15 Top Animal Rights Books to Read

Reading about the plight of animals and how to advocate for animal rights is, for many, an important aspect of the vegan lifestyle.

Knowing about the lives of those you would like to help to improve and the importance of doing so can start you off on the vegan path as well as reinforce your efforts along the way.

Whether to help you to begin a vegan lifestyle or to increase your knowledge and awareness of the realities of animal agriculture these books provide insight into the reasons for going vegan.

Many of these books also give practical suggestions for how to positively contribute to the animal liberation movement.

Here are 15 of the top books to read relating to animal rights:

Disclaimer: Some of these books may contain graphic details that are difficult to read, but are essential in order to effectively convey what goes on behind closed doors, particularly on factory farms.

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1. Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering by Mark Hawthorne

Bleating Hearts by Mark Hawthorne examines the many ways in which non-human animals are abused. Bleating Hearts is an eye-opening look into how ingrained in our society the use of non-human animals truly is. With no area too sensitive to leave untouched, from food, clothing, scientific research, religion, entertainment, and more, Hawthorne presents more in-depth accounts of many of these practices.

Thorough and well researched, rather than solely leaving the reader to contemplate these disheartening realities, Bleating Hearts also provides the necessary tools to take action and contribute to the animal liberation movement and to change that can have a positive impact for all beings.

2. Until Every Animal is Free by Saryta Rodriguez

Well written and researched, in Until Every Animal is Free Saryta Rodriguez challenges the belief that humans are superior to all other animals and addresses the ideologies that have long supported these views. Until Every Animal is Free also shares much of the current work that is being done to bring the Animal Liberation Movement into the public conscience, as well as the positive impact that veganism has had so far.

3. Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement by Peter Singer

Originally published in 1975, Animal Liberation by Peter Singer has been a truly groundbreaking work for animal liberation movement. In terms of content, Animal Liberation is not an easy read as it brought focused on the idea of “speciesism” and the complete disregard society has for non-human animals.

A philosopher and professor, Singer addresses the moral side of how non-human animals are treated. Using undeniable and often highly disturbing facts and imagery, Singer removes the curtain between consumer and producer. From animal agriculture to scientific testing, our use and abuse of non-human life is abhorrent and endemic to our society.

Through his rather graphic presentation of the deplorable realities behind these industries, it becomes apparent that if we can’t look at or even read about these things how can we continue to support them? After reading Animal Liberation, choosing to “not see” the truth is no longer an option.

4. Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism by Mark Hawthorne

Striking at the Roots by Mark Hawthorne is a practical guide to animal rights activism. Learning from the advice and experiences of others is an excellent way to learn the ropes of advocacy and to find the inspiration needed to take action. Further, Striking at the Roots covers various forms of activism from letter writing to leafleting and others, explaining the how and why for each.

Hawthorne even addresses the emotional aspect of animal rights activism and how to deal with the psychological effects of being constantly aware of such cruelty and the suffering of animals. Consequently, Striking at the Roots is a well-rounded approach to activism within the animal liberation movement.

5. Mad Cowboy: The Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher That Won’t Eat Meat by Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer

Mad Cowboy is written by Howard Lyman, a rancher from Montana whose testimony on The Oprah Winfrey Show, of the dangerous practices of the cattle and dairy industries, instigated the infamous lawsuit between Texas cattlemen and Oprah. Mad Cowboy exposes the appalling realities of animal agriculture in both their practices as well as the protection afforded to them by government agencies.

Additionally, Howard Lyman shares his personal health journey that led him to investigate the agricultural practices used in cattle and dairy farming. His discoveries led him to make the connection between these practices and large scale deterioration of human health as well as a disturbing amount of environmental destruction.

A well-known book, Mad Cowboy continues to serve an important role in the animal liberation movement. However, it also covers other effects of animal agriculture and thus advocates a vegan diet for the good of the animals, the planet, and our health.

6. Change of Heart by Nick Cooney

Change of Heart by Nick Cooney is about the psychology behind successful activism and creating social change. Cooney puts forward the idea that the findings of social psychology can and should be used in advocacy work and the non-profit field, including the animal liberation movement.

