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We Were Founded With A Simple Goal

Make the world a better place. We do that by caring for rescued farmed animals and providing an idyllic sanctuary for children and families to visit and enjoy the animals and cultivated lavender and seasonal vegetables. We offer educational tours, volunteer and internship opportunities.

At Rosie's Farm Sanctuary, we understand everyone is on a different path. Our hope is foster a new awareness of the food industry and understanding about farmed animals while teaching about the benefits of plant-based eating and compassion towards all living beings

By advocating for animal rights and building community, we hope to reconnect people with all the beauty that nature and animals have to offer. We aim to eliminate cruelty to animals and spread compassion into the hearts of all beings.

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News From The Farm

Meet Marty!
Marty is the newest member of the Rosie’s family. He is a potbelly piglet who...
Welcome Kaporos Hens!
Our Cornish Cross girls were liberated from a live wet market in Brooklyn, NY during...
Welcome “Beach Bums”
We are thrilled to introduce our recently rescued pigs from the Outer Banks in NC....

Our mission is to inspire compassion in the hearts of all people and be the voice for animals by rescuing and rehabilitating farm animals, and providing educational programs and advocacy.

What We Do

Rescue

We rescue and rehabilitate farmed animals, providing them with a forever home. Experiencing the relative freedom they have never known before, our residents get to live out the rest of their lives as the individuals they are meant to be in this world.

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Educate

Rosie’s Farm Sanctuary welcomes visitors to spend time on the farm, self-selecting seasonal crops to buy and meeting the animals as well as their caregivers.

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Advocate

We aim to be a compassionate voice for animals who often go unseen and unheard. Most of us would never wish an animal harm, but the consumption of animal products is deeply ingrained in our society.

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Become a Volunteer & Save More Animals

Rosie’s Farm Sanctuary welcomes volunteers to help care for our animals and their home. Volunteer at the Sanctuary on a regular basis and get to know our animal residents while assisting staff with cleaning, feeding, socializing, and enrichment.

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Different, but the same in all the ways that matter. 
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 “When an invisible ideology guides our beliefs and behaviors, we have become casualties of a system that has stolen our freedom to think for ourselves and to act accordingly.”

— Melanie Joy

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Bella and Bruce 🐐💜🐐From our tiny, surprise babies to gorgeous goats!! We love this dynamic duo!

If you are able to donate toward our $5 Friday fundraiser, we are super grateful. Happy Friday, friends!

#everyoneissomeone #govegan #babyanimals #cuteanimals #loveanimalsdonteatthem #friendsnotfood #compassion #kindnessmatters #farmsanctuary #animalrescue #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #eatplants #eatplantsnotanimals #veganfortheanimals #rescueanimals #farmsanctuarylife #vegan #veganforlife #bekind #veganfortheanimals #compassionateliving #compassionate
Dani, showing us again how incredibly photogenic she is. 🥰
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When Dani took on her first watermelon! ☺️🥰☺️

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Swipe ⬅️ for the very best way to start your day, brought to you by Rosie’s!!! 🐮👅

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Before Dani made her way to us, she was in the care of  @sisurefuge. This is one of the first photos we received of her, not long before she made her way to us with Sunshine. 🥰🐽🐽🥰

#veganfortheanimals 

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5 months ago today Coco Chanel met our hose for the first time!! It was love at first sight 😍😍 

She wont won’t let anyone else play with it while it’s running! 😂😂

#sanctuarylife 

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🔗 to great article in bio!! ❣️We are honored to be featured in a recent article by reporter Alice Gibbs in Saturday’s @newsweek after a TikTok spotlighting Dani and Sunshine’s joyful existence in sanctuary went viral. These two beautiful, brave babies continue to flourish here at Rosie’s as ambassadors for their kind, as well as others. 

Swipe to see how they’ve changed…hint, there’s just more of them to love!!! Join us in celebrating Dani and Sunshine’s fame by going vegan, and if you are near DC, come take a tour and meet them in person. 💞💞

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No matter the farm type, whether organic, grass-fed, so-called “regenerative,” or industrially farmed, animal-based food production is massively inefficient and wasteful. The UN estimates that the calories lost by feeding cereal grains to animals, instead of using them directly as human food, could feed an extra 3.5 billion people. A sustainable food system must be plant-based. 

Researchers at Yale University analyzed the eating habits of more than 55,000 people, drawing on data from more than 38,000 farms in 119 countries to gauge the environmental impact of their diets. 

