Farm animals are among the most abused creatures on Earth. An estimated 92.2 billion land animals are slaughtered annually in the global food system. Most are raised on factory farms where they suffer inhumane conditions before ultimately being slaughtered.
Not only do farm animal sanctuaries provide animals with a life of love, compassion and safety, they create a space where people can meet farm animals in person and learn about individual animals' stories.
Meeting animals in real life helps break down the lack of awareness many people have when it comes to the origin of meat. Learning about individual stories can be a powerful motivator for compassion.
Farm sanctuary residents are ambassadors for the many animals who, tragically, cannot be rescued.
Sanctuaries heal the animals who have been rescued and ultimately change the lives of the people who hear their messages of hope, compassion and love.