Change of Heart conveys the undeniable logic in applying tried and true methods regarding changes in people’s behaviour and beliefs. If you want to change the world for the better, why not use techniques that work? And Change of Heart manages to show you how to go about doing just that.

7. Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy by Ben Davidow

Uncaged presents advice from thirty leading activists in the animal liberation movement. If you already are, or are looking to become an animal rights activist, Uncaged has the advice and inspiration you will need. Providing insights and strategies, Uncaged can serve as a manual for a practical approach to animal rights activism.

When it comes to advocacy, learning from those who have years of experience is certainly a good place to start. And their encouraging and reassuring words really help to find even greater motivation to get out there and create positive change.

8. Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals by Gary L. Francione and Anna Charlton

In this book, Eat Like You Care, Gary Francione and Anna Charlton delve into and dissect the moral argument for eating animals. The authors solidly put forward and thoroughly support the reasons for why, if we provide animals with any moral value, it is our moral obligation to live vegan. One cannot be morally consistent if they oppose the mistreatment of animals (here they use the example of Michael Vick and dog fighting), yet continue to eat animals for pleasure.

Having established that there is now more than sufficient evidence to prove that we do not need to eat animals for health, Eat Like You Care explains why a vegan diet is the only logical choice when it comes to food.

9. The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle

The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle looks at the wider effects that our food choices have. The author offers a more conscious approach to our lives and choices that will increase happiness and have a more positive impact on the world around us. For example, eating animals, particularly those from factory farms supports considerable cruelty.

The World Peace Diet explains that regardless of background of beliefs, everyone can benefit from living with a higher level of consciousness and awareness. Taking the advice given in this book can only help to make the world a better, more loving place. It is only up to us collectively, as a species, to make it a reality.

10. Animal Rights the Abolitionist Approach by Gary L. Francione and Anna Charlton

In Animal Rights the Abolitionist Approach, the authors explain why the positive progression of the animal liberation movement requires a revolution in the approach being taken. Gary Francione and Anna Charlton believe that in order for any real change to occur there needs to be a greater acceptance of the view that non-human animals are non-human persons.

They argue that there can be no “compromising” steps and that more “humane” methods that still result in animal products being produced is not effective. The abolitionist approach instead requires the complete commitment to the vegan lifestyle and anything less is unacceptable. In order to change the way non-human animals are viewed, commitment to their rights and freedom must be absolute.

11. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others by Melanie Joy

A social psychologist, in Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows Melanie Joy shares her insights into how, as a society, we have more compassion and empathy for certain animals, yet choose not to extend those same emotions to farm animals.

The term “carnism” is used to describe the belief system that makes it acceptable to eat some animals, but not others. A corner stone of the animal liberation movement is the willingness to extend compassion to all animals. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows also explores the realities of factory farming and the environmental impacts of such large scale operations.

12. Living the Farm Sanctuary Life by Gene Baur with Gene Stone

Gene Baur is the co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary. Thus, he brings an insider perspective to some of the positive outcomes of the animal liberation movement. Living the Farm Sanctuary Life encourages people to live in alignment with their values and it even comes with vegan recipes from a number of celebrities and well-known plant-based chefs.

Stories of animals that have been rescued by Farm Sanctuary provide an uplifting and hopeful component that shows people the good that can come from the choice to live compassionately. Living the Farm Sanctuary Life has tips and advice for how to incorporate practices into your life that result in living more harmoniously with other species and the world around you.

You can find out more about Farm Sanctuary and other animal sanctuaries by following them on social media.

13. My Gentle Barn: Creating an Animal Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope by Ellie Laks and Nomi Isak

My Gentle Barn takes the reader through the early days of The Gentle Barn, an animal sanctuary that shows the wonderful effects that can be had in a place built on love. My Gentle Barn is a glimpse into the life on an animal sanctuary with uplifting stories of animals and their recoveries, all while interacting and connecting in a positive environment with humans. This book is an inspiring account of the good that can be done when acting out of compassion.

14. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

In Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer presents his investigation into factory farming, the modern practices of large scale animal agriculture, and the cultural background influencing society’s meat consumption. Foer also delves into the moral implications of supporting these industries through the purchase and consumption of animal products. One of the most important aspects of the animal liberation movement is acknowledging the deplorable way in which animals are treated on factory farms and realising our contribution to it.

