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Kathy Stevens

Put Down Your Friggin’ Fork

January 24, 2015 | Categories: Animals,Director's Corner,Farm Animal News

By Kathy Stevens, Founder and Director

Before the damning investigative report on the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) in Wednesday’s New York Times, few outside the beef, pork, and lamb industries had heard of the organization. Thanks to the front page expose by Michael Moss, however, that’s no longer the case. MARC’s mission is to help beef, pork, and lamb producers make more money “as diets shift toward poultry, fish, and produce.” To that end, MARC has sought to create cows capable of producing two or three calves, rather than one, and pigs capable of birthing fourteen piglets, rather than the average of eight. With […]

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Thomas Negron

Meatless Monday — A Campaign We’re Kinda, Sorta Behind

January 22, 2015 | Categories: Animals,Vegan

By Thomas Negron, Communications Manager

This morning in New York City there was a rally on the steps of City Hall. The excitement is because there’s a City Council resolution to proclaim every Monday a “Meatless Monday.” This is something we support which probably causes half of you to cheer and the other half to ask, “Wait, what?” Here at the Sanctuary we admit to mixed feelings about the Meatless Monday campaign. For starters, the campaign cites the benefits of giving up meat one day a week: it’s good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet, and it’s good for your health. Curiously, there’s no […]

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Thomas Negron

Be a Goat’s Hero — Become a Sponsor!

January 18, 2015 | Categories: Sponsor

By Thomas Negron, Communications Manager

First-time visitors to the Sanctuary are often surprised to discover that not all the residents are behind fences. The Underfoot Family, a group of friendly animals free to roam the grounds, is usually right there to greet visitors as they get out of their cars. A large contingent of the Underfoots is the goats — the adorable, curious, mischievous goats. They love human attention and use the opportunity to find out if you’ve brought them anything to eat (side note: please do not bring the goats anything to eat.) Our goats have bonded to the caregivers who enjoy watching them communicate […]

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Thomas Negron

Moments Like This Melt Our Hearts

January 8, 2015 | Categories: General

By Thomas Negron, Communications Manager

.@ladyjazz19 @EstherThePig Here's a shot of the kid with one very happy pig at the @CASanctuary. pic.twitter.com/EkDBVYUc2m — City Chickens Book (@citychickenbook) January 8, 2015

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