Our Visit to Farm Sanctuary

We had a few days off between the Portland and Los Angeles Eat Drink Vegan festivals, so we reached out to our friends at Farm Sanctuary to request a tour. They even graciously allowed us to reschedule last minute, and it was one of the highlights of our trip.

Volunteer Alicia showed us around and introduced us to all of the amazing animals who call Farm Sanctuary their home. They've experienced so many different kinds of hardship that come with the animal agriculture industry, and to see them thriving and letting go of their pasts was so inspiring and heart warming.

We met Yoda, Farm Sanctuary's very first llama. You can read his story here. He's such a character and frequently visits Alicia while she's in her office to ring a bell for treats.

We met pigs...

And sheep...

And more! We'll all admit to falling in love with one of Farm Sanctuary's newest family members: Cinder. She is a pigmy goat who had experienced severe neglect (click here to read her story), and she's a sassy little lady. Soon, we will submit the paperwork to sponsor her while she awaits her forever home. We're so happy to welcome her to The Herbivorous Butcher family!

You can sponsor an animal at Farm Sanctuary, too! Click here to learn more. Thank you to Alicia, Breezy, and the rest of the Farm Sanctuary team for being amazing humanimals and such wonderful hosts! We'll share updates on Richard and Liza soon. 

3 comments

By Jill Jackard, on

So sweet! Such beautiful animals. We’ll be visiting your shop soon and are super excited.

By Matthew James, on

After one visit to Orland, CA Farm Sanctuary I instantly went from being vegetarian to vegan. The animals are so special! The turkeys really got to me, they were like puppies. They follow you and love to be petted – so soft! And when I saw their faces changed colors I was completely astonished!

By K, on

I interned at The Farm Sanctuary in Orland Ca. Wonderful experience. So glad you guys stopped to see it. Keep up the awesome work.

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