Posts Tagged ‘Be Kind’

Fostering Friendships

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

In addition to rescuing and rehoming farmed animals, Cedar Row has created and fostered friendships between animals that wouldn’t normally seem possible. Pigs hanging around with dogs, turkeys resting on goats, cats babysitting baby pigs, inseparable geese and ducks…. The list goes on.

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Gabe, Geronimo, Deb & Sophia

These friendships shouldn’t surprise anyone; people from all walks of life find ways to get along and form bonds despite coming from all different backgrounds and locations. Animals in similar situations do the exact same thing. :)

Herb the Cat with Pratchett the pig

Penelope & Herb

Animals show signs of stress, they grieve, they express joy and they love. One of our cats, Herb, takes a special interest in baby pigs that make their way to Cedar Row especially when they’re adjusting to their new surroundings. He spends time with them, sleeps in straw with them and shows them the ropes around the sanctuary. It’s a bond that wasn’t expected but one that show the compassion that animals have for each other.

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Midas & Penny

Midas, the Great Dane, has a similar interest in new arrivals. This past winter he has busied himself by playing and accompanying Darcy and Penny around the farm, never more than a few feet from them when they’re exploring.

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Rocket hitching a ride on Eric

It’s time to ask ourselves a question; if animals can get along with each other, shouldn’t we be able to get along with them? :)

If you’d like to meet our animal friends at Cedar Row, sign up for one of our work visits here or come to our Summer of Peace Open House on July 9th!

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World Vegan Day

Posted on: November 1st, 2015 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

Imagine being young and afraid and being driven down a highway at great speed with unfamiliar noises all around. Imagine being scared out of your mind and unaware of the terrible fate that awaits you at a slaughterhouse. This is the life and fate of most farmed animals across Canada and around the world. It’s a terrible fate but it doesn’t have to happen. November 1st is World Vegan Day and it’s a day to celebrate compassionate choices made by a growing number of people across the globe.

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As a reminder of why Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary exists, a new resident came into our lives today. This little guy is one of the million reasons to be vegan or to go vegan if you’re not already. He recently fell off a truck and has thankfully made his way to us. He is extremely thin, but with the proper diet he will be putting on some much needed weight. After falling off a slaughterhouse truck he was taken in and brought to us for care and to eventually be adopted out to a hobby farm where he can live out his days, free from harm.

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Did you know you can save 100 animals every  year by eating a plant-based diet? That’s 100 more cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, etc. that get to roam freely. It’s worth it.

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In addition to the lives saved by going vegan, you can also make a great impact on the environment around you. Animal farming for food uses more water by far than vegetable crops and is one of the main reasons for deforestation and drought. Want more proof? Check out the table below and see how much water can be saved by going vegan.

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Finally, if you need help going vegan, there are lots of  amazing products and resources to help you. Check out Becoming Vegan for tips and tricks on eating and living compassionately.

Nothing feels as good as living a cruelty-free lifestyle. That’s why Cedar Row exists and it’s why all our potlucks are vegan. Compassion for all.