Posts Tagged ‘Cruelty-free’

World Vegan Day

Posted on: November 1st, 2015 by CR Admin 2 355 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.




Compassionate Compost

Posted on: May 3rd, 2015 by CR Admin 2 202 Comments

We know that adding commercial compost to our gardens when growing flowers, fruits or veggies increases their yield, shortens their growth time and often make for healthier and more robust plants but do you know what’s in most of the commercially-available compost?

A cruelty-free bag of Compassionate Compost

A cruelty-free bag of Compassionate Compost

Most commercial compost is derived from animals that have lived unimaginably sad lives on factory farms that were ultimately slaughtered. While it may make flowers look beautiful, the cost consists of months and often years of abuse and ultimately a taken life.

Compassionate Compost

Compassionate Compost

We have an alternative; our compassionate compost is a blend of manure from our rescued farm animals including pigs, cows, sheep, goats, donkeys and chickens, as well as composted vegetation including hay, grasses, fruits and vegetables.

The animals at Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary get to live out their lives to the fullest without any fear of abuse or slaughter. All of the money raised from the sale of our compassionate compost goes directly back into the operation of the sanctuary, including feeding and bedding the animals. Did you know our Compassionate Compost is aged approximately 2 years so it can go right on to any garden?

Creating Compassionate Compost

Creating Compassionate Compost

We’ll be selling our compassionate compost on the May long weekend (May 16th & 17th, 2015) for a suggested minimum donation of $5 a bag from 2 pm to 4 pm on May 16th and from 11 am to 2 pm on May 17th at the sanctuary; each bag weighs about 50 lbs or 25 kg! Come by and pick up a bag for your compassionate garden while supporting Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary. Create food for your soil and your soul! 🙂