Further, Foer explains the experiences and influences that led him to question his food choices, sharing much of his personal history in the process. A natural writer, Eating Animals is an enjoyable read despite such serious subject matter, and it has a lasting and personal effect on the reader.

15. Project Animal Farm by Sonia Faruqi

Project Animal Farm follows the around the world investigation by Sonia Faruqi into animal agriculture and agribusiness in the search to better the lives of animals, human health, and the planet. Despite many of the stark realities the author discovers, she does not lose her sense of humour, proving that all hope is not lost. With a refreshing approach, the author provides real suggestions for how to go about making positive changes.

These are just some of the many well written books on animal agriculture, the animal liberation movement, and the ethical approach to a vegan lifestyle.

Education is the key to making more informed decisions about your life and understanding how those decisions affect others.

By providing details and insights into why veganism is such an important endeavour to undertake, these books help to make the connection between the animals who could become the food on your plate or the shoes on your feet.

Realising your connection to these industries is the first step to being able to make changes for the better. Every step towards more compassionate living is an important step for all animals, and the planet as a whole.

Do you have any other books you would like to recommend relating to the animal liberation movement? Let us know by email or leave a comment below!

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20 Farm Sanctuaries to Follow on Facebook

There are many wonderful animal sanctuaries where rescued animals can go to live out their lives in peace.

Visiting or volunteering at a farm sanctuary is a memorable and worthwhile life experience that, if you have the opportunity, you won’t want to miss out on.

Seeing animals being treated with the love and respect they deserve helps to add perspective on why choosing a vegan lifestyle is so important.

Even if you’ve been vegan for years, you rarely get to interact with those whose lives you are helping to save. The unique and heart-warming experience can give you first-hand knowledge and understanding of how wonderful and intelligent these beings really are.

But, there are more animals that need to be saved than could ever fit into all of the farm sanctuaries.

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What’s special about these farm sanctuaries?

To create real change, we need to help save animals beyond what individual sanctuaries are able to do.

That is why, to stop more animals from being born into factory farming, many sanctuaries advocate a vegan lifestyle, or at least a vegan diet.

Starting with the food you put on your plate, you can help to end the cruelty that so many animals are subjected to.

These are some of the farm sanctuaries that make the connection for their visitors between animal agriculture and our lifestyle choices, providing resources to help people go vegan.

Making this connection is important because to be truly in favour of animal rights you first have to stop putting animal products on your plate.

Here are 20 Farm Sanctuaries to Follow on Facebook:

(Click each farm sanctuary name to visit their Facebook page.)

1. Uplands PEAK Sanctuary

Founded by Mark and Michelle Pruitt, part of their mission is to educate the public on the benefits of a healthy vegan lifestyle along with sustainability.

The Sanctuary covers 20 acres right in the middle of the animal agricultural region of Salem, Indiana. Along with its’ initial residents Andy and Annie, backyard butcher escapees, Uplands PEAK Sanctuary has been open since the fall of 2013. Their visiting program started in June 2014.

Not only does Uplands PEAK Sanctuary support a vegan lifestyle, in fact recognising veganism is one of their core tenets.

The Sanctuary connects visitors and animal residents with the hope of encouraging compassion and acknowledgement of the importance of a vegan lifestyle.

Find more information on their website.

2. Catskill Animal Sanctuary

The Catskill Animal Sanctuary is located in Hudson Valley, New York on 110 acres dedicated to rescued horses and farmed animals. The sanctuary has and continues to be committed to emergency rescue of many animals.

However, they are also committed to educating the public about the sentience of these animals as well as the negative consequences of agribusiness and cruelty to animals that affects animals, humans, and the planet alike.

The Sanctuary was founded in 2001 by Kathy Stevens and Jesse Moore and has housed 3500 animals so far, many of whom Catskill has found loving homes for. Rescued horses, food farm animals, animals in need, Catskill helps them all.

For all the animals that are adopted through them, they make sure to supervise the transition period to ensure that everything goes smoothly and all parties are set up for a happy and healthy life together.

