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  • Welcome Baby Alexis

    July 14th, 2015

    This little piggy WILL NOT be going to market thanks to a caring college student (Matthew – pictured below) who won her freedom. Lexi was born at a small farm in New Jersey that raises pigs and other animals for meat for farm-to-table-type restaurants. Matthew, a caring college student, had worked at this farm during […]

  • A blue-dyed chick is safe

    April 30th, 2015

      A young child ran up to his mother and showed her the gift he’d just won at a church raffle: a newborn chick dyed blue. Thousands of blue, pink, and green chicks are sold every spring as Easter novelty items. They either have dye injected into their eggs or are sprayed with it after hatching. […]

  • 2015 Dietary Guidelines

    April 9th, 2015

    The USDA recently published the first print (draft) of the 2015 dietary guidelines.  They will officially be published in the fall.  The draft report highlights diet related health problems.  What does this mean?  These problems can be reduced by changing one’s diet. The committee recommends more vegetables, nuts, whole grains, etc., and less red and […]

  • Meat’s Impact on our Planet

    April 7th, 2015

    Lately we’ve heard a lot of talk on water.  California is facing a serious shortage.  We read a great Op-Ed in the New York Times addressing this issue. “A 2012 study in the journal Ecosystems by Mesfin M. Mekonnen and Arjen Y. Hoekstra, both at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, tells an important […]

  • Aramark to go completely cage free by 2020

    April 3rd, 2015

      Who is Aramark? Aramark provides food services to schools, universities, healthcare institutions and more. The company website states one of the things offered is environmental stewardship. In 2013 Aramark stated it would source it’s “shelled” eggs from a cage free source by 2014. Recently they announced to source even their liquid eggs from cage free […]

  • Fawn – Rockstar and International Girl Wonder

    March 31st, 2015

    First, if you haven’t already, take a look at this video! After posting the video of Fawn to our facebook page she became famous. Fawn is becoming more mobile daily.  She is not only on the mooooove around the sanctuary, she’s been shared on major networks globally.     We are pretty sure Fawn is up […]

  • Sanctuary For Sale!

    March 8th, 2015

    Own a piece of history! The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is moving to a larger space in High Falls, NY, in the spring of 2015. The sanctuary grounds comes with a 3100 square foot residence, 4 barns and lots of outbuildings. Also available is a restored farmhouse/profitable B&B.  They can be purchased individually or together. This would be most ideally used […]

  • We’re Moving to a New Place!

    March 5th, 2015

    After ten years in Woodstock, we are so excited to announce that we are moving from our current location to a FABULOUS new 150-acre property in High Falls, NY. This move will give us much more room to rescue and shelter animals in need, greatly expand our educational programs, and host more outreach and advocacy […]

  • Land Damage by Ranching Cattle Documented Over Decades

    February 28th, 2015

    A newly published study in Environmental Management—shows what the impact of “grass-fed beef” is upon the landscape, often in areas rarely visited by humans.  By taking “before” pictures in the late 1980’s of a wildlife refuge just after ranching was banned, and juxtaposing them with more recent images, the study has breathtaking visual proof of how completely cattle strip the land of every […]

  • A Piggie Valentine

    February 2nd, 2015

    All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor up to $5000! If you want us to send a Valentine’s-themed eCard, please put the person’s name, email, your message and any other information into the Comments box. 

  • David the Goat – Maced by Police

    December 28th, 2014

    December, 2014: Little David was found on Long Island. He had a numbered USDA tag punched into his ear, so we know he was destined for the butcher.  Somehow he escaped, ran through the streets, and the local police actually used mace to subdue David. Then they hog-tied him for the trip to the Town […]

  • Trudie Rescued from Being Discarded in the Trash

    December 26th, 2014

    DECEMBER 26, 2014: It’s getting and cold here at the Sanctuary. All of the animals are bundled up and enjoying their warm barns and hay. But one special little hen is getting some TLC and a Christmas at home. Trudie most likely escaped from a live animal market in Brooklyn. She was in bad shape […]

  • 2014 Comes to a Close

    December 24th, 2014

    Please make an end-of-year donation!

  • Fawn’s Rescue and Recovery

    December 19th, 2014

    [Fawn has been moved to her permanent page here, which includes the news story below and further updates.] Fawn’s mother was confined and chained in a milking stall where she couldn’t turn around or lie down. She was forced to give birth to Fawn standing up. In the process, Fawn fell into the concrete manure […]

  • #GivingTuesday

    December 2nd, 2014
  • Party like an Animal for the Holidays!!

    November 12th, 2014

    Are you looking for some inspiration for your holiday celebrations? Throw a Party like an Animal holiday event to benefit Woodstock Sanctuary! All you need to do is ask your guests to make donations. Beyond that, we urge you to get creative! While we appreciate low-tech parties (heck, we live on a farm!), we recommend doing […]

  • Sponsor a Turkey for the Holidays

    November 2nd, 2014

    You can help us care for our feathered friends by sponsoring a turkey here at Woodstock Sanctuary. It’s a wonderful (and affordable) way to help us cover the costs of providing shelter and care to turkeys in need — and they make inspiring gifts! With each sponsorship, you’ll receive a beautiful card that includes a […]

  • Our October (just barely) eMoosletter

    October 29th, 2014

    Better late than never! Read about a recent chicken rescue, an off-the-charts ThanksLiving, and other interesting tidbits from Woodstock Sanctuary! >CLICK HERE

  • Brooklyn Chickens Rescued from Ceremony

    October 26th, 2014

    Kapparot (also spelled Kaparos, meaning “atonements”) is a custom in which the sins of a person are symbolically transferred to a young rooster or hen. It is practiced by some Jews shortly before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  It is not widely observed, but can most commonly be seen in ultra-orthodox communities where the ceremony is […]

  • ThanksLiving 2014: A Celebration of Life

    October 16th, 2014

    With the sun tickling the golden and orange Catskill Mountains, over 275 people enjoyed the fine, all-vegan food of our 9th annual ThanksLiving banquet — where our rescued turkeys were the guests of honor and not the main course!  SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES. After an hour of mingling and passed appetizers, the dinner started with Chef Rachel Klein‘s mouthwatering coconut sweet potato bisque […]