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Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Exec Director Talks about her Mission

WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Midday Magazine, August 2018
Weaving animal advocacy issues with social justice issues is something Rachel McCrystal sees as integral to getting out her organization’s message.

Sanctuary Resident Is The First Cow To Wear A New Kind Of Brace

WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Midday Magazine, July 2018
A cow at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is reportedly the first in the United States outfitted with a new type of brace.

Sanctuary Caring for Chickens Rescued from Cockfighting Ring

Times Herald-Record, March 2017
More than 20 chickens rescued from a cockfighting ring have been taken in by Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.

The Pay-It-Forward Wedding: When ‘I Do’ Becomes ‘I Do More’

New York Times, January 2017
Couples are giving back in greater, more thoughtful ways by incorporating their beliefs, passions and values into their weddings.

Peace, Love, & Activism at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Urban Agenda Magazine, December 2016
The heart of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s mission is to rescue farmed animals and to allow those animals to become ambassadors for compassionate living.

A Perfect Day in…the Catskills

Harper’s BAZAAR, November 23, 2016
Exactly how to spend a picturesque 24 hours in one of the most charming parts of Upstate New York.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary takes care in taking care of animals in need

Daily Freeman-August 8, 2016
The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary rescues farmed animals and strives to teach the public about the effects of modern-day agribusiness.

July Jamboree at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Time Warner CableJuly 3, 2016
The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary hosted its annual July Jamboree.

Sheep With Prosthetic Leg Will Inspire You to See Animals Differently

One Green PlanetJune 18, 2016
Felix gives us hope that we can all learn to see animals not as somethings but someones.

Kingston Nissan’s ‘Ozzie Fund’ benefits area animal shelters

The Daily FreemanMar 7, 2016
The fund will help raise money for four local animal shelters.

Story image for woodstock farm sanctuary from Times Herald-Record

‘Baby boom’ of new births at High Falls animal sanctuary after big …

Times Herald-RecordMar 6, 2016
HIGH FALLS – The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls was beginning to look more like an animal nursery on Sunday.

Grass-Fed Beef and Global Warming | Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera-Dec 2, 2015 
Consumers should reconsider their choice to eat beef, and not just because of the significant impact on the environment, says Jenny Brown, who runs the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, along New York’s Hudson Valley.

Sanctuary Celebrates Saving Turkeys at Thanks-living

Time-Warner Cable News-Nov 15, 2015 
“They are going to have some of their very favorite foods; a variety of pumpkin pies and squashes and berries.”

This Farm Fits Injured Animals with Prosthetics – CNN’s ‘Great Big Story’Video for cnn woodstock farm sanctuary

CNN’s Great Big Story-Nov 12, 2015

Jenny Brown lost her leg, and says her prothesis helps in everyday life. Now, she helps fit new limbs on animals at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.

Hanging With ‘Peeps’ At Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Headlines & Global NewsOct 25, 2015
The silly, social, funny chickens adore the co-founders at WoodstockSanctuary who saved them. (Photo : Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary).

Disturbing Discovery: 175 Animals Seized from Hamptonburgh Farm

Time-Warner Cable News-Oct 12, 2015
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, where 20 of the animals were taken said now the focus needs to be on getting the animals the treatment they need.

Backyard Butchers Shut Down In Orange County

Hudson Valley News Network-Oct 10, 2015
Backyard Butchers Shut Down In Orange County … fate of a backyard slaughterhouse on a Route 416 farm in Hamptonburgh.

‘It’s a Different Type of Farm:’ Inside Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

EcorazziSep 2, 2015
A new short film examines how a cat named Boogie inspired Jenny Brown to start Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.


Story image for woodstock farm sanctuary from Hudson Valley News NetworkWoodstock Farm Sanctuary to welcome public at Sept. 5 grand …

Hudson Valley News NetworkSep 5, 2015
Workers at the new grounds of the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary huffed and puffed and labored all summer long to complete the project just in time.

