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

Nice Is Not Always Nice

We are a few months into our Peace Enhancement Program for the year and are already in love with the kids. The kids have hugged cows, fed horses, held chickens, and planted a winter vegetable garden. In November, we will introduce the children to our turkeys, and we cannot wait to see what…

Featured Video: Spotlight - Ellie Laks

Cougar News Reporter Vanessa Marcon interviews Ellie Laks, owner and founder of The Gentle Barn.

Goodness Has Already Won

I met a woman the other day. We were talking about animals, politics, and the state of the world from our perspective, and she said to me, “Well, it’s going to be alright because goodness has already won.” I stared at her for awhile trying…

My little Pony

My Little Pony - Rascalina

We don’t usually take in people’s retired horses and that’s what we told her family when they called. But they kept saying that she danced and it intrigued us enough to come out and see her. The first thing that struck me when I met Rascalina was her eyes: soft,…

Las Vegas

We were in Las Vegas during the shooting this week. We saw the beautiful people in their cowboy boots and hats heading to the concert; I am haunted by their images. We heard the shooting and couldn’t understand what it was so we figured it had to be fireworks. The ugly sound of the blasts will be seared in my mind forever. One lost and broken man shook the world forever. Mother Nature’s fury and…