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Posted by PBN Ethics & Activism on Wednesday, December 20, 2017
A KIND OF MAGIC
Know Compassion/Know Peace
Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and, when appropriate, rehoming of abused and neglected farmed animals. As the largest farm animal rescue in Oregon, we are home to over 200 animals including pigs, cows, horses, chickens, sheep, and goats. Through facilitating meaningful relationships between people and the animals we care for, we aim to help shine a light on the realities of animal agriculture and lead the way to a more compassionate world.
At Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary we believe that every individual has the right to freedom. Freedom from pain, freedom from fear, and freedom from oppression. We provide those with the most heartbreaking stories hope and the promise of the freedom to be themselves. A promise of companionship, of love, and of care. Our sanctuary is home to 200 non-human animals who have seen the very worst of humanity and every day they amaze us with their profound abilities to love and to be loved, even after the tragedies they have endured. Our goal is to share their stories with the community and bring about positive change in the way they are viewed by society. By fostering beautiful, meaningful bonds between people and the animals they may see as “food” or as “things” we are changing the future for the individuals who mean so much to us. People who visit and volunteer at the sanctuary often comment on the unique sense of peace they feel when being here. All of our residents cohabitate peacefully and have strong friendships with one another. They know they are safe and loved. We like to call it a kind of magic created by love, trust, and understanding.
How we put our mission into practice:
Humane Education- in 2016 we hosted over 150 school-aged children at the sanctuary and taught them about the realities of how our society uses non-human animals. In 2017 we plan to expand on our Humane Education program by adding classes, camps and offering our education services off-site.
Community Outreach- we work to raise awareness through attending events, conferences, street outreach, and online education.
Providing outstanding care- animal care is our number one priority and we pride ourselves on assuring all of our rescued residents have access to quality vet care, nutritious food, and safe shelter. We have gone a step further by partnering with S.A.R.A. (Shelter Animal Reiki Association) so that we can continue to learn new ways of healing and building trustful relationships.
Advocating compassionate living- we encourage everyone who visits the sanctuary to think critically about their food, clothing, entertainment and product choices. Going vegan is one of the most impactful ways you can improve non-humans animals lives and the planet we share with them.