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

In Loving Memory of Grace

There are three reasons why animals come to The Gentle Barn: so they can heal and live the life all animals deserve, so they can die in the arms of someone who loves them with dignity and respect, or so they can learn a life lesson. Just like…

Family

Maybelle and her son are settling in nicely at The Gentle Barn, TN. They have become very close with Dudley and Destiny and they all act as one big, happy family. Maybelle is the matriarch and brings maturity into the clan. Her son brings an air of fun and joy while he explores and plays…

Love Reunited

We rescued a dairy cow in Tennessee this week. She was impregnated each year, had her babies taken away every year, and the breast milk taken for humans. Thankfully, she belonged to a family who wanted to see her retire after her years of service instead of being sent to slaughter. We heard…

Maybelle in Tennessee

In Tennessee this week, we rescued a beautiful cow named Maybelle and brought her home to meet Team Dudley.

Maybelle was used as a dairy cow her entire life. Cows are mammals, and just like all mammals including dogs, horses, and people, cows only have milk for a baby. Maybelle was impregnated…

The Cross I Bear

While in Tennessee Jay and I met some cows on a cattle ranch. They were terribly afraid of people. As we walked through their pasture, their eyes were wide with fear, the matriarch trying to figure out why we were there, and, attempting to reassure her family.

They followed behind…

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…

There Are Angels Everywhere!

      

In Massachusetts there lives a man and a woman who were third generation dairy farmers. Cows have milk just like any other mammal, as breast milk for their babies. Just like dogs, horses, or humans, cows only have breast…

Courage

                                 

Courage was saved from a veal crate when he was eight weeks old. He was born to the dairy industry and taken away from his mom when he was born as they both cried for each other. He was put into a veal crate, kept alone, and fed an insufficient, anemic diet.…

Barn Update

Animals from the meat and dairy industry are usually kept pregnant, so when we rescued 30 animals from the backyard butcher we were expecting some babies.

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