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Woodstock Sanctuary Events
JUNE 6
Spring Benefit Dinner for the NY Vegetarian Expo, Albany.  WFAS Director Jenny Brown will speak.

JUNE 13
June Jamboree at the farm

JUNE 26-29
Let Live Conference, Portland, OR. WFAS Director Jenny Brown will speak.

OCTOBER 3
Blessing of the Animals at the farm

Important Announcement:
This year our always-sold-out ThanksLiving Banquet will be held a month earlier, October 18th, mostly because of the gorgeous leaves and warmer weather.  Stay tuned for more details.

WEBSITES WE LIKE
Woodstock Sanctuary LogoFellow Woodstock residents Kris Carr and Brian Fasset have been running Crazy Sexy Life, a super-popular website and blog focusing on the importance of diet in the fight against disease.

They also have a really cute dog named Lola who gets along swimingly with our pooches.

ANOTHER WAY TO HELP
Goodsearch/Goodbuy helps the farm

 OUR JUNE JAMBOREE IS SAT 6/13!!
June JamboreeJoin us for a guaranteed good time at our 4th Annual June Jamboree

FRESH & FANTASTIC FOOD
Celebrity chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz will be making some uber-fabulous picnic yummies. And don't miss Organic Nectars' off-the-charts delish organic gelato!

MUSIC
It's Woodstock, after all!  Live music all day long.

KIDS ACTIVITIES
Face-painting, castle bounce & more

AND OF COURSE
Fantastic Farm Tours with our Furry and Feathered Friends!

Check out all the details on our EVENTS PAGE - NYC bus available!

The matching drive continues
The Matching Gift Drive Has Been Extended!
Double Your Donation

It's a rare opportunity for us -- a supremely generous supporter has stepped up to match all donations through the end of June, up to $50,000.  With over 150 rescued animals in our care and billions we work endlessly to protect, please consider any amount large or small!  THANKS.Woodstock Sanctuary Logo

 
The Dominos Are Falling?

N.Y. CONSIDERS JOINING OTHER STATES IN BANNING CRUEL SYSTEMS OF CONFINEMENT -- BUT YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED!

Woodstock Sanctuary LogoFactory farms are a living hell for farm animals, maximizing profits by cramming animals into the smallest amount of space possible.

A new law has been proposed in NY which would mandate that any food animal must be able to lie down, turn around, and fully extend her limbs.  Shockingly, billions of animals are denied these simple actions.

An egg-laying hen lives her entire life in a space smaller than a letter-sized sheet of paper--unable to even stretch her wings. Meanwhile, most breeding sows and veal calves spend nearly their entire lives in crates barely larger than their own bodies. Their suffering is hard to imagine, but with your help, we can take a step to make it better. Let your state assembly members know that you support A08163, an act to ban these horrible practices.  While we aspire for much more, this is an important first step in making people realize that these sentient beings deserve more respect.

Californians overwhelmingly passed a similar measure by ballot initiative last fall, and several other states have banned gestation crates.

THE ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP!  The industry will be pushing hard and this bill could easily be killed by the Agricultural Committee, where it has yet to pass. 

If you live in NY, please urge both your State Senator and State Representative to support A08163.  Full contact info can be found within 30 seconds at www.vote-usa.org (make sure to contact your STATE reps, not the Federal ones).


Jasper & Emmett: Rescued Twins

Emmet & JasparRescued from the auction block, adorable little Jasper & Emmett are the unwanted by-products of the dairy goat industry, where the females are kept pregnant to keep milk production high. Just like veal calves in the dairy industry, male goats are of no value to a goat operation as they don't produce milk. These brothers were pulled from their mother and likely were to be sold off as cheap "kid meat" if the farmer hadn't offered them to a woman he knew who is fond of goats -- who then called us.

At just a few days old, these poor babies were subjected to the industry-standard practice of dehorning.  A tool like this one (available in any farm supply catalog) was heated to 1000 degrees and their horn buds were cauterized to oblivion without any anesthesia.

After weeks of our constant care they've recovered and are now up for adoption! We will not separate them as they have already been separated from their mother and love each other dearly. If you are interested in adopting these little guys, please contact our Farm Manager, Amber Plaut.