Thursday, September 15, 2011

I've Never Known A Pig...

But I hope to one day.
I went to the State Fair just to see the animals.  I've never been in the presence of farm animals.  I'm pretty much a city girl. 
I went to the "pig" area to see if I could get close enough to one, or maybe just pet and talk to one of them.
There was a mother in a pen with her babies.  She was very large and SOOOO adorable.
I knelt down to talk to her and she looked up to see who was there.  She seemed happy and content enough, but I really wonder.  I have no idea what her life is like on a daily basis.  Hopefully she is treated with love and kindness everyday.

Her eyes were beautiful!!  Long and almond shaped. They were the color of human hazel eyes.  It was like looking into the eyes of a human!  Her eyelashes were the same light strawberry blond color of her fur.

As I talked to her, I called her Mama.  She looked and listened to everythhing I said.  The little ones were very curious about who was talking to their mama.  They  would climb all over eachother and squeel trying to get a closer look at me.
They were absoutely precious!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Baby Riley Is Suffering

 Baby Riley...  news in from Farm Sanctuary                                                                                                                                                                     Help save baby Riley
Of all the tiny, shaking piglets in the crowded pen at a recent stockyard auction, Riley was the smallest, and clearly suffering. This poor baby was too sick to stand upright, his head awkwardly tilted to the side, and one of his eyes was nearly swollen shut.
As the auction went on, and bystanders did nothing, little Riley was left to die – stumbling in the corner of the pen. But thankfully, Farm Sanctuary’s Emergency Rescue Team was there to protect this fragile baby and lift him out of this heartless scene.
Like you, we wanted to reach out and hold him. We couldn’t just stand by and watch this tiny piglet suffer and die, so we rushed him to safety.

Now Farm Sanctuary is doing everything we can to give Riley the urgent care he needs to survive. Please help by donating to the Emergency Rescue Fund now.
His condition is critical. Severe infection has left his eye badly injured and his ear filled with fluid, causing him intense pain. Immediate surgery at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals is necessary to relieve the pressure in his ear and begin the healing process. And while we remain terribly concerned about his prognosis, his improved appetite and balance give us reason for hope.
Donate now to help baby Riley receive the specialized care he needs to beat the odds and heal from this horrendous neglect and sad start in life. Your donation will also help ensure that Farm Sanctuary can respond to the next emergency, no matter where or when it occurs.
Tragically, Riley never needed to become so sick. His illness likely began as nothing more than basic pneumonia. But because those who were supposed to care for him neglected to help him, his infection worsened. Now he is fighting for his life.

Please donate today to help give Riley the love and care he should have received from the start.
Although we cannot guarantee Riley’s recovery, with your emergency donation, we can guarantee that this precious baby will know nothing but loving hands, a soft bed and gentle care as we work to bring him back to health.
Help us show Riley that humans are not all cruel, that his life matters, and that relief and comfort can await him. Donate now to help Riley and ensure we are ready to respond to the next emergency call.
If there was ever an animal who needed your support, it’s Riley. Please be generous  Farm Sanctuary Emergency Fund. .
Farm Sanctuary

 Thank you for taking the time to read baby Riley's story.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

This Just In From Farm Sanctuary

Dear Kelly
Every year in America, as many as 900,000 intelligent, sensitive pigs who are too sick, injured or weak to stand or walk are violently pushed or dragged to get them to slaughterhouse kill floors, where they are processed for the human food supply.

Pigs are playful, friendly animals who form strong bonds with their caregivers and fellow pigs. They “sing” to their babies while nursing, love to sleep nose to nose, and have the intellectual capacity of a 3-year-old child.

Other pigs are cruelly cast aside, left to suffer for hours or days without food, water or veterinary care – until they die from this torturous neglect.

Today, you have the chance to help stop this cruelty. Donate now to support FARM SANCTUARY'S No Downers Campaign and all of our work for abused farm animals.

Last year, President Obama announced a new U.S. Department of Agriculture rule that bans the slaughter of cattle who become downed at any time. This new rule set an important precedent that gives Farm Sanctuary the momentum we need to extend that same protection to pigs and other farm animals.

But we need your help. The pork industry is fighting to keep business as usual. They want to keep sending sick, injured pigs – animals far more likely to be suffering from disease or covered in feces – straight into the human food supply. Pigs – and consumers – deserve better.

