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 …

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 …

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 …