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Video Expose Shows Obscene Cruelty in the Fish Industry
Skinned Alive
Research has proven that fish, like all animals, feel pain.

Although we only have land animals at WFAS, our mission is to raise awareness about the plight of all food production animals, and we include fish in that group.  More fish are killed for food in the US than any other animal, and so we are grateful for Mercy for Animal's recent efforts to expose the cruelties in a Texas slaughter facility. Please visit their site for more information (not suitable for young children).
Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr

New Vegan Lifestyle Book
Kickin' Bootie on Amazon!

Local Woodstocker and Sanctuary-supporter Kris Carr just added to her oeuvre of best-selling cancer survival guidebooks with a new vegan diet book which takes along her journey to vital health. Infused with her signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great tush! See more here.



We want to thank all of our supporters and friends for your support throughout 2010. We brought in some much needed funds during our end-of-year fund drive and look forward to your continued support in 2011. Now is a great time to give too! Anytime is, in fact! Thank you from all of us here caring for and advocating on behalf of farmed animals!  


Eve the Xmas Chicken 
Named for the day she arrived -- Christmas Eve -- this young chicken had been dumped in a back yard in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn. 

How or why she got there we don't know, but the owner of the house was not a fan of fowl. Anxious to be rid of her, he contacted various city agencies with no luck before calling PETA who referred him to us. Brooklyn-based board members Ashley Lou Smith and Dan Piraro got on their motorcycle and made a mad dash to get the bird before she froze to death. A day later, she was at the Sanctuary and upon close examination we discovered she had a broken wing. As the injury was several days old, the best treatment was mild painkillers and lots of R n' R.  However Eve was hellbent on exploring Jenny's office where she was being kept, checking out Coco the blind chicken, and snoozing in dog beds. Fortunately chickens can't fly -- and so her wing injury shouldn't affect her ability to enjoy her new life at an adoptive home, where she is headed next week.

Sheila and Ashton
Meet our new Farm Manager 'Scottish Sheila'
Sheila is a dear friend and very dedicated WFAS supporter & animal advocate who, after much effort with U.S. Immigration, has finally gotten a work permit to be our Farm Manager. Since the inception of WFAS, she has been coming all the way from Scotland to spend months at a time helping us build barns, clean coops and care for our rescued farm animal residents. (see photos and more)  She also works tirelessly with visitors and school groups, helping educate the curious masses.

She is a volunteer-motivating, task-driven, incredibly hard-working, responsible, glass-half-full kind of lady who loves each animal as if she gave birth to them!  We are so thrilled to have her join our passionate staff. 
Sponsor an Animal and Enter Etsy Raffle

Love unique jewelry and other handmade stuff? Until Valentine's Day, you will be automatically entered into Etsy Veg's raffle when you sponsor an animal at WFAS! Sponsorships make wonderful gifts and directly provide loving care to our residents. All the handmade vegan items from vegan and vegetarian artisans have been donated to Etsy Veg to help raise funds for WFAS. Click to see the Raffle Items.

WFAS is Hiring a
Part-time Bookkeeper

Our wonderful part-time bookkeeper Scott Hertzog has found a full-time job and won't be able to crunch our numbers any more.  If you live within commuting distance to the sanctuary and want to join our team, please go here for more information.
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