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

Dudley’s Legacy

Ellie & Jay at new Nashville Property

We have some very exciting news! After searching for almost two years, we have finally found our forever home in Tennessee! According to our model of being in the most populated city in each…

The Love Inside Us

A girl and pig, embracing.

Many people believe animal are healing, inspiring, and wonderful. Most say that they are so important and soothing because they offer unconditional love and a non-judgmental attitude to all. When we are…

Freedom

Jay and I spent a very productive week at our Gentle Barn Missouri location. We let our new turkeys outside for the first time, we took the tags out of The St Louis Six’ ears, and we caught a feral sheep and brought him home. It’s amazing how fast the week went, but we left with a big…

Standing up to Bullies

Our Newly Rescued Mother and Baby

If we look at any movement throughout history, we see oppressed people fighting for their rights and equality. Those oppressed people have economic value in society, so ultimately when they riot, boycott, vote, or demonstrate, they win over time because…

Witness

In Tennessee last week we were driving on the freeway and to the left, we passed a truck full of tiny cages stacked six feet tall, stuffed with chickens, their feathers blowing wildly in the wind as they shivered and huddled to stay warm in the extreme chill. Simultaneously on the right, we passed…

Memories

April marks the anniversary of several exciting memories and events at The Gentle Barn, and I cannot help but think about them as I move through my day. A year ago, we embarked on a turkey road trip from California to Tennessee, saved the lives of six cows who had escaped a slaughterhouse in Missouri,…

Nursing

The most amazing thing has happened at The Gentle Barn this week, and many of you have witnessed it with me on my live feeds and posts: Ferdinand is nursing from Lucy! The first time Lucy saw Ferdinand her face softened, her heart opened, and she loved him right away. She introduced herself…

Our Golden Boy

Serenity and Rumi - Our Golden Boy

This month we celebrated the seventh birthday of our cow Rumi. He lives at our Sun Chlorella Healing Center with his mom, Serenity. We…

Hope

Jay and I spent last weekend at The Natural Product Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center. It was wonderful! The NPEW is where natural companies meet store buyers to get their products on the shelves. It is also open to the public to taste and sample the products. There were…

Resilience

If The Gentle Barn were called by any other name, it would be The Resilient Barn. That word describes the animals we rescue, the children we work with, and even describes our staff, our volunteers, Jay, and me. We have had to practice…

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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.