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

The Gentle Barn Animals

Daisy - Horse - Tennessee

When we opened The Gentle Barn Tennessee, Daisy was our landlords horse and in a pasture just beyond our property line. She was all alone and would pace her fence line all day long crying out to our horses and longing…

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Destiny - Cow - Tennessee

Destiny was born and raised on a beef ranch. When she was born, she had an umbilical cord infection which went into her blood stream and settled in her right front leg. The vet did not want to give her antibiotics or…

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Penelope - Turkey - Tennessee

Penelope came from a farm where she was used for breeding. When her much older male companion passed away, the farmer did not want her crossbreeding with the other breeds of turkeys and had no use for her anymore. He had…

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Betsy - Chicken - Tennessee

Betsy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Betsy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they knew…

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Mavis - Chicken - Tennessee

Mavis was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Rick Springfield - Chicken - Tennessee

Rick Springfield was found at The Nashville international airport. No one really knows why he was living there, I guess he was just waiting to catch a flight to The Gentle Barn. He was named in honor of his name sake's…

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Worthy - Horse - Tennessee

Worthy was born with a deformed leg and was kept by someone who could not afford to feed her, let alone to give her the surgery she needed. She hobbled along for a year and by the time we found her she was grossly underweight,…

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Henry - Pig - Tennessee

Henry was rescued from slaughter. He was scared of people at first but after a few days he settled in nicely and learned to trust us. He now rolls over for tummy rubs, comes running when he sees us, is always playing,…

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Fluffy - Chicken - Tennessee

Fluffy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Fluffy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they…

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Poppy - Chicken - Tennessee

Poppy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Poppy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they knew…

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Maybelle - Cow - Tennessee

Maybelle was a dairy cow her whole life. When it was time for Maybelle to retire, her family wanted to thank her for her lifetime of service, so instead of sending her to slaughter, her family allowed her to come to The…

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Carrie - Chicken - Tennessee

Carrie was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Adeline - Turkey - Tennessee

Adeline was rescued from Thanksgiving in California with her 4 sisters, in 2015. They had seen other turkeys slaughtered right in front of them and waited for us to do the same to them. We stationed volunteers to sit with…

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Lillie - Pig - Tennessee

A hero was at a gas station and saw a truck full of baby pigs that were going to be fattened up for slaughter. He could see that the piglets were hot and dehydrated and noticed one at the very back who was the smallest,…

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Lolli - Goat - Tennessee

Lolli was born in the winter, and because of extreme cold and frostbite, lost both back feet and the ends of her ears. She had a difficult time keeping up with her mom and herd members, and would cry when left alone. Thanks…

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Chris - Horse - Tennessee

Chris was rescued along with our horses, Indie and Worthy from gross neglect. When we rescued them he was underweight, malnourished, had overgrown hooves, rotten teeth, skin fungus, and was terrified of people. It took…

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Minnie Mae - Goat - Tennessee

Minnie Mae gave birth to her daughter on a freezing December morning. Her tiny baby got frost bite and lost her back feet and the ends of her ears, while mom watched helpless, trying her best to care for her newborn. Thanks…

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Girlfriend - Chicken - Tennessee

Girlfriend came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Girlfriend and her sisters. As hard as it was,…

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Carlyle - Chicken - Tennessee

Carlyle was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Eclipse - Cow - Tennessee

Eclipse was born on September 16th, 2016 during a once in a lifetime eclipse of a Harvest moon. She was born to her mom, Maybelle who was pregnant when we rescued her. Maybelle was never allowed to keep her babies. Eclipse…

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Miles - Cow - Tennessee

Miles mom was a dairy cow. In order for the family to drink the milk, Miles had to be taken away from her and weaned early. When Maybelle was ready to be retired we were able to bring her home to live with us instead of…

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Langhorn - Chicken - Tennessee

Langhorn was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Luke Skywalker - Turkey - Tennessee

Luke was rescued from slaughter just before Thanksgiving in 2015. He came from a very scary place where he was kept in terrible conditions, handled very rough, and saw terrible things being done to other turkeys. He was…

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Mildred - Chicken - Tennessee

Mildred came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Mildred and her sisters. As hard as it was, they…

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Andrew - Chicken - Tennessee

Andrew was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Dream - Pig - Tennessee

We got Dream from a woman who could not keep or care for her. Fearing that she would end up slaughtered, we took her in. Dream was scared of everything and everyone and it took a lot of patience and love to show her that…

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Sarah - Chicken - Tennessee

Sarah was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Peppermint Patty - Chicken - Tennessee

Peppermint Patty was born to the egg industry where she lived in a small cage for her first two years of life laying eggs. Then she was sent to slaughter once her egg production waned, and was rescued after falling off…

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Indie - Horse - Tennessee

Indie was saved along with our other horses, Chris and Worthy from gross neglect. They were all underweight, malnourished, and terrified of humans. Indie was the mother figure for the three horses, so when Worthy went…

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Rosey - Chicken - Tennessee

Rosey was adopted out to a family when we first moved to Tennessee, but it didn't work out so he came back to live with us. While we were looking for a new home for him, he stole our hearts, and knew that he needed to…

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Freddy - Chicken - Tennessee

Freddy was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the suffering poultry chicks go through. Broiler chicks are genetically…

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Captain - Cow - Tennessee

Captain was named Captain America by the little boy who raised him and loved him. Sadly at almost a year old, Captain was sold and was sent to slaughter. By a miraculous turn of events, Captain was found and saved and…

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Heather - Turkey - Tennessee

Heather was rescued with her two brothers in 2015 from Thanksgiving. She lived in horrible conditions and saw terrible things being done to other turkeys. She was handled very roughly and was given no reason to ever trust.…

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