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Thomas Negron

We’ve Had a Pigxplosion

June 26, 2015 | Categories: General

By Thomas Negron, Communications Manager

If you’ve visited the Sanctuary in the last few weeks then you’ve seen an explosion of cuteness. Or more accurately, a pigxplosion. It started with a call from PETA. They were working with a couple in Virginia whose farm had reached hoarding-level conditions. The owners had bought two pigs to breed with the intention of selling their offspring for meat. Instead they fell in love with the piglets. Unlike many hoarding situations we encounter, these owners realized that things had gotten way out of hand and that they needed help. That’s when PETA got involved and asked if we could give eleven — eleven! — […]

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You may have seen the story about a truck overturning in Ohio while carrying 2,200 pigs. The death toll is up to half of them. The terrible truth is that the death toll will be all of them. They were intended for slaughter and after a brief respite the survivors were packed up and sent on the rest of the journey. Aside from the accident, stuffing a truck full of pigs is an everyday occurrence. But what jumped out at us is the reporting. USA Today, one of the nation’s largest newspapers, simultaneously reported that “hundreds of the animals did not survive […]

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Erin Murphy

Sponsors, There’s Noah Like You

June 2, 2015 | Categories: General

By Erin Murphy, Animal Care Staff

Sponsor a horse in June and you’ll receive a night at the Homestead as our thank you! Read on for details: If you’ve visited the Sanctuary then you’ve undoubtedly enjoyed the tranquility of the grounds and the beauty of the residents. In a setting like this it can be easy to forget that many of those same beautiful animals have endured neglect and pain. Noah was one of the most heartbreaking rescues we’ve ever done. He was left on an abandoned farm by someone who didn’t want to pay for his care. By the time we found him he was […]

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Today we have a guest post from Maria Ramos: Most shoppers have no idea about the severe animal abuse that takes place in factory farms, where animals are mutilated and forced to live in cramped cages with no access to fresh air or sunlight. They are also unaware of the effects this type of farming has on workers and the environment. Unfortunately, this isn’t new. “Food animals” are sentient beings just like the dogs and cats in our lives but billions of mammals and birds are exploited as commodities for profit each year in the United States alone. Fortunately, several documentaries and undercover […]

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