Amputee opens Woodstock Farm Sanctuary to care for disabled animals

Daily MailSep 7, 2015
Now, almost 30 years later, Brown has been using that experience and channeling it into her work at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.

Laughing For Animals: A Comedy Showcase Benefitting WFS

EcorazziSep 14, 2015
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary co-founders Jenny Brown and Doug Abel will be in attendance, so expect to rub some elbows with them.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary opens its new digs

Woodstock TimesAug 22, 2015
The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is about to become a Rondout Valley phenomenon. The entity that’s been based in Willow since 2004.

Story image for woodstock farm sanctuary from The Daily Freeman

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary relocates to former farm, retreat center in High Falls

The Daily FreemanJun 21, 2015
Amelia the pig gets her forehead scratched by Jenny Brown, the co-founder and executive director of the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary moving to High Falls

The Daily FreemanAug 26, 2015
HIGH FALLS >> After ten years in Woodstock, the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary has announced its relocation to a 150-acre former camp and retreat center. – April 2012
” Considering Going Vegetarian? Visit the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary”


Poughkeepsie Journal – Sept 2010
Cover story of the Lifestyles section about the history of WFAS and the concert series, with Moby playing a live show at the farm. Also see the related interview with Moby.

Ulster Almanac – Aug 2010
Coverage of the upcoming music series, featuring The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon/Charlotte Kemp Muhl)

Live a Damn – Aug 2010
Director Jenny Brown is a guest on editor Michael Parrish DuDell’s podcast

Our Hen House – 2010
Director Jenny Brown is a guest on this podcast – Aug 2010
Travel guide, describes a visit to the Sanctuary

Rolling Stone – June 2010
Sidebar about Chrissie Hynde’s appearance at the farm with her band, JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys

NY Daily News – Feb 2010
Animals and their affection for each other

The Daily Freeman – Feb 2010
The rewards of volunteering at our sanctuary

New York Daily News – Nov 2009
Coverage of our annual ThanksLiving event

New York Times – June 2009
Story about My Morning Jacket‘s Jim James’ support of our farm

New York Daily News – Jan 2009
Story about Good Egg recipient Stevie Jones

Woodstock Times – Nov 2008 – “Who’s the Turkey?”
Coverage of our 3rd annual ThanksLiving Banquet

WAMC – Northeast Public Radio – Nov 2008
“Saving Farm Animals in a Recession”
Radio segment on our 3rd annual ThanksLiving Banquet

All Animals – Winter 2008 – “Turkey’s Day”
Article in member magazine of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Guide Magazine – Nov 2008
“Director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Filmmaker, Vegan”

Cosmopolitan Magazine – Aug 2008 – “Their Uncommon Bond”
Learn 23 new ways to love your man… AND a thang or two about the farm

Chronogram Magazine – Aug 2008
Director Jenny Brown was named a “Local Luminary”

Animal Sheltering Magazine – June 2008
“Field Trip: Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary”

Guideposts Magazine – June 2008
“Their Mission to Save Farm Animals”

The Daily Freeman – June 2008
“For the Love of Goat” (with video)

Weekend America – June 2008
“Summer Travel: A Farm Sanctuary”
The national PBS radio show visited Woodstock

The New York Times – May 2008
“A Rescued Goat Gets a Chance for a Normal Life”

Gothamist – May 2008
“Short One Leg, But Goat is Long on Friends”

New York Magazine – May 2008
“Amputee Goat Finds Home with Amputee Owner”

G Living – May 2008
“Rescued Amputee Goat Shows Hope for the World”

Zoo Too – May 2008
“Goat, Owner Share in New Leg”
Amazing video profile of Albie the goat!!

Time Out NY – May 2007
“New Yorkers Discover the Joys of Being Farmed Out”

NY Daily News – May 2007
“Help Stop Abuse – Buy Some Art”
Profile of board member Dan Piraro’s work on behalf of animals

VegNews Magazine – 2005
“Vegan Weddings”
One of the magazine’s most popular recurring article, featuring WFAS co-founders getting hitched.