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

Returning to the Light

I have heard the term “compassion fatigue” many times, but I don’t think I fully understood it until now. Compassion fatigue is the depression and sorrow that comes from having an open heart and dealing with an overwhelming amount of loss, grief,…

Featured Video: Happy Feed Dance

Sir Fancy Pants loves to dance whenever he has an audience. Such a show off!

Set Up to Fail

One of the hardest things about running an animal sanctuary is seeing animals pass. It is so hard to say goodbye, even when they live way past their life expectancy, even when they had the most amazing life here with us, even when the animal himself…

Featured Video: Field Roast and Chao Cheese dinner

Jay Weiner, co founder of The Gentle Barn and vegan chef shows us a delicious dinner plan that's healthy and delicious!

We Must Be the Hope

There are 32 million cows slaughtered in America each year. While Dudley had his life with us, 64 million cows had their lives taken from them. Unlike Dudley, none of them had names, or families, or homes. They never played ball, or ate peaches, or had peppermints sent to them from all over the world.…

Dudley and Hope

I’m sorry, I know I’m talking about Dudley incessantly, but honestly that is all I can think of. I dream about him at night. I think about him all day. I alternate between being profoundly sad by the loss of him, and profoundly grateful that…

In the Barnyard: June 29, 2017

In California, it was blisteringly hot and the animals spent the week splashing in the pool, being hosed off, or putting their feet in water to cool off. There was a brush fire that did not affect us, but we deployed trucks and trailers to help evacuate other people’s animals. Thankfully,…

In the Wake of Despair

I cannot get the image out of my head of Dudley staring at me before he went in for surgery. He looked at me like he was looking right inside of me. His stare penetrated my soul and I could not look away. We sat like that for hours, just Dudley and I, looking into each other’s eyes. He was preparing…

Featured Video: Missing Dudley

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Hi you guys. We are pretty inconsolable over here at the loss of Dudley, as I’m sure you are too. Jay and I,…

In the Barnyard: June 22, 2017

We lost the greatest ambassador The Gentle Barn has ever had. His light was so bright, his impact was so great, and his reach was so far that he has left all of us in morning. We will be holding a memorial service for him at The Gentle Barn Tennessee and we will also live stream it for those who are unable to attend.

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