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  • Visiting Season Starts 4/5!

    March 23rd, 2014

    Our 9th visiting season starts Saturday, April 5th and runs thru the end of October, 2014! We’re open on weekends only for tours, but volunteers are welcome any day.  Please go to our VISIT PAGE for all the deers!

  • Sheila Hyslop 1964-2014

    March 17th, 2014

    We are deeply saddened to announce that Sheila Hyslop, former Shelter Manager at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, died in March from injuries related to a bike accident. She was in her native land of Edinburgh, Scotland, at the time.  Sheila touched so many lives – both human and animal – in her almost 10 years […]

  • Inside the Business of Factory Farming

    March 3rd, 2014

    This article takes a look inside the ruthless economics of factory farming (the article totally ignores the animals, but still worth a read). Vertical integration is pushing the factories to ever-increasing heights of “performance.”  >Read it here

  • The 50 State Race for Farmed Animals!

    February 19th, 2014

    “Hi, my name is Chris Liptrot. On May 18th, my brother Mike and I will embark on our lifetime goal of running 50 races in all 50 states by running our first marathon in the great state of Vermont. On our journey we plan to raise as much awareness and support for the lucky animals at Woodstock […]

  • All Donations Doubled

    February 12th, 2014

    A generous donor is matching all gifts through Valentine’s Day. Please go here to donate!

  • Desperate Hens Found Behind a NJ Dunkin’ Donuts

    February 2nd, 2014

    Lesley and Clementine are two resilient hens who were desperately searching for food behind a dumpster at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Jersey City, NJ, in freezing weather. Luckily they were spotted by a caring little girl who insisted that her grandfather catch them and take them to the local animal shelter. There they rested, recovered and ate […]

  • Our Year End Video

    December 27th, 2013
  • Paper Newsletter – electronic edition

    December 20th, 2013

    If you didn’t get it yet or are not on our paper mailing list, check out the electronic version of our super-cute Winter Newsletter!  Great rescue stories, recipes, all the catch-up you may have missed from 2013.   >CLICK HERE TO READ<

  • Sponsor an Animal

    December 12th, 2013
  • Support our charity for the upcoming bitterly cold months!

    December 11th, 2013

    Dear Woodstock Sanctuary Supporter, Running a sanctuary for farmed animals comes with so many challenges on a daily basis that we sometimes get bogged down in the details and lose sight of the big picture. That’s why it feels like a beacon of light when we open an email like this: You, your husband, and […]

  • “In Lieu of a Gift…”

    December 6th, 2013

    Around the holidays sometimes you have to drop a not-so-subtle hint.  These images can be passed around via email or on social media to let your family and friends know what you REALLY want…   Click on an image to see it bigger, and then either copy that image or forward the link along.

  • New WoodstockWear, Calendars & More!

    November 27th, 2013

    See the Sanctuary Store for all the goodies  

  • Guide to Turkey Alternatives and Other Delicious Main Dish Ideas

    November 5th, 2013

    If you crave that traditional dinner but want to stay cruelty-free, here are just some of the many options to try!  From frozen faux-turkeys that look and taste like the real thing, to savory, protein-packed grain roasts, to hearty vegetable-based creations, these main dish Turkey Alternatives can hold their own at the center of any […]

  • ThanksLiving 2013

    October 31st, 2013

    With the sun tickling the golden and orange Catskill Mountains, over 250 people enjoyed the fine, all-vegan food of our 8th annual ThanksLiving banquet — where our rescued turkeys were the guests of honor (and not the main course!)    After an hour of mingling and passed appetizers, the dinner started with Chef David Silver‘s Butternut Squash Chowder with […]

  • Black Thursday: The Darkest Season for Turkeys

    October 27th, 2013

    CLICK >HERE< FOR GREAT THANKSGIVING ALTERNATIVES & RECIPES OR DOWNLOAD OUR RECIPE BOOKLET “Black Friday” is the term used for the big shopping day after Thanksgiving, but for millions of turkeys the holiday season is the darkest of an already-bleak plight. Between 250 and 300 million turkeys are raised for slaughter every year in the U.S., […]

  • World Day or Farmed Animals- TODAY!

    October 2nd, 2013

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  – Margaret Mead World Day for Farmed Animals, founded in 1983, happens annually on October 2nd.  Falling on the birthday of moral leader Mahatmas Gandhi, an outspoken champion of nonviolence towards animals, this occasion […]

  • Chickens Rescued from Kaporos Rituals Find Sanctuary

    September 29th, 2013

    Kapparot or kaparos, meaning “atonements,” is a custom in which a chicken or money may be used. Kapparot using chickens 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 held on public streets. […]

  • 200 Rescued Hens Now Free To Be

    September 29th, 2013

    There is no joy like seeing an animal who has been caged her whole life discover freedom to move, feel the sunshine and ground beneath her feet and be for the first time. Two hundred hens, formerly confined in battery cages caged and exploited for their eggs for up to 2 long years, are now […]

  • Thousands of caged hens find freedom at last

    September 1st, 2013

    Free at last! Thousands of egg-laying hens will know life outside of a cage for the first time. See updates towards bottom of the page…  1,150 hens are flying in style from Animal Place sanctuary in California to New York for permanent placement. This is the first time in history a private plane has been […]

  • Watch our YouTube Channel

    August 10th, 2013

    Dozens of videos for your viewing pleasure!