we do not need. They live their life in pain and fear all the way up until they are dumped out of the cages, hung upside down, electrocuted and have their throats slit. You can see the fear in their eyes, they can sense what is going to happen. They don't deserve this, just as much as dogs or cats wouldn't deserve this. Please #govegan for them.
When you first decide to embark on a vegan/plant based lifestyle, it can be like learning to cook all over again. In the beginning you can wonder what to eat and try to make things the same as before you were vegan. I have personally found it to be an exciting transition that eventually led me to trying new things I otherwise never would have tried and also learned to simplify over time and enjoy making food far more now than ever before I was vegan. One thing is for sure, I have never felt better physically and i feel good in my mind/soul knowing I am not contributing to the animal cruelty involved in meat & dairy. This is a new favorite....Open faced lentil salad sandwich on a vegan friendly English muffin topped with fresh spinach. #govegan#meetyourmeat
This might be my favorite photo from yesterday's tour. A fence line full of amazing, supportive and inquisitive guests together with two of our saves - Gideon and our most recent rescue, Greta Gar-moo.
It is no small feat to start a sanctuary, to build a farm or to save a life. Nor is it as simple as you think to host a tour, but together, slowly but surely we accomplish our goals and grow. Together we make dreams come true one life at a time providing peace, protection and possibility through rescue, sanctuary, adoption and education.
This could not be done without our fabulous board, Heather, Michele, Sarah and Laima who give up their time again and again and again. This behind the scenes crew enables us to pull things together so we can welcome others and as a community, we can do more and be more every single day. We would not have accomplished as much as we have without them and I am thankful beyond words for all their help creating Tomten Farm and Sanctuary.
Thank you to all who joined our tour, we are honored by your presence, lifted by your enthusiasm, invigorated by your questions and grateful for your gifts. There are big things ahead and we so look forward to the next phase of our journey and we so appreciate having you, all of you, here, enjoying the trip by our side whether virtually or in person. #tomtenfarmandsanctuary#peaceprotectionandpossibility#farmsanctuary#farmanimalrescue#animalrescue#horserescue#pigrescue#cowrescue#donkeyrescue#goatrescue#sheeprescue#duckrescue#gooserescue#chickenrescue#farmtour#animalsanctuary#meetyourmeat
Every. Single. Time.
I passed a truck full of baby piglets on their way to a life full of torture and ultimately slaughter. I cried for 20 minutes.
@Regrann from @incogneato_vegan - Me and @purrranda driving home from @vegfestkc like...
Probably the closest most people will ever be to the animals they consume. By animals I mean living beings not pieces of flesh.
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When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy
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Was great getting to speak with Ellie and Jay of @thegentlebarn tonight. These two put their heart and soul into what they do. For them to be opening a sanctuary a stone's throw from where I grew up is so great for the animals and my community. We welcome you to St. Louis with open arms. 💚
I always try to be positive here but this is an unignorable reality which needs to be understood. Educating yourself can only be a positive thing, since then you can act from an informed position... ..
Did you know that if you choose to eat meat you're choosing to eat baby animals? Does this seem natural or normal? If you find this fact upsetting you should reflect on why you feel that way; your heart will tell you the truth.
These stats are from #mcdonalds website - they work on accepted industry standards. ..
I expect people wouldn't dream of eating a puppy or kitten, and there's no meaningful difference between those 'pet' animals and any others.
The best news is we can choose another way 🙏😊#crueltyfree