Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

In the Barnyard: January 26, 2017

I am proud to announce that Little One, the dog who was left with us a few months ago, is now a “normal” dog. We found her terrified of everything and everyone. She would shake violently at every new sound or sight. However, with lots of patience, love, and time, she has come to accept that she is…

I Love My Life

It is my birthday today and while I do not want a lot of fanfare or fuss, I want to say that I am deeply grateful to be alive and to be on this wonderful, miraculous journey. I have gone from feeling awkward and alone as a child,…

Featured Video: Taking care of Rick Springfield

Our rooster, Rick Springfield needs his nails and beak trimmed. Gentle Barn's Founder, Ellie Laks shows us how to give a rooster a pedicure.

Ellie's Interview with REAL

Ellie was interviewed recently by REAL, Responsible Eating And Living. Check out the Podcast and interview!

Gentle Barn Concerns About Slavery

I Have A Dream

We just celebrated Martin Luther King Day. It is such an honor to have shared this planet with a hero like Dr. King, even if only for a little while. He was a champion who never backed down from what was right, and who always fought for justice. He changed history forever and improved millions of lives. Although he accomplished so very much in his lifetime, we still have so…

Featured Video: Vegan Fat Kid and GoodBelly visit the Gentle Barn

Watch the video How to Hug Farm Animals! where @VeganFatKid shows us the best way to hug our rescued friends. GoodBelly is giving Gentle Barn the biggest hug of…

In the Barnyard: January 19, 2017

This week in California, Wally and Buttercup had acupuncture for the very first time and loved it! Both of them are struggling with old age and arthritis. Buttercup has a hernia and Wally is suspected of having cancer. Even though our veterinarians say there is nothing surgically we can do for them, we…

In the Barnyard: January 12, 2017

DUDLEY TURNS 3 THIS MONTH! Wow that went fast! Dudley was rescued 2 years ago with a missing foot and a broken heart. We brought him to University of Tennessee Knoxville Large Animal Hospital to have several necessary surgeries and get fitted for a prosthesis. He has overcome so much and…

Changing Perspective

In the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the year of the rooster. So, I thought I would tell some stories about chickens this month. Over the years, we have had many chickens who have clucked their way into our hearts forever. There are so many stereotypes about chickens, but getting to know them over the last eighteen years has allowed me an insight…

Gentle Barn Concerns About Global Warming

Everyone is talking about global warming now a days. Some people are very concerned, some don’t want to know, and some don’t believe it even exists. The seasons seem to be changing and getting hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. Drought seems to be a household word, especially on the West coast. Even on The East coast people are talking about how there is just not enough rain. I don’t…

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