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

Barn Update

13 years ago we discovered an abusive petting zoo and started taking home animals that were sick, lame, or terrified in order to heal them. One of the very first goats we took in was “Billy” the goat. He was a tiny baby, only a few months old and he had horrible…

Spirit’s Work

When we first saw Benjamin lying on the side of the road at our fence in the hot sun, he was extremely lethargic, severely dehydrated, and would not stand or look at us. At first, we thought he had neurological problems caused by distemper, but at the same time he smelled…

Barn Update

Our cow that we just rescued from the backyard butcher had her baby early last Thursday morning! She must have been born very early because when we came out at 6:00 a.m. she was already dry and running next to her mom. She is so tiny and gorgeous and her mom is just thrilled.…

Barn Update

The animals we rescued from the backyard butcher are responding to our treatments and therapies.…

Barn Update

Madonna and Holy Cow just turned two years old! It seems like just yesterday when they were 8 weeks old and we saved them from slaughter and brought them home. With an underdeveloped stomach, Madonna kept bloating and almost died several times and we had to stay…

Barn Update

This week actor and producer Mark Wahlberg and his beautiful family came for a private tour of our main property and learned the stories of all our animals, hugged cows, gave tummy rubs to the pigs, held chickens, and had a great time!

Barn Update

The vet came out this week to check on Joy. She is an older goat, rescued from severe abuse, and has a lump on her neck, which is getting bigger. She also spends lots of time lying down, which is normal for an older goat, but we just want to draw some blood and make sure she…

Barn Update

Julian is doing great! He is off penicillin and finishing his last few days of the dewormer. His temp is normal and his spirits are fantastic! He just loves Dakota Rey and Johnny and the three of them do everything together. Dakota Rey has turned into a teddy bear and Johnny…

My time with Buddha

Back in the beginning of The Gentle Barn, in May of 2000, someone told me about a miniature cow breeder in Washington State. I just had to call the guy to ask about this cow because I had never heard of a miniature cow before. He said that he raised miniature cows because they were small and gentle; easy to raise, easy to keep and easy to kill!? As he was rambling on about how gentle his cows were,…

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today.

As…

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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