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  • 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!

  • Enter to win a signed copy of Ruby Roth’s “V is for Vegan: The ABC’s of Being Kind”!

    August 6th, 2013

    SORRY THE CONTEST IS OVER Ruby Roth, internationally recognized vegan children’s book author of That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals and Vegan Is Love has just released her 3rd book for compassionate kids: V Is For Vegan: The ABC’s of Being Kind. Sign up for our e-Moosletter by midnight tomorrow (Aug 7) to WIN A […]

  • Put “The Lucky Ones” on Amazon’s Bestseller List

    August 2nd, 2013

    Dear fellow farm animal lovers, It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the publication of The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals.  I wrote the book not to tell my (sometimes embarrassing!) story but because I wanted to get the message about the plight of farmed animals out to the largest […]

  • Watch this inspiring new video!

    July 31st, 2013
  • Abbe and Izze: Rescued Sheep

    July 26th, 2013

    A farm in Vermont had a ram bust through a fence and impregnate several sheep, and the resulting offspring were to be immediately sold for meat.  Fortunately a kind man visiting the area heard about the situation and was able to intervene and save these two, who we named Abby and Izzy. These lambs were […]

  • The 3 Little Pigs: Brandi, Erica & Isaac

    July 26th, 2013

      Brandi, Erica and Isaac are three adolescent pig siblings who were rescued from a terrible neglect case along with dozens of other animals. Their “owner” has been charged with several counts of failure to provide proper sustenance and failure to provide food and drink to an impounded animal, both misdemeanors under state agriculture law. […]

  • July Jamboree: The Joint Was Jumpin’

    July 8th, 2013

    On Saturday, July 6th under clear blue skies, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s annual festival featured an extensive all-vegan menu, music by artists such as the twice-Grammy-nominated Tracy Bonham, and enough warm-weather activities to keep rambunctious kids very busy and happy.  Dan and Annie Shannon, authors of the cookbook Betty Goes Vegan, ran a cooking demo for an attentive crowd.  […]

  • Maribeth’s story – rescued just a day before slaughter

    June 26th, 2013

    LATE JULY UPDATE: Maribeth was taken to Cornell Veterinary Hospital for her much-anticipated recheck since her last appointment. Tests show that the infection is no longer active and that bone regrowth is still a possibility. It is imperative that she remain on pen rest for another 6 weeks but gets 20 minutes a day of […]

  • The King Amendment is Looming!

    June 15th, 2013

    The 2013 Farm Bill passed the Senate this week without any amendments being approved, but there is still an opportunity for the so-called “King Amendment” to be passed in the House and then subsequently adopted.  IT IS URGENT THAT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (See below). You might remember Congressman Steve […]