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

A Great Group

This week, we hosted a wonderful group of children from South Central Los Angeles, brought to us by the Los Angeles Police Department. Many of these kids came from broken homes where they know, all too well, what it feels like to be separated from family members and what it’s like to miss loved ones. This week, we took them to our Healing Center where a majority of our cows live. We fed the cows cookies, pet them and told their stories. The kids noticed that there were many moms and babies, but asked where the fathers were. We told them that, unfortunately, farm animals usually do not get to stay as families; they are usually separated from each other at a very young age. We told them that many of our cows were separated from their babies, mommies or daddies before we saved them. The kids immediately identified with them and said that it was not fair and that they knew how they felt. The kids had tears in their eyes and whispered in the cows’ ears that they were sorry for what happened to them. They gave them extra treats and reassured them that from now on, at The Gentle Barn, they will always stay together and be loved and cared for properly. Both cows and kids carried pain in their hearts brought on by having families torn apart by circumstance, but they inspired each other that they could overcome, be resilient and find joy in second chances.

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Miyoko's Creamery is leading the animal-free transformation of the dairy industry for the urgent salvation of the planet and all living beings. Made from organic, whole food ingredients with a complex flavor profile derived from fermentation and culturing, Miyoko's cheeses and butter have won the hearts and minds of cheese lovers with their compassionate approach to culinary dairy innovation.

Miyoko’s Creamery is thrilled to be sponsoring The Gentle Barn this month because we strongly believe that animals are to be loved not eaten. Thank you, Gentle Barn for providing refuge to these beautiful creatures and for drawing attention to the importance of sanctuary among species.