Science is finally catching up with what most animal lovers already know, with research clearly showing that animals indeed have feelings, and that they are capable of many “human” emotions, including empathy. Farm sanctuaries rescue abused and neglected livestock, which helps foster greater compassion for animals who are often seen as nothing more than a product to be sold at a profit and consumed. Give a pig a belly rub…pet a cow…hold a chicken…it may give you an entirely new outlook on life. If there is not a farm sanctuary in your area, follow one on Facebook for photos and animal stories, and information about how you can help. We recommend The Gentle Barn (CA), Farm Sanctuary (NY), and Heartland Farm Sanctuary (WI) for starters.
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09 Mar 2012