The Farm Animal Sanctuary (UK) Faces Eviction

Save the Sanctuary, Save My Home, Save My Life

The Farm Animal Sanctuary Faces Eviction:


“Hi I’m known as Old Girl, I came here 17 years ago with my 3 sisters. We were feral cats and so couldn’t be homed as pets but, happily for us, The Sanctuary agreed to take us and let us live on the farm and in the feed shed. Well, my 3 sisters are no longer with me and I am rather ancient now about 19 years old and I have younger sisters for company. My sisters had a wonderful life here and died here peacefully, I would like to do that too. Please donate today to Save The Sanctuary, Save My Home and Give Me A Peaceful Place To End My Days, Thank You.”

More ideas further down for actions you can take to help the Sanctuary

In a just society, there is no need for charity.

I am not sure who said that but it is true regardless. I would like to extend this truism to include the other animals with whom we share this world. In a truly just and ethical society animals would be left to live their lives unhindered by man making the need for charities that protect, care and provide shelter to animals obsolete. Sadly though this is not the case, far from it in fact. It appears to me that the onslaught of horror and unremitting atrocities against animals continues unabated with the frequency and level of cruelty increasing at an alarming momentum. Nobel Prize-winning Yiddish author Isaac Bashevis Singer, who fled from Poland to the United States in 1935 and took a room above a slaughterhouse, described the situation for animals as an “eternal Treblinka” :

“What do they know-all these scholars, all these philosophers, all the leaders of the world – about such as you? They have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka.”

Treblinka was an extermination camp built by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War 11.

In a just world the only interference in the lives of animals would be for their well being entirely, such as medical care and other assistance. Health care should be forthcoming to all creatures that need it including of course human beings.

However until a more just society prevails and I am not holding my breath, charities including sanctuaries are a vital lifeline to abused animals.

Sadly with increasing frequency sanctuaries here in the UK are struggling to survive.

Every so often I will focus on one such sanctuary here and ask for your help and support.

Today I would like you to help The Farm Animal Sanctuary to avoid eviction.

The Farm Animal Sanctuary is a place of refuge for over 500 animals including birds who have been rescued from abuse, neglect, slaughter and abandonment. You can read more about the sanctuary and some of its residents on their home page and throughout the website.

All farm animals are sentient beings, they experience pain and fear, all species are caring, protective mothers and they all deserve so much better.

It’s such a joy to see the animals who have found their way to the Sanctuary. They know they are safe. They look contented, confident and peaceful, the young ones so full of life. Not enough people seem to care about them, and there are not enough places for them to go. We do need your help and your support to keep the Sanctuary going, please don’t forget them. Thank you.
Joanna Lumley

Read More from Why we Are Here:

Please help save The Farm Animal Sanctuary to continue caring for neglected and abused animals. You can help today in a number of ways – not all of them require a monetary donation – by clicking the following links for more information.  – scroll down for information how to help the Sanctuary to avoid eviction.

Also please help by supporting Emily and Finlay Dankworth who are running for the Sanctuary on Sunday1st June because “They don’t want the Sanctuary to be evicted,” says Emily. They are running a 5K Colour Run which means for every K marker they pass they will be covered in multi-coloured paint! Emily has a fund raising page for this event on Just Giving; please support her and Finlay’s effort.

Ways to help if you cannot give money.

You can give money to the sanctuary for free:

If you have a facebook account you can help spread the word by liking Farm Animal Sanctuary’s facebook page and becoming a fan, and sharing their page with your facebook contacts. Farm Sanctuary’s Facebook page:

You can also spread the word on Twitter, in blogs as I am doing now, forums and so on.

Don’t forget to read Why We Are Here if you have not already done so:

Farm animals are global. They are not endangered, exotic or wild. They are animals who are born and raised for their meat and milk, and throughout the world very often do this with a minimum of care.
Care costs time and money, and they’re not considered to be worth either. They are just another product, although unlike other food products such as grains, fruits and vegetables, they bleed when they are injured. They die from fear and stress. They suffer distress when their young are taken away from them. They can be kept until they are too old to stand as long as they can still produce milk or offspring. They can then be travelled hundreds of miles, enduring awful conditions, to be slaughtered without pre-stunning.

There are very few places throughout the world where farm animals can find sanctuary to be able to live out their lives in peace, to be treated with kindness and respect. We watch these animals become comfortable and confident. We see their characters develop. We admire their intelligence and the way they embrace their peaceful surroundings. We watch them begin to play and finally become content.

Continue reading: – includes a statement by Joanna Lumley

I know that many of the links I have included are easily accessible from Farm Sanctuary’s website but the fact is most people seem to overlook them.

Please do whatever you can large or small every action is needed, every action counts.

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke

2 thoughts on “The Farm Animal Sanctuary (UK) Faces Eviction

    • Thank you for sharing on facebook and for the good vibes. I hope the sanctuary can be saved, such a sad thing these days, the struggle caring people have to continue to care for animals.

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