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Onward, Friends, for All of Us: Reflections on World Vegan Day

Is your glass half empty or half full? As worldwide consumption of animals increases and climate chaos accelerates, have you given up, or are you standing tall, determined to do […]

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We Are Blessed With Good Neighbors

When we moved our fledgling sanctuary, barely a year old, to Old Stage Road in the winter of 2003, we were struggling to stay afloat. It would be years before we had […]

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World Day For Farmed Animals

Today, October 2, marks the 36th observance of World Day for Farmed Animals, and my heart is heavy. It’s heavy because each land animal born to our food system—some seventy […]

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Previously On All Beings Considered – Catch Up On the Podcast!

  Episode 1: The Welcome Episode  Welcome to Catskill Animal Sanctuary! Led by Founder and Executive Director, Kathy Stevens, the Sanctuary has worked since 2001 to rescue animals and change […]

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Founder Director Kathy Stevens to Speak at Toronto VegFest

Attention, Canadian vegans, vegetarians, and almost-therians: mark your calendars for September 6th-8th for VegFoodFest in Toronto!  Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s Founder/Director Kathy Stevens will be there to speak about “Cows, Cooking […]

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Upcoming Events at the Sanctuary

There’s always something wonderful happening at Catskill Animal Sanctuary! Our Life After Cheese class on June 15th still has a few spots open! We’re open for tours on Thursday, July […]

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She Wanted Her Life: Considering Your Barbecued Chicken

If you’re like me, there’s little you won’t do to enrich the life of your dog or your cat: we want our beloveds to thrive. That same approach occurs here […]

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Animals as Partners in Our Work for a Vegan World: A Response to Effective Altruism

It feels ironic that as the number of sanctuaries worldwide explodes, so, too, does the criticism of sanctuaries by prominent players within the animal rights movement. This is largely due […]

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Hannah’s Jealousy: Remembering the Glory Days

When Hannah arrived at Catskill Animal Sanctuary fourteen years ago, she was terrified of humans. She’d been found in a Queens cemetery with what looked like stab wounds, and at […]

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“I Love You, Dad…But I Stand With the Horses” Reflections on Derby Day

My father, Ed Stevens, was a charismatic, larger-than-life man who built Rocketts Mill Farm one pasture, one road, one barn at a time—the same way we built Catskill Animal Sanctuary. […]