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 Spirit of St. Louis

As I write this I'm sitting on the edge of our pond in Missouri and my heart swells with joy to be creating our third Gentle Barn and making a home for Chico and his brothers. After being raised as objects, sent to their deaths,…

Featured Video: Day 1 in Missouri

Day 1 in Missouri: This place is heaven! We got a lot done today to set up the house…

In Missouri

This week Jay and I headed to St Louis, Missouri to create our third Gentle Barn! I am so happy that my little childhood dream, created in my small backyard eighteen years ago, is now in three states. Sometimes I am going through my day and…

Featured Video: Goats Are Family

After being at our Sun Chlorella Healing Center recovering from an abscess, Emily returns and gets a huge welcome from her friends and family.

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…

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