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

Full Circle

We’ve wanted to go national for a while and open Gentle Barns in every state. When planning it out, we thought that it would be best to hit the bigger states first: New York, Illinois, Texas, Oregon, and Colorado. However, during my eighteen years at The Gentle Barn I’m realizing that I’m not…

The Spirit of St Louis

Jay and I spent this week in St. Louis. I got to meet the cows who escaped from slaughter for the first time and I was blown away by their beauty, grace, strength, and courage. Chico is so clearly the leader and he is taking such great care of his now four brothers. I am so deeply in love with them and I am overwhelmed by a sense of responsibility for them. I want to help heal their hearts. I want…

In the Barnyard: April 21, 2017

The six cows who escaped a slaughter-house in St. Louis are now safe and healing in the hospital. All of them had cuts, scrapes, and bruises from being rounded up by the authorities with cars. The worst off was Spirit who had a broken foot. His foot is now set and bandaged and veterinarians are saying he’ll heal…

Please Help Us Help the St. Louis Cows

Help Us Help the St. Louis Cows

I just came home absolutely exhausted from our turkey road trip. Leaving Adeline in Tennessee was excruciating! I've loved her for two years, but over the last ten days we've bonded so deeply. It's not about me, however, it's about Adeline. She's happy on the grass with all…

The Gentle Barn steps in to give sanctuary to cows destined for slaughter

We have stepped in to rescue and care for the six cows who successfully escaped from a slaughterhouse in North St. Louis last Thursday, March 30th. The story of the…

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"Because Animals is a small company with a big mission: to create nutritious pet food without ever harming any animals or the environment. We believe that factory farming has no place in pet nutrition, which is why all of Because Animals' products are made without slaughtering animals. "

"Our ultimate goal is to end the raising and slaughtering of farmed animals to feed our pets.
Until we get to that point, we are so very grateful there are sanctuaries like The Gentle Barn’s three locations to give refuge to abused, tormented, neglected and suffering animals who deserve so much more from the world."

~Dr. Shannon Falconer, CEO, Because Animals