The Science Nonfiction of Okja

This weekend I watched Netflix’s newly released movie, Okja.  It is the story of a young girl (Mija) and her relationship with Okja, a “super pig” created by the multinational Mirando Corporation. Mirando developed Okja (along with a number of other super pigs) in an effort to create an animal that could feed more people …



In Honor of Blue – All About Sheep!

We could not be more excited at Farmaste!  In case you missed the news on Facebook, we rescued our first resident last week!  A beautiful lamb named Blue.  (You can see more of her at our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/FarmasteAnimalSanctuary/). In honor of her arrival, I decided to devote this week’s post to sheep.  One of the …



Want to Save the World? Eat Plants!

Climate change has dominated the news over the past week. As the issue has moved to the forefront, people are asking themselves what they can do to ensure they are causing as little damage to our world as possible.  But why am I writing about that here? What the heck does climate change have to …



Belated Mother’s Day Musings

Last weekend while celebrating Mother’s Day, we at Farmaste Animal Sanctuary couldn’t help but think about the lives of non-human mothers in the agricultural industry. While industry practices contribute to the suffering of all farmed animals, they unfortunately lead to particularly dreadful lives for mothers. One striking example is that of dairy cows.  As with …



My Little Runaway

Recently the news has been full of escaped farmed animals! The stories of these animals who manage to escape, often shortly before slaughter, capture the attention and hearts of the public. When an animal escapes, there is an almost universal call for the animal’s life to be spared. A highly-publicized escape recently occurred in St. …



Kelly Tope was on Food Freedom Radio!

Already awake, and looking for something to do on this rainy morning? Tune in to AM950 from 8-9 a.m., and listen to our founder talk about Farmaste with the hosts of Food Freedom Radio. Food Freedom Radio: Planting the Seeds for Change. A lively and informative conversation about healthy food that is good for us …



Nelson’s Ice Cream’s New Sorbet!

Happy Friday! Nelson’s Ice Cream has been a staple in the market since 1923. We are proud to say they were more than open to bringing in non-dairy/vegan options for their customers. Starting this week they will be offering a Raspberry Sorbet to kick off this journey. We will continue to work with them to …



Veg Out With Us

We are hard at work getting ready to welcome our first residents to the sanctuary this summer. As you are patiently waiting, you may be wondering what you can do to help farm animals right now. We have a suggestion for you! VegWeek starts April 17 and nothing would make us happier than for all …



Farmaste is so lucky…

Farmaste is so lucky to have friends like Nancy to visit until we have rescues on our own farm. The first time I met her she was very shy. On my second visit she wouldn’t leave my side. I could pet her for hours. ❤
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The Inner Lives of Food Animals

The Inner Lives of “Food Animals” Will growing scientific evidence about nonhuman cognition bring an ethical revolution in terms of who (not “what”) we eat? Barbara J. King We love all of the recent research demonstrating farm animals’ cognitive abilities.  We can’t wait to show you how amazing they are in person this summer! Namaste.