Further, actively promoting a vegan lifestyle, the Sanctuary also offers Compassion Cuisine. Compassion Cuisine is a vegan culinary program where people can learn to prepare meals following a vegan diet, helping people to take the first step on the road to living a vegan lifestyle.

Find more information about Compassion Cuisine on the Catskill Animal Sanctuary website.

3. Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary was founded by Jenny Brown and Doug Abel in 2004. Originally based in Woodstock, New York, the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary relocated to High Falls, NY in 2015.

Home to a variety of rescued farm animals, others stay before moving onto permanent homes elsewhere. Part of their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and care for these animals.

School field trips and other groups of children that visit are given the opportunity to see these animals for the unique beings that they are.  The Sanctuary is a place where their capacity for love, curiosity, and intelligence can be experienced first hand.

Helping to make the direct link between animal agriculture and the food on your plate, the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary provides resources for going vegan on their website. Some of these resources include answers to frequently asked questions about the vegan diet and lifestyle.

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4. Freedom Hill Sanctuary

Freedom Hill Sanctuary began with inspiration gained from getting to know Lynn lamb, their first rescue, in the summer of 2011.

Founded by Kym Henley, Freedom Hill Sanctuary is now situated on 48-acres outside of Woodside in the Adelaide Hills of Australia. With the assistance and support of her daughter Kelly, the Freedom Hill Sanctuary continues to grow and welcome many more rescued animals.

Sheep, cows, pigs, goats, and horses all call Freedom Hill Sanctuary home.

Wanting to encourage further education and cruelty-free living, they have also started Vegan Online, a place where you can find vegan foods and other products.

Through Freedom Hill Sanctuary`s website you can link to vegan shopping on Vegan Online, or you can visit Freedom Hill`s online shop with vegan t-shirts and other items that support the Sanctuary.

5. Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary

Originally from the UK, the founder of Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary moved to Spain with the intent to be closer to nature.

Along the way they found their purpose once they realised the truth about farm animals and discovered the vegan lifestyle. Instead of letting the reality of animal agriculture overwhelm them, they decided to do something about it.

So, in January 2013 they opened the first sanctuary in Galicia, Northern Spain for rescued farm animals. They continue to be home to a growing family of rescued animals.

For more about Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary visit their Facebook page or their website.

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6. Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary 

The only vegan and no kill sanctuary in South America, Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary is a 2-hectare farm located outside of Bogota, Columbia.

They are the only animal sanctuary in South America to protect cows along with other farm animals.

Educate and vegan advocacy is one of Juliana`s Animal Sanctuary`s three main projects with the aim to explain the reasoning and value of a vegan diet and lifestyle.

Juliana’s Animals Sanctuary is also an affiliate Food for Life Global, 209 vegan food relief programs that together serve up to 2 million meals each day world wide.

Find out more on Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary website.

7. El Hogar ProVegan

Elena Tova is the sanctuary founder, and she is now a director along with Jonás Amadeo Lucas of El Hogar ProVegan.

El Hogar encourages interactions between human animals and non-human animals to educate and bridge the gap of understanding. Being in contact with them in a sanctuary setting puts a face, personality, and voice to the animals.

Their website seeks to educate visitors about the various aspects of the vegan lifestyle and the reality of how animals are used and abused by humans for a number of purposes.

The Sanctuary is located in Tarragona, Spain on 30 hectares where the climate is mild and suitable for all of the animals in residence.

You can also follow their Spanish Facebook page and learn more about El Hogar ProVegan on their website.

8. Rowdy Girl Sanctuary

In the heart of Texas where there once stood a cattle ranch is now a vegan farm animal sanctuary that is inspiring many. The Rowdy Girl Sanctuary now provides a place where farm animals can live out their days in peace and surrounded by love.

Having adopted a vegan lifestyle, Renee wanted to do more. She couldn’t stand to see the animals on their cattle ranch being sent off to slaughter.

Thus, born out of compassion the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary was started by Renee and her husband Tommy, and it is proof that change is possible. One person can make a tremendous difference in the lives of so many others.

Not only for farm animals, the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary is also a place of hope and encouragement for humans seeking to better the lives of all animals.

