Posts Tagged ‘Go Vegan’

International Women’s Day

Posted on: March 14th, 2016 by CR Admin 2 199 Comments

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th this year, calls attention to the fact that women often face barriers regarding social, economic, cultural and political achievements.

When it comes to farmed animals, female animals are some of the most abused. Whether it’s cows who are repeatedly impregnated only to have their offspring taken from them at birth, to sows who spend their lives confined to gestation crates, to egg hens who spend months and often years in small, cramped wire cages, the plight of female animals is not for the faint of heart.

So we celebrate the female animals that call Cedar Row home and who are free from the abuse and neglect that often befalls other female animals in the animal agriculture industry.


Siobhan with a rescued ex-battery egg hen (September 2015).


Chickpea, a dairy cow who was rescued and lives at Cedar Row.


Bardot, who fell off a slaughterhouse truck, lives in peace at Cedar Row.


Dorothy & Sadie, two sisters who came to Cedar Row at just a few days old, are now grown and enjoying a life of freedom with their other goat, pig and cow friends.


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.




Tilley & Turkeys

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by CR Admin 2 139 Comments


A short time ago we lost a Cedar Row resident with a dual personality. Tilley was affectionate in the winter when she needed you for your body heat and a little bit standoffish in summer unless she wanted food. She was a turkey of many faces and we certainly miss having her around.

People often forget that turkeys are smart animals with personalities and character and know exactly where they are and what you’re up to. They enjoy having their feathers stroked and you’ll find them dancing around when reunited with a person they recognize. Anyone who spent time with turkeys like Tilley learned quickly that turkeys are as varied in personality as dogs and cats (and people!).


With a life expectancy of roughly 10 years, most turkeys don’t live to see their first birthday on factory farms so places like Cedar Row remain important havens for rescued birds like Tilley. To spend time with birds like turkeys, chickens, ducks and geese why not come to one of our working visits and meet our feathered friends in person!