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

My Gentle Barn Story - Nick

Nick with Mr. Rojas

It's a hard day when an animal at the Gentle Barn passes... It's an even harder day when that animal has made such an impact on your life... Mr. Rojas, you were: a brave jersey cow; a ladies man; a cow that had terrific…

Dreams Come True!

We are so excited that we reached our goal and closed escrow in Nashville. And we are so grateful to all of you who donated, shared, followed and kept us in your thoughts and prayers.…

My Gentle Barn Story - Rebekah

I first heard about the Gentle Barn through a company called the Behavioral Learning Center where a behavioral therapist would come to my house and help me learn how to do everyday things. I told her how much I love animals and she and…

Always Trust Your Instincts

Ellie Laks - Divine Necklace

I had a wonderful experience this morning that reminded me of being a kid all over again. When I was a child there were so many times when I had the impulse to walk down a different path to the…

My Gentle Barn Story - Lisa


Nalla was very special to me. I came to the Gentle Barn for my first time right after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I went to visit the turkeys and Nalla came right up to me. I sat down and she laid with me and wouldn’t leave my…

Dudley

This week marks the year anniversary of Dudley’s passing. For many of us, the news of his transition brought pain, tears, and stopped us in our tracks. I remember not being able to stop screaming. I didn’t want a Gentle Barn without Dudley…

A Gentle Barn Story

My Gentle Barn story started with my first visit. I originally heard of The Gentle Barn from my brother who at the time was doing community service. I had just recently gone vegan, and I remember leaving The Gentle Barn with…

My Humble Beginnings

If you have read my book, My Gentle Barn, you'll know that I started The Gentle Barn on a half acre backyard, in The San Fernando Valley after visiting an abusive petting zoo and coming home with many of their most decrepit animals.…

Much progress!

Have you heard the extremely exciting news that Kentucky Fried Chicken is launching a vegan meal?! On July 1st they are beginning a test of Vegan Gardein chickn, vegan biscuits, vegan coleslaw, and even redoing their honey mustard dressing…

Tribute to a Gentle Giant

Gentle Ben and Ellie

Gentle Ben was so enormous that he dwarfed even the tallest of men. Even when he was lying down, he seemed intimidating. But the minute we were engulfed by his sweet, Gentle spirit, it was clear that all he had to offer…

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We have chosen to work with The Gentle Barn over the years because we have been able to personally see how much love, care and dedication Ellie and Jay’s team give to their mission. I really feel like they are kindred spirits, and I am always so proud to be a part of anything they do. It is rare for people to have an opportunity to look a cow in the eyes, give it a hug and see that this is a sentient being. It is meaningful work. --Brook Harvey-Taylor