Many vegans have a dream or a vision in their mind about one day operating a farm animal sanctuary. We feel compelled to do more to help the animals that so many discard, use, and consume. For these people, they see this idyllic, fairy tale land, where everyone gets along and is happy and content, and people living in harmony as one, with the animals. That's all well and good, but it is not reality. Don't get me wrong, dreams are good, but if you get into something without knowing the realities, you'll be hit hard and could easily give up and quit.
Let's get one thing straight. SANCTUARY LIFE IS NOT GLAMOROUS.
Read that over again, slowly, and let that sink in. I think a lot of people believe that operating a sanctuary is this glamorous life full of fancy events and rubbing elbows with vegan celebs and napping with fuzzy cows all day every day, when in reality, it's anything but.
Operating a sanctuary is a difficult, time consuming, physically exhausting, mentally and emotionally draining, full-time, 24 hour a day job that most people are not cut out for. I think people have cats and dogs and believe that caring for farm animals won't be much different.
So let's get into the nitty gritty, shall we?
Operating a Sanctuary is:
Now that you have a small glimpse of the reality of owning and operating a farm animal sanctuary, do you still think you could handle it? Are you prepared to do everything yourself? Because people talk a big game, but when it comes down to it, volunteers aren't easy to come by, and funds are even more difficult. We started by doing what we could, with what we had. Everyone should. We need more people in this world to step up and care for more of these animals, but you need to be prepared, and not have unrealistic visions of what's to come. And if you aren't prepared for all this, GIVE to people that are. Give to people that ARE doing something to help animals RIGHT NOW!
As always, reach out to us for help, guidance, and questions about caring and protecting a flock of chickens. And thank you for any amount you can spare. Tax deductible donations can be made via PayPay, our Facebook page, or sending checks to: Sky's the Limit Sanctuary, P.O. Box 735, Fox Island, WA 98333.