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

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…

Vegan Fat Kid and GoodBelly visit the Gentle Barn

How to Hug Farm Animals! @VeganFatKid shows us the best way to hug our rescue friends. And GoodBelly is giving Gentle Barn the biggest hug of all! To encourage people to go to 12day.goodbelly.com and take their 12 Day Reboot, they're making a big donation to support the awesome…

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…

Introducing the Gentle 12 Program

Since we started the Gentle 52 program in 2014, we have introduced you to over 150 natural product companies. Their shared core values are to support an eco-friendly, plant based and cruelty free lifestyle. After hearing feedback from you, we have decided to focus deeper into company’s product…

Our Founder was published in VegNews

Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn, published an article on VegNew titled "The Ups and Downs of Running an Animal Sanctuary".

"Running The Gentle Barn isn’t always easy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

For 17 years, The Gentle Barn has been rescuing animals who are pregnant and who have suffered
unmentionable acts of cruelty. We bring sick animals home and watch as they…

Gentle Barn Concerns for Peace

A few years ago, we rescued many animals from a cruelty case. They were all terrified of people and it took us years till they stopped shaking when they saw us coming. The backyard butcher who had them would catch one in the…

Stepping Into the Light of 2017

2016 has been an amazing year with many accomplishments. We have welcomed in many new animals who needed us, and we have said farewell to some of our elders. We continue to be successful at both the California and Tennessee locations, and we have hosted thousands of guests from all over the world. We have witnessed many positive changes in the world that bring us much hope, and sadly we see so much…

The Signal Features The Gentle Barn

Read the article in The Signal that featured The Gentle Barn's Holiday Event in South Los Angeles: The Gentle Barn donates toys to more than 1,500 children in Los Angeles


Ellie's Interview with Yogi Times

Read Ellie's interview with Lindsay Sibson from Yogi Times