Emma, Linus, and Cruz came to VINE Sanctuary after being seized by authorities from a petting zoo where they had been neglected and underfed. A year later, Linus and Cruz appear to have fully recovered, but Emma’s growth remains stunted by her early brush with starvation. We were very happy, then, when two sanctuary . . . → Read More: An Apple for Emma
Anyone who knows the reality behind the dairy industry — large or small scale — knows that first and foremost, dairy is about breaking the bond between mother and child. Cows do not just “give milk,” as most people think; just like human women, cows only produce milk when they have borne a child. . . . → Read More: A Special Mother’s Day Wish for All Cow Mothers
Today is International Respect for Chickens Day.
We wish we could be with United Poultry Concerns as they demonstrate at the White House and leaflet the springtime visitors to Washington, DC.
If you can’t join them, there are still things you can do today and through the month of May:
Ideas include leafleting on . . . → Read More: Bird is the Word
Lest anyone forget that profit is the bottom line for all providers of animal flesh and other “products,” check out this website sent to us from a fellow activist with the NH Animal Rights League:
Just like Victory Chicken, about whom we blogged and sent out an action alert several months ago, these . . . → Read More: The Backyard Bird Fad: Profit is All They Care About
This weekend, we will be participating in the Animal Systems Conference. Since we have long called for more strategic thinking and more attention to the interwoven social, economic, and material systems in which animal exploitation occurs, we are excited to participate in this meeting. Besides speaking and listening to other speakers, we’ll be staffing . . . → Read More: Strategic Thinking for Animal Liberation
Blue came to the sanctuary from a domestic violence situation. He had been a loner but, last summer, began hanging out with me almost constantly, waking me on my mornings off by crowing on my doorstep. Today, Blue suddenly took off running for the field across the driveway. Why? . . . → Read More: Blue to the Rescue
Blake and three other cows arrived at VINE Sanctuary weak and skinny, having barely survived near-starvation at a small-scale dairy operation. Blake was clearly the leader and care-taker of the group, not only being the first to venture into new territory but also going out of her way to groom and otherwise nurture the . . . → Read More: Bake for Blake!
VINE Sanctuary is green from the ground up. Back when we were the Eastern Shore Sanctuary, sheltering chickens and ducks on a small plot in rural Maryland surrounded by factory farms, we hauled home discarded wooden steps to use as bird perches and hammered together a bedding shed from scrap lumber that would have . . . → Read More: VINE’s Vision of Viridian
This week, Tar Sands Blockade calls for all of us to take direct action against TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
“Direct action” means any activity that directly interferes with the unjust or harmful practices you oppose (or directly assists a beneficial alternative). Direct action is often misunderstood to mean only splashy or illegal actions. . . . → Read More: Don’t Bankroll Mayhem: Moooove Your Money Today
Previewing VINE events on March 14 in Baltimore, MD and on March 17 in Brattleboro, VT. . . . → Read More: Upcoming VINE Events