Donate now to support Farm Sanctuary’s legislative, legal and public awareness efforts to stop this abuse of pigs and end all cruelty to farm animals.

With your help our No Downers Campaign will:

Stop this cruelty to pigs, sheep, goats, and other farm animals when they are at their most vulnerable.

.Force the factory farming industry to end the cruel and neglectful practices that cause animals to become downed in the first place.

.Protect the food supply by ensuring that sick animals are not slaughtered for human consumption.

Pigs are thinking, feeling beings. They don’t deserve the horrible cruelty they face. Donate now to help our No Downers Campaign and all of our work for abused farm animals!

Yours for farm animals,

Gene Baur

President and Co-founder, Farm Sanctuary

Friday, May 14, 2010


Watch the video here   of the 6 baby rescued calves.  They're ALL doing fine!
They are living and thriving at the New York Sanctuary.
If you read my previous post... or even it you didn't... You will want to read this!

Friday, March 26, 2010

I just got this email from Farm Sanctuary!

Newborn Calves Tied to a Tractor,Left to Die in a Garage.
How can people be this cruel??!! This shows no regard for life at all!  I'm so happy these babies didn't end up in the meat section of the grocery store. Think about it. All of the other animals do end up there. These living, breathing, beautiful creatures.  They all die. They all sit on styrofoam trays wrapped in suran wrap. We need to rethink this.
This is just my opinion. I had to write this before you read the urgent notice.

Farm Sanctuary has just been alerted by an SPCA in Pennsylvania to a cruelty case involving six newborn calves found starving to death at a dairy farm.

Some of the calves were tied to a tractor and abandoned. Others were left to die in a garage. They were unable to get food or water, unable to move or walk. The calves are all newborns, some born just days ago.

The calves are barely clinging to life. Many are unable to stand. Their eyes are sunken-in from severe dehydration. They are suffering from anemia and are extremely weak.

Working with the SPCA, Farm Sanctuary secured legal custody of the calves and immediately launched a rescue effort. We are now working urgently to save their lives.

Please, make a special donation to the Emergency Rescue Fund now to support our lifesaving efforts to save these helpless, innocent newborn calves.

Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director Susie Coston administered urgent care as we rushed the calves to the Cornell University Veterinary Hospital for Animals.
The calves are fighting for their lives … they need help right now, just to survive.



Male calves in the dairy industry are often considered to be of little to no value, and are therefore killed shortly after birth or sent into veal production. These calves were no exception. They were simply discarded, like trash being disposed of.
But, they are not trash. They are helpless babies, torn from their mothers upon birth. Through no fault of their own, they were born into a cruel industry that disregards their lives. They are at our mercy and utterly dependent on people to care for them.
Right now, the calves are depending on people in the world who care, people like you.
You can help give these calves the care they need. Please, be a part of saving their lives and making their rescue possible with a gift to the Emergency Rescue Fund today.
Your support at this critical time will give relief, and life, to farm animals in need. We will keep you updated on the status of this rescue as our work continues.

Photos provided by Officer Denise Turkavage

.Farm Sanctuary, PO Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

I love Farm Sanctuary's work. I've donated to them many times. You can check them out. While your there read about  the care they give their rescued farm animals when they arrive at the farm, and throughout their whole lives.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Use What You Have ~ Pasta Salad

This is a quick one!   I just used what I had!  I had some spinich noodles and a bunch of cans.
I cut the large black  olives in half, but other than that, I just dumped stuff in.

I had some snap peas
I squirt in a little dijon mustard
Garbanzo beans canned organic
Black olives
Black beans, canned organic
Italian herb organic dressing
Garlic Powder
Tomatoes cut into small pieces
That's it!! cook the noodles, add the veggies, and season to taste.
No animals killed for this recipe!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Did You Know About This

Are you concerned about the environment?  Well, you need to read this.  Take a look around this site.Click HERE This is put out by the Humane Society of the United States.  "Factory Farming:  Polluting The Environment, And Getting Away With It".  Together we're "Working to reduce the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs, and milk."  Like I said before... This is not the family farms. It's the Factory Farming Industry.
God bless any of you who take the time to look.