The compassion of one individual now saves and betters the lives of many. And with plenty of links to vegan resources, the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary is helping to save even more.

In addition to rescuing animals, the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary is also in the process of converting their former cattle ranch into a veganic farm. You can learn more about the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary on their website.

9. Brightside Farm Sanctuary

In 2006, Emma Haswell founded Brightside Farm Sanctuary. Now home to 250 animals, the Sanctuary comprises 50-acres in the Huon Valley of Tasmania, Australia.

Brightside fosters many of the animals that come through their gates, finding over 300 forever homes for rescued animals including many greyhounds.

A vegan animal rights campaigner seeking to save animals from suffering, Brightside Farm Sanctuary is also involved in animal rights campaigns.

In addition, Brightside promotes a vegan diet, educating visitors about factory farming and ethical eating.

Find out more on their website.

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10. Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary

The sanctuary was founded by the Poole family in 1999 and is a country property outside of Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Cedar Row originally started out in wildlife rescue before they were made aware that there was an urgent need for somewhere for rescued farm animals to go. After moving to the country Cedar Row had the space to suit these animals.

Over time rescuing farm animals became their primary focus, so they became Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary. Many of the animals are then adopted by hobby farms and other forever homes where they can live out their lives in peace.

Cedar Row is now home to a wide variety of rescued animals including: pigs, cows, goats, donkeys, rabbits, ducks, and more. They also take in large scale rescues each September of battery hens that are being “cleaned out” of farms.

On their website and blog they promote making food choices and moving to a vegan diet to help stop the cruelty to animals and hold a vegan barbecue with their open house each summer.

11. Leilani Farm Sanctuary

Leilani Farm Sanctuary is made up of an 8-acre farm in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii with the aim of being a paradise for humans and animals.

Home to a variety of animals, Leilani Farm Sanctuary has educational programs for children and adults where people can interact with the animals.

In particular, animals and children share a unique bond and the two can learn from one another. Leilani recognises that interaction with non-human animals is especially beneficial to those who have come from troubled homes.

Education can be found on their website regarding the truth about animal agriculture and how a vegan diet is a positive action you can take.

Learn more on their website.

12. Calf Sanctuary

Calf Sanctuary is based in the United Kingdom and has been in operation since 2010.

Promoting a vegan lifestyle, Calf Sanctuary comes complete with their own vegan café and take-a-way, Calf Café, in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. You can also find links to online vegan stores and recipes for a vegan diet on their website.

Calf Sanctuary is currently raising donations to help fund a move to a new location after being told they would no longer be able to continue their tenancy at their current location.

There are only a couple of weeks left to raise the funds they need to keep Calf Sanctuary going. So, if you’d like to help them out you can do here or through links on the Calf Sanctuary website.

You can also learn more about the Help Duke fundraiser on the Help Duke website which was set up by a dedicated follower of Duke (a cow rescue) and Calf Sanctuary.

13. Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary

Founded in 2014, Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary began after Gabrielle and Peter brought two rescued farm chickens to live with them on their 40-acre farm.

Located in Montague, New Jersey, many of the residents of the Tamerlaine farm sanctuary came from the streets of New York.

Learning that roosters are some of the more difficult rescued farm animals to find permanent homes for, the Tamerlaine farm sanctuary acquired more rescued chickens into their family, along with other rescued farm animals.

Tamerlaine recently started welcoming visitors which they hope to offer and encourage beneficial interactions with farm animals. By sharing the stories of the rescues they also want to educate others about factory farming and help to create positive change.

To raise funds for the Sanctuary, they sell t-shirts and merchandise as well as hot sauce and other specialty food items both at market and through their website.

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14. The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats

Carol and Julian Pearce went from producing award-winning goat cheese to making vegan cheese that raises funds for their farm sanctuary.

They founded the farm sanctuary in 2015, but they have been rescuing farm animals for years.

Visit their website to learn about the story of Hope, a goat whose journey and health recovery is the direct result of the knowledge, patience, and love embodied by The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats.

15. Animal Place

Founded by Kim Sturla and Dr. Ned Buyukmihci Established in 1989, Animal Place is comprised of 600-acres in Grass Valley, California making it one the largest farm sanctuaries in the US.

