Woodstock Animal Sanctuary.

October 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm 7 comments

Since I learned of the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary I have been dreaming of taking a field trip to visit all the lovely animals that were lucky enough to reside there. The owners take in animals that were victims to animal cruelty and provide them with an environment of love.  Who can’t get behind that?

The weather today called for absolute fall perfection, and so my friend Sarah and I drove north 2+ hours to meet and tour the farm which houses  over 200 animals including cows, pigs, goats, lambs, ducks, hens, roosters, geese, and turkeys. We were given a tour by one of the owners of the sanctuary, who called over all the animals (BY NAME!), shared some of the animals’ sad history, and shared some information about the torture involved in dairy farming and how to implement a vegan diet.  I think for people who are not quite as informed as many of us, this may be a bit of a shock.  The tour was really informative and so fun!  Please enjoy some of the photos of all the lovely animals we got to meet today!

Afterwards we headed over to a vegan restaurant which had a pretty awesome menu, called Garden Cafe on the Green in Woodstock, and both enjoyed the sweet potato black bean burger. The rest of the afternoon was spent enjoying the perfect fall day and reveling in all things autumn!

How’d you spend this perfect fall weekend?


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jessica  |  October 4, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Great photo of you with the goat looking straight at the camera!

    • 2. Amanda  |  October 4, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      Haha thanks – credit all goes to Sarah!

  • 3. plamarie  |  October 4, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    The santuaries are encouraging of the happy endings. I am newly vegan and am so happy that there are such places. Great photos!!

    • 4. Amanda  |  October 4, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks! It really was heartwarming to visit – wish I lived closer and could volunteer!

  • 5. Sarah S.  |  October 5, 2010 at 11:43 am

    AHHH can’t handle the pig tail cuteness!

  • 6. Eric  |  October 6, 2010 at 11:25 am

    right on! been wanting to go up there and visit.

  • 7. Diane  |  December 1, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Great photos and I LOVE the pic of Stanley’s little pig butt. Such beautiful animals and amazing people at the farm. How could anyone be cruel to these loving animals? I took the family there Oct 23 and everyone loved it. Can’t wait to go back. We are trying to make the leap to being vegan and it was such a help to visit there. I no longer eat eggs! Don’t you agree once you meet the chickens and really see the cages they are held in it really does make it easier to give up eggs? Meeting the cows and looking at their gentle soulful eyes makes you really think hard about what you doing. No one wants to support cruelty to animals. The people at the farm are so friendly, kind and knowledgable and don’t judge you they just educate you. If you’re in the area you must stop in and visit.


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