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A Mother’s Day Challenge from VINE Sanctuary

Never allowed to nurture her own calves, Coco goes out of her way to be kind to the calves at the sanctuary

This Mother’s Day, talk to the non-vegan mothers in your life about “dairy” in a way that inspires them to feel empathy for cows. . . . → Read More: A Mother’s Day Challenge from VINE Sanctuary

Heart Trouble


Rosetta arrived at VINE in early 2012, one of a group of cows who barely survived starvation at a small Vermont farm where they had been exploited for “dairy” for at least ten years. By the time they were seized by authorities, one of their friends had starved to death. At VINE, Rosetta and her . . . → Read More: Heart Trouble

For Fennel, Forever


The staff of VINE Sanctuary invite our supporters to help us remember the cow called Fennel in a way that will be helpful to other animals. Please share your ideas! . . . → Read More: For Fennel, Forever

The Many Faces of Happy Meat

As a calf, Jasper was tied to a tractor and left to starve by a small-scale dairy farmer who had no economic use for him. Both factory farms and small-scale farms judge animals only according to their usefulness to people.

Locavores and ex-vegetarians alike seem to share some common misconceptions about locally-sourced animal products. For example, they seem to believe that the environmental waste associated with meat, dairy, and egg production will be lower on a small-scale farm than on a factory farm or CAFO (confined animal feeding operation). While CAFOs do pollute their local . . . → Read More: The Many Faces of Happy Meat

Interesting Article about Drought, Dairy “Farmers”

Interesting article here, posted to the AR News by Leilani Sanctuary.\

By interesting, I mean many things, particularly the assertion by the wife of one of these farmers that “we did everything right,” but the “system failed us” because (apparently) the government isn’t giving enough subsidies to these people. Dairy farmers aren’t given . . . → Read More: Interesting Article about Drought, Dairy “Farmers”