Like many farm sanctuaries they also offer adoptions, but Animal Place has an entire adoption Rescue Ranch dedicated to finding loving, forever homes for rescued farm animals.

Through the Animal Place website there are many resources that help to educate visitors on the issues relating to animal and factory farming. They make the connection between animal agriculture and a vegan diet and lifestyle and providing information on their website to help people make those changes.

16. Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary began in 1986 and has grown to now having multiple locations with one in New York and two in California.

A farm sanctuary is not the only way that animals in factory farming can be saved. So, as an act of animal advocacy the Farm Sanctuary founder, Gene Baur will be running in the Catalina marathon to show that you can be fit on an animal-free diet.

Farm Sanctuary promotes vegan living and encourages people to eliminate animal products from their diet with resources and guides on the Farm Sanctuary website to learn about a vegetarian and vegan diet.

You can also learn more about Farm Sanctuary in Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, a book written by Gene Baur.

17. The Happy Herd

Since 2014, The Happy Herd has been officially located on 4 acres in the Fraser Valley outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Home to many animals, their family has grown to include cows, pigs, cats, dogs, goats, chickens, and more.

The Happy Herd realises the importance of education and changing how people often underestimate the intelligence and emotional awareness of non-human animals.

Dedicated to the vegan lifestyle, on their website you will also find recipes to help encourage people to follow a vegan diet.

18. Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary began in 1996 and is a 400-acre sanctuary for farm animal rescues and wildlife.

The Poplar Spring sanctuary is located in Poolesville, Maryland and hosts annual vegan events including the Poplar Spring Run for the Animals and Thanksgiving with the Turkeys.

Find out more on the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary website.

19. The Gentle Barn

An animal sanctuary you won’t want to miss is The Gentle Barn.

Ellie Laks, one of the sanctuary’s co-founders, is the author of My Gentle Barn. Sharing the history of how The Gentle Barn came to be, the book also incorporates much of Ellie’s personal journey.

Over the years, The Gentle Barn has grown and has become a place where at-risk youth and rescued animals can come together and form life-changing bonds.

One thing is for sure, that the story of The Gentle Barn is certainly one that will touch your heart.

You can follow The Gentle Barn on Facebook and visit their website to learn more about the incredible things they do.


20. Freedom Farm Sanctuary

Not yet an official farm sanctuary, Freedom Farm Sanctuary is currently in the process of becoming the first farm sanctuary in Israel.

Named after Freedom the calf, Freedom Farm Sanctuary is just getting started and can use all the support it can get.

The Sanctuary will be complete with a healthy, plant-based snack bar and restaurant to share the vegan diet and lifestyle with others.

Learn more about Freedom Farm Sanctuary and how you can make their dream become reality on their website.

Why visit a farm sanctuary?

Visiting a farm sanctuary is just the experience many people need to truly make the connection between the food on their plate to the wonderful creatures that are full of life and love.

Realising how similar we all are, humans and non-human animals alike, is an important step to beginning a vegan lifestyle.

Compassion is a beautiful thing, and by visiting a farm sanctuary you can see it in action

Animal sanctuaries are often looking for volunteers, so why not be helpful while making a life-changing connection with the animals you seek to have compassion for with a vegan lifestyle.

Through a farm sanctuary of your choice you can virtually adopt individual rescued animals and support the work of the farm sanctuary by giving donations.

However, by visiting, you will experience first hand the benefits of the work they do and have the opportunity to more deeply appreciate the importance of living a vegan lifestyle.

The more people who live vegan, the more animals can be saved.

Get vegan cookbooks for you or give them as gifts for someone who could use a jump-start with the vegan lifestyle.

As you’ll likely see, running a farm sanctuary is certainly hard work, but it’s also very rewarding.

Often the time, dedication, resources, and love shown to each rescued farm animal is heart-warming.

Although going vegan doesn’t always mean you often get to see first-hand the direct results of your actions, visiting a farm sanctuary will give you a few faces to put to those lives you help everyday by living a life motivated by compassion.

Visit the resources section to find a farm sanctuary in your area.

Have another favourite farm sanctuary that shares the importance of a vegan diet and lifestyle? Please share in the comments below.

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