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

Ferdinand

Ferdinand has gone through some big challenges and suffered much loss, but now as he’s turning three, he’s finally overcome, healed, and found himself. His story has much to teach all of us!

Ferdinand was…

Looking back at 21 years

Ellie, Jay & Vegan the cow

The Gentle Barn was officially opened on August 25th, 1999. We have so much we still dream of achieving that we don’t often acknowledge what we have already accomplished.…

Independence

Gus The Goat & Sun The Turkey

The animals at The Gentle Barn have earned their independence from the meat, poultry, and dairy industries and are now our family, friends, and loved ones for the…

Celebrating Animal Dads This Father's Day

Thumper

Fathers are strong, protective, and loyal. Fathers provide for their families and nurture their babies. They solve problems, keep us safe, and make sure we have all that we need. Horse fathers protect their…

Gifts

Lance The Horse, Andrew The Horse & Victory The Calf

This week we said farewell to three of our family members: Our horses Andrew and Sir…

A Mothers Love

Mothers are strong, resilient, persevering, and put others first. Mothers are nurturing, loving, empathetic, and warm. Mothers will give their hearts to their children and sacrifice their own lives to defend them. Mothers overcome the pain of childbirth, the sleepless nights of early…

Mother’s Day

Betty & JoyfulPushed off the truck with hundreds of other cows, shoved through to a holding pen. It is noisy, smells foul, and we hear the agonizing cries of other cows in the distance. We know we are defenseless, with no one to help…

The Goose Spirit Animal

Our Mother Earth

When you look at each and every problem on our planet closely, you will find that the cause of every one of them starts with eating animals, and the solutions start with going vegan! It is animal…

Socks - An Honor and a Privilege

Thank you for being a part of Socks' story with me. The Gentle Barn is so grateful for your support and interest. Please consider a General Donation in honor of Socks and all the dogs in our lives that have made life so much more meaningful. ~Ellie

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Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

Since its founding in 1984 CRYSTAL™ Deodorant has been a vegan, non-toxic, mineral-based line, focused on providing products that are cruelty-free. MyCHELLE Dermaceuticals®, founded in 2000, is known as the creators of the clean skincare movement, and is a brand dedicated to developing high-end, results-driven, cruelty-free products.

Animal testing is still such a problem in the beauty industry and in personal care products. We feel that it is our corporate mission to lead a different way and that is something we are proud to have done with our brands for more than 35 years. CRYSTAL™ and MyCHELLE® are proud to sponsor The Gentle Barns Gentle 12 program for the month of September.
- Catie Wiggy, Vice President of Marketing & Product Innovation for MyChelle Dermaceuticals and CRYSTAL.