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BOOK REVIEW – SANCTUARY: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals

Our family dog (a.k.a. my 14 year old first child) passed away a few weeks ago.  She was such a good dog; spunky, loving, and vocal.  Needless to say I have been absorbing any kind of animal love with extra zeal since then in a senseless attempt to fill the void.

A few days after her passing I was contacted by Sharon Lee Hart with a request for me to review her book, Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals.  I jumped at the chance.  Sharon posted the book to me in the mail and I lapped it up upon receipt.

Flipping through the book it becomes abundantly clear that Sharon took the time to get to know the animals so that she would be able to capture their true essence in her photographs. Sharon writes in the introduction,

My process for taking these photographs was to sit and wait for the animals to approach me.  Once they did, I was greeted in a variety of ways.  Memorably, Amelia the turkey nuzzled my neck and gave me a ‘hug,’ and Dee Dee the donkey rubbed her face on my cheek and rested her head on my shoulder.” 

Looking at the pictures of the animals and reading their stories as told by those who rescued them and care for them on a daily basis has been healing for me.  I am encouraged to know that there is so much goodness surrounding these animals whose lives were once fraught with terror and sadness.  Goodness prevailed.

I highly recommend Sharon’s book for the gorgeous photography, stories, and essays written by Karen Davis (President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns), Kathy Stevens (Founder of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary), and Gene Bauer (Founder of Farm Sanctuary). .

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10% of the proceeds from books sold through www.farmanimalsanctuaryproject.com will be donated to the sanctuaries.

Click HERE to purchase.

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A limited number of prints are available for purchase in sizes ranging from 8 x 8″ up to 40 x 40″.  

Please contact Sharon via e-mail for a price list – sharonleehart@gmail.com  Click HERE to learn more about the project.

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Sydney (1998-2012)

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ADOPT-A-TURKEY

I am sure that a lot of you are planning your Thanksgiving meals full swing right now (so fun!) and for many of you (including me), you will be going to Thanksgiving at someone else’s house where a roasted Turkey will take center stage.  Thanksgiving can be a touchy time for plant-based eaters / vegans (which ever label you prefer) in that so much focus is put on the turkey and as a result we tend to get a lot of attention from family and friends for not consuming any.

I know a lot of you feel guilt about attending a Thanksgiving celebration where turkey is served.  Rest assured that there is something you can do to help offset your guilt…Adopt-A-Turkey!  For 25 years now Farm Sanctuary has been rescuing turkeys at Thanksgiving time (and all year round).  Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey project:

“[S]eeks to end the misery of commercially-raised turkeys by offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving. Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has rescued more than 1,000 turkeys, placed hundreds into loving homes through our annual Turkey Express adoption event, educated millions of people about their plight, and provided resources for a cruelty-free holiday. For a one-time $30 donation, anyone can sponsor turkeys residing at Farm Sanctuary. Sponsor a turkey and receive a special adoption certificate in your name – or give sponsorships as gifts for family and friends. Donations are also needed to support our lifesaving efforts to promote a compassionate Thanksgiving and protect all farm animals.”

For the second year in a row, Ellen DeGeneres is the spokesperson for this wonderful project.

Says DeGeneres: “Did you know that every year between 250 and 300 million turkeys are bred for slaughter in the United States? More than 46 million for Thanksgiving alone. So, this Thanksgiving instead of eating a turkey, please join me in adopting one from Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project and you can give a turkey something to be thankful for.” 

Image of Ellen courtesy of VegNews

Turkey images courtesy of FarmSanctuary

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HAPPY EARTH DAY – Buy a Shirt!

Farm Sanctuary: Rescue, Education, Advocacy

Happy Earth Day!  I am a supporter of Farm Sanctuary and all that they do to rescue animals and give them a peaceful  life.  Most of you are aware of the environmental benefits a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle (For more information click here).  In support of Earth Day and as a means of helping support Farm Sanctuary, why not buy their EAT GRN VEG FOR LIFE shirt?  I bought one and can’t wait to wear it with pride.  I hope it arrives in time for Earth Day!

To purchase click here.

*NEW* Eat Grn Fitted Tee

UPDATE – I just received my shirt and they run REALLY small.  I ordered a medium and probably should have ordered a large…as a point of referrence I am normally between a 4-6.

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