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
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
Previewing VINE events on March 14 in Baltimore, MD and on March 17 in Brattleboro, VT. . . . → Read More: Upcoming VINE Events
We’ve encouraged you to write to vegan prisoners on Valentine’s Day. We’ve given instructions for formatting letters and tips on what to write. Now, all that remains is to introduce you to some prisoners to whom you might write. (You’ll find links to lists of other prisoners at the bottom of this post.)
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As part of our Valentines from VINE event, we have collected advice on letter writing from several sources. Here you’ll learn not only the ABCs of addressing and formatting letters to people behind bars but also the XYZs of writing letters that will be fun and interesting for prisoners to read.
First, the basics:
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As part of our Valentines from VINE event, one of the prisoners to whom we’ll be encouraging people to write is Manuel Salas, who describes himself as a “vegan politicized prisoner and animal rights activist.” Today, we want to share a poem that he wrote after learning of the death of a duck.
Here’s . . . → Read More: Poem from a Prisoner
On February 14 from 6 to 7 PM, VINE Sanctuary staff, supporters, and volunteers will gather at the Springfield Food Co-op to write cards and letters to imprisoned activists and to inmates who have become vegan while incarcerated. The public is warmly welcomed to join us for vegan snacks as we send some sweetness . . . → Read More: Save the Date: Valentines from VINE
May 4 is International Respect for Chickens Day, and since VINE Sanctuary has its roots in the Eastern Shore Chicken Sanctuary, we are naturally very committed to the idea of respect for chickens. We also find the choice of term to be striking: “respect” for chickens, as opposed to humane treatment for chickens, or . . . → Read More: What Does it Mean to Respect a Chicken?
We can be a place for these birds! We have the land, we have the people-power, and we have the resources to feed and otherwise care for many more pigeons than we are at present. . . . → Read More: Help Us Build a Pigeon Aviary!!!