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

Big Huge Love

Pigs are genetically engineered to grow very big, very fast so they can be slaughtered…

In the Barnyard: May 4, 2017

Male pigs have tusks and they can grow quite long and become quite sharp. To ensure that they don’t hurt themselves or anyone else by accident, we trim our pigs’ tusks each spring. We also trim their hooves. Our wonderful veterinarian, Dr. Molnar, came out this week to do dentals and pedicures…

The Circle of Life

It never ceases to amaze me how when one animal leaves The Gentle Barn, another one is close behind for his or her turn to be here with us. When our dog, Maddie, passed away at eighteen years old, three days later we found Little One. When our wonderful lap chicken, Norma Jeanne, passed…

Piggy Pedicures

With spring and it’s song birds, sunshine and flowers, comes great activity at The Gentle Barn. We have so much to do to take care of the animals. Tasks like sheep-sheering, goat hoof trimming, grooming everyone's winter coats to help them shed, and trimming pig tusks.

Male pigs have…

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