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  • Vote For Us: Chase Gives Away $5 Million

    September 14th, 2012

      Chase Community Giving has a $5 million grant it’s splitting amongst the local charities that can muster up enough votes to be in the top 195. Help us get there — Voting ends September 19th! Current Chase customers: click here. Facebook users: click here  

  • Kayli is a Music Video Star

    August 23rd, 2012

    Our friend Ed Barocas was so inspired by his visit to the Sanctuary, which inspired him to become vegan, and the story of Kayli the cow‘s amazing escape from a Philadelphia-area slaughterhouse, that he commissioned an animator to create visuals and  worked with his collaborator Kevin Ray Clark to create a catchy song. See it […]

  • Jenny Brown on the “Diane Rehm” Show

    August 6th, 2012

    Woodstock Sanctuary Director Jenny Brown was interviewed today by the veteran NPR broadcaster Diane Rehm today. The full, hour-long broadcast may be heard here.

  • We’re Nominated for a 2012 Veggie Award! We Need Your Vote!

    August 5th, 2012

    Voting for VegNews Magazine’s annual Veggie Awards is underway, and we’re honored to be among the top animal sanctuaries being considered as national favorite!  (There are several pages of veg-related things to vote for, we’re near the end.)  This is our 4th year being nominated for Favorite Animal Sanctuary. We were honored to win the […]

  • Antonio and Bertha the Piglets

    August 1st, 2012

    Woodstock Sanctuary has taken in 2 of the piglets from Farm Sanctuary’s rescue (see below) of a beaten and burned pregnant sow.  She gave birth to a staggering 16 piglets in her litter—modern breeding practices are responsible—and we’ve taken tiny little Antonio and Bertha to be raised here at our Sanctuary. With so many piglets […]

  • Jenny’s Book: The Lucky Ones

    June 23rd, 2012

    VegNews Magazine 2012 Book of the Year! “The Lucky Ones” By JENNY BROWN Founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary with Gretchen Primack Available at:iTunes  •  AmazonBarnes & Noble  •  Books A MillionIndiebound(support independent bookstores!)  Get an autographed copyat the WFAS Store! The Reviews are in… “If you care about animals, and if you believe that actions […]

  • Rooftop Solstice Party Follow-Up

    June 21st, 2012

    On Thursday, June 14th, about 130 people filed into Williamsburg’s Aurora Lampworks for a rooftop party to benefit the critters of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Music and fine conversation filled the air on a perfect late spring night. Read Coverage in the Wall Street Journal and a wonderfully detailed article at CLLCTV The all vegan […]

  • The Guesthouse featured in NY Newspapers

    June 8th, 2012

    Our very own B&B is featured in the Sunday New York Times Travel Section (6/10/12) >See the online version   >See the print version There was also a great article in the New York Daily News (5/19/12) — online version >CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE GUESTHOUSE PAGE

  • Archie the Pig’s Journey to Sanctuary

    June 8th, 2012

     It started as it usually does: with a phone call. June, 2012: We received a call about a pig who was injured and trying to break into a fire station to seek shelter. Based on pictures of his injuries, it looked like he’d jumped off a moving truck.  The rest of his history is a […]

  • Veg-Curious Delights and Informs

    June 5th, 2012

    On June 4th, 2012, we held our first-ever VEG-CURIOUS event.  Intended for those considering veganism for their health, animal welfare, environmental issues, or spiritual well-being, this event answered questions and got folks started on the path to healthful, conscious eating. Many thanks to speakers Will Tuttle, Kris Carr, Sharon Gannon (and our own Director Jenny […]

  • Spring Matching Fund Drive

    May 20th, 2012

    A generous donor is matching all gifts dollar-for-dollar until we reach our goal of $100,000.  Please go here to donate. 

  • Sanctuary Switches Solar

    April 23rd, 2012

    This 25 kilowatt solar array system will run the entire farm “off the grid” on sunny days. Despite a $132,000 New York State grant and the town of Woodstock’s officially proclaimed commitment to being carbon-neutral by 2017, it took almost 2 years of bureaucratic red tape to get the installation going!  Seems that a neighbor […]

  • “Mike Jr.” the Escaped Calf Arrives at WFAS!

    April 11th, 2012

    Comfy in a clean, dry pen On the evening of April 10th a calf made a break from a slaughterhouse in Paterson, NJ.  He eluded capture for hours and even waded into the Passaic River (yuck!). Police used vehicles to ram into the calf in an effort to bring him under control until a tranquilizer […]

  • Jenny’s Book: The Lucky Ones

    February 24th, 2012

    By JENNY BROWN Founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary With Gretchen Primack On Sale: August 2, 2012   The Reviews are in… “If you care about animals, and if you believe that actions speak louder than words, The Lucky Ones is written for you.  It will open your heart and inspire you to greater alignment between your compassion […]

  • Pig Abuse Caught on Tape…AGAIN

    February 24th, 2012

    Our good friends at Compassion Over Killing embedded an undercover activist at an Iowa breeding factory farm and caught egregious forms of abuse that are common, everyday activities for pigs there.  Even the most jaded person will be shocked by the content of the video, including the practice of “feedback” — where afterbirth and the […]

  • McD’s and Pig Crates: Greenwashing?

    February 23rd, 2012

    McDonald’s considers phasing out suppliersusing pig gestation crates The New York Times and other outlets wide and far reported in February, 2012, that McDonald’s was making a move towards ending gestation crate use in its supply chain for pork.  These 24″ wide steel contraptions (also known as gestation stalls or sow stalls) are where pregnant […]

  • Maybelle the Cow

    February 18th, 2012

    Beautiful Maybelle was born in 2005 and endured a harsh young life at a large scale cow breeding farm in Pennsylvania.  When she was three years old, she went to live at New York’s Phillipsburg Manor, a historic estate that has people in period costumes showing what 18th century colonial life was like. While living […]

  • Vegan to Conquer Empire State Building

    February 6th, 2012

    This Wednesday, Feb. 8, one of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s volunteers, Jim Porcaro, is competing in NYC’s Annual Race to the Top of the Empire State Building with mission to advocate for veganism and raise $$ for WFAS. Jim has run several marathons, too, always generously raising funds to help his furred and feathered friends.  […]

  • From Squalor to Safety

    January 12th, 2012

    In early January, 2012, a team of WFAS staff and volunteers assembled to help rescue and relocate a pair of pigs in need. Junior and his daughter, Sunshine, were struggling in unspeakable conditions at a very old, run down farm. As the space at our Woodstock sanctuary is limited, we often help out by finding […]

  • Holiday Fundraising Goal Met

    January 6th, 2012

    With the highest hay and straw prices in history looming (Thanks, hurricane Irene!), we are so pleased to announce that our goal to raise $100,000 in the final five weeks of 2011 was reached — and exceeded.  Thank you so much to donors large and small, you’ve really made a difference!  We felt like James […]