Month: July 2019

Vegan Market This Sunday


This Sunday August 4th noon to 5pm we will be at Market Hotel in Brooklyn for @vgnmkt . Why is a sanctuary which is located in Colorado and moving to North Carolina be at an event in Brooklyn? Last year we rescued 100 chickens from the streets of brooklyn. In 2010 we rescued over 230 birds from the streets of Bronx. We have also rescued a baby lamb from Yonkers, sheep and goats from Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan… Geese from Staten Island and transported to Long Island. Tortoises too. We rescued a tortoise from the streets of Manhattan and then found some other tortoises in need of a warmer home who we drove from Long Island to Ft. Lauderdale.

So come out to @vgnmkt this Sunday and meet new people, enjoy good food, learn, and have a good time.

#vegan #govegan #whatvegansdo #fortheanimals #sanctuary #ethics #ethicalvegan #adoptdontshop #rescue #transport #liberation #animalliberation #veganfood

Roly Poly is Home


Roly Poly is home and very lucky. Yesterday, while in the middle of nowhere I saw her thrown out from under a truck after it hit her. @roostersanctuary and I stopped and scooped her up. Her X-rays showed no internal damage nor broken bones. She received a few stitches to her lip, some fluids for dehydration and some pain meds.

Roly Poly is another reason to not buy animals. The area we found her is known for animal (and garbage) dumping. A few months ago many decaying dog carcasses and a human body were found in the same area. If you are buying animals of any kind; farm, domestic, exotic, you are fueling the greed of animal exploitation. Just as cruelty to non human animals leads to violence towards humans, so does exploitation.

Both @roostersanctuary and Dark Mountain operate off of our own income, and supporters who believe in what we do. If you would like to help with Roly Poly’s vet bills, please share, donate, volunteer.

#vegan #govegan #whatvegansdo #ethics #ethicalvegan #adoptdontshop #cat #kitten #hitandrun #rescue #fortheanimals #tnr RolyPolyReceipt.jpg

Roly Poly


While driving @roostersanctuary to the airport for #ARconference2019 #ar2019 I saw this little one roll out from under the tires of a truck in front of us. She is currently at the vet, getting x-rays, pain meds, and hopefully she will be operated on.

If you would like to help, please donate.

We are an all volunteer 501c3 so all donations go directly to the care of the animals.

The cruelty we place on animals leads to violence towards humans. Stop the violence before it starts.

#vegan #govegan #whatvegansdo #animalliberation #kitten #tnr #feral #feralcats #fortheanimals #rescue #adoptdontshop #sanctuary #ethics #ethicalvegan


The current classes I am taking have me looking back at instances where children expressed empathy or compassion towards animals.

A group of us had spent hours trying to catch this one cat. Finally the cat went into the courtyard of this boys home. The mother allowed us to come in and place traps in the courtyard. Later that day we came back to find the cat had not attempted to go near the traps.

After explaining to the boy that we were trying to help the cat and all the animals in the area he began to coax the cat with food. It only took the boy a matter of minutes to catch a cat we had been trying to catch for hours.

#SocialEmpathyLearning #empathy #vegan #govegan #animalliberation #tnr #wildlife #learn #educate #fortheanimals #ethics #ethicalvegan #adoptdontshop



I don’t know why, but I occasionally ask myself, “was it worth it?” The answer is always the same, “of course”. Then I do the math; arrested at approximately 8pm, released approximately 1am…. add in the anxiety, attorney fees, stress, time on the phone… the answer is still the same. It was worth it. I see them fly free and I don’t ask questions, I no longer try to do the math… It was worth it.

So are our lives less because we saved what others consider a pest?

As humans we judge and place value on too many things. We create waste all around us, then complain when a “pest” resides too close to us. We destroy habitats, then round up the wildlife who adapt to live with us. Control, an ugly word based on ego.

I keep watching the windows, because “control” is coming for me. I jump when I see them on the streets, because “control” wants to contain me.

We have not only destroyed the land that sustains us, but we’ve destroyed the ethics that should guide us.

It is a proven fact that cruelty to non-human animals leads to cruelty to humans. It has been seen over and over again. School shootings, domestic violence; the perpetrators always have a record of abuse towards animals. It does not matter if the animal is a rat, mouse, frog, cat or dog; the abuse towards those animals leads to the abuse to human animals.

These are the reasons our society creates a hyphenated term such as non-human animals. As if we are not animals ourselves.

Think to yourself who this may be in regards to in 1934, or 1787… That control still exists. The egos, the greed, the wealth of those who had power then, is still in power today.

Michael Franti said it best;

But dehumanizing the victim makes things simpler

It’s like breathing with a respirator

It eases the conscience of even the most conscious

and calculating violator

Words can reduce a person to an object,

something more easy to hate

An inanimate entity, completely disposable,

no problem to obliterate

If you would like to help with our legal fees please share our story, donate, volunteer. It’s with your support that we can continue to help so many. We are an all volunteer 501c3, no salaries, no publicists, just dedication to helping others.

#vegan #govegan #animalliberation #humanliberation #totalliberation #fortheanimals #sanctuary #ethics #ethicsoverpolitics #nervousbreakdown #disposableheroesofhiphoprisy #forliberation

Another World

#throwbackthursday to being a vet tech and managing a clinic in Santa Cruz. Dr. Jose and I worked alone most of my time there. We would have five tables operating in cycles to get spay and neuters complete. A place which has only seen human habitation in this decade is being destroyed at a rapid pace.

The best thing we can do for our planet is to learn to care. Not just compassion, but learn medical trining to care for the animals both human and non.

The first step to starting a sanctuary shouldn’t be rescuing an animal, but learning to care for animals.

The first step in caring for our wildlife shouldn’t be community protests, but educating communities as to how we can cohabitate.

If you would like to assist with our growing legal fees, please share our story, donate, volunteer. We are an all volunteer 501c3 depending on our own income and those who believe in what we do.

#vegan #govegan #vettech #fortheanimals #ethics #ethicsoverpolitics #sanctuary #spayghettinoballs #rescue #adoptdontshop



What’s a #womancrushwednesday without revolution? Assata is named after Assata Shakur. Assata was the smallest and weakest of the cows we rescued. She was not expected to survive and would have been used for dog food. We took her anyway. She has thrived and managed to fight off 5 bigger brothers each time we feed.

Consider sharing our story, donating, volunteering.

Thanks to everyone who has donated towards our legal fees. We are still a couple of thousand away from covering what our attorney requires before we go to court.

#vegan #govegan #freemartin #dairyisscary #dairy #calf #cow #assata #liberation #animalliberation #fortheanimals #babyanimals #cuteanimals #ethics #ethicalvegan #sanctuary #wcw

Be Healthy


Eat your greens, lift heavy things. If you would like to help with our legal fees please share our story, donate, volunteer… We are a 501c3 all volunteer run sanctuary that depends on our income as well as the support of those who believe in us and what we do.

#vegan #govegan #animalliberation #fortheanimals #ethics #ethicalvegan #sanctuary