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 Greatest Movement In History

Boy In Gentle Barn Garden with Vegetables

In the style of the late Harvey Milk, my name is Ellie Laks and I want to recruit you! I’d like you to join me in the greatest movement in history! The atrocities…

Leave it in Sedona

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Nineteen years ago, when I found out what happens to animals in the milk and egg industry I went vegan on the spot and never looked back. A few years later when Jay…

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!

Touched by an Angel

A woman in Knoxville was driving on her way to work today and she fell behind a truck full of chickens, undoubtedly heading for slaughter. The wind was hitting their faces, blinding their eyes and strewing their feathers around…

The Inside Scoop: Sara in California

My first visit to The Gentle Barn was about a year ago after a move to California from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I had been vegan for a number of years and like many others, was a huge fan of The Gentle Barn on Facebook. It wasn’t until I was able to visit, however, that I saw the true impact…

Thank You, Johnny

I bought a cow. I said words I never thought I’d hear myself say, “Mrs. Duncan, I’d like to buy a cow.” Then I reached into the back pocket of my jeans and handed the cattleman’s wife $300 dollars.

I owed a debt to a calf I’d…

Gentle Barn Concerns for our Health

We have had Gentle Barn concerns for our health for the last sixteen years as we have observed people's meat intake increase right along with the rise in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and dementia. Watching the obesity rate elevate with the…

Horse Lovers

                             

Most people know that eating meat causes suffering to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and fish, but did you know that it effects horses as well? The Bureau of Land Management rounds up wild horses and donkeys each year and auctions them off? Most of them go to slaughter. They do this for…

A Mother's Tears

                                    

A while ago we were in a hospital with one of our animals and met a cow there that made a lasting impression on us and I just had to tell her story.

She was a cow from the dairy industry who was impregnated, carried her…

Earth Day

                                       

What Will You Do This Earth Day To Support The Planet?

Ellie Laks Explains Why A Plant-based Diet Is So Important To The Environment

Santa Clarita, CA (April…

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Why Gentle Barn + Puremedy? About 10 years ago, one Autumn morning in Topanga, CA I sipped my tea and turned on my favorite show, CBS Sunday morning. Little did I know my world was about to change forever. Ellie Laks, the founder of The Gentle Barn just glowed as she introduced the television audience to some of her animals and told us their stories. She talked about how she started The Gentle Barn organically, giving a home to some severely neglected petting zoo animals. Within 2 hours we were face to face. I had met a true soul sister. I brought her several cases of my Original Healing Ointment to use on her rescued animals to help them heal. Since then, all of their animals use Puremedy when they have a cut, wound, burn, stitches, infection, insect bites, fly bites, skin rashes, inflammation, or just a spot that the Veterinarian is unable to diagnose. Not only do all of her animals use Puremedy, but her family and friends do as well.


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