The analysis found that plant-based diets produce 75 percent less heat-trapping gas, generate 75 percent less water pollution, and use 75 percent less land than meat-rich diets — those that include at least 100 grams of meat daily, the equivalent of one steak around the size of a deck of cards.

Richard Tiffin, an economist at the University of Reading who was not involved with the research, said the study ‘represents the most comprehensive attempt to link food consumption data to the data on the environmental impacts of food production.’

From @awellfedworld 🌱

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We are at a critical moment in the Senate for our #cagefreeMD bill. PLEASE CALL THE SENATE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE TODAY, 2/8, AND ASK HIM TO MOVE SB193!  

We have the votes we need in committee, but the Farm Bureau has ramped up opposition to the bill. We cannot allow the bill to get delayed or derailed. 

Please call Senate President Ferguson’s office (410-841-3600). Some talking points include:
Please move SB193 quickly this session - the time is now to end the cruel confinement of battery cages
This bill is supported by 76% of Marylanders (2023 poll run by YouGov)
Marylanders deserve safer, more humane eggs. 
It is past time for the state to pass a cage free egg ban, as Maryland lags behind 11 other states and the market in moving towards this reform. 
Humane advocates are willing to accept the industry’s desired implementation date. But that means there can be no delay in passing SB193. 

This is one of the rare times we are asking for calls into the office regardless of residence!! 

#birds #maryland #animals #animalprotection #marylandfoodie #takeaction #takeactionnow #animalprotection #thursdays #thursdaythoughts #hens #hensofinstagram #endanimalcruelty #bethesda #bethechange
Does your dog throw themselves at your feet and ask for belly rubs? Well so does Ollie the pig! Many of our pigs here topple over for scratches, and as you can hear in the video sometimes they even purr with happiness! 

These sweet, loving creatures deserve to be friends, not food 🥰 Come to Rosie’s and make some piggy friends!

#everyoneissomeone #socute #cuteanimalvideos #govegan #pigs #piggies #cutepigs #loveanimalsdonteatthem #friendsnotfood #compassion #kindnessmatters #farmsanctuary #animalrescue #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #eatplants #eatplantsnotanimals #veganfortheanimals #cuteanimals #rescueanimals #farmsanctuarylife #vegan #veganforlife #veganfortheanimals #compassionateliving #compassionate
Everyone here at Rosie’s so perfectly “fits” their name, and Bear is no exception. 

Swipe to see the most perfect 🐻 face just moments after I called his name…BOOP! 🐽

Tours are up on the site through the end of March and more to come for the spring. Come say hi to all of our cuties and learn about life here at the sanctuary and ways you can help animals like our sweet Bear. We hope to see you soon!

#everyoneissomeone #boop #boopmynose #socute #cute #cuteanimals #cutepigs #friendsnotfood #vegan #farmsanctuary #tours #sweet #bear #bekindtoallkinds
From our founder @waldman.michele: On January 23, I testified in the State Senate with @humanesociety in favor of Senate Bill 193 which calls for the prohibition of battery cages for egg-laying hens in the State of Maryland. This legislation was introduced by Senator Lewis-Young and Delegate Terrasa. 

As many of you know, we have egg-laying hens at Rosie’s. Our girls are all social, playful, curious, adventurous, affectionate and smart! I see them running up and down their large coop and chatting away with one other. They are such happy girls. 

Confining hens to battery cage is simply unnecessarily cruel. Their welfare depends on 3 things: physical well-being, mental well-being, and the ability to follow their natural instincts. All 3 of these are grossly compromised in battery cages. I honestly cannot imagine our hens being confined to a wired cage with 5-10 other hens when their entire existence is on the size of a piece of printer paper, not even being able to turn around or spread their wings. It goes against all of their natural instincts and is cruel for no necessary reason. Battery cages are slowly becoming outlawed in places around the world.  Several states in the US have already gone cage free, but 74% of all egg laying hens in the United States are still in these barbaric cages (roughly 308 million birds).
 
Our hens spend their days running, jumping, perching, and stretching their wings. They love to roll in the dirt, which is called dust bathing and is really important for them to rid themselves of parasites. They naturally spend 60% of their days foraging - looking for seed and insects in the ground - a well-honed instinct that has developed for millions of years. Over a very short period of time, humans have come in and caged these birds without any care or compassion about what is does to the birds physical or mental well-being. It goes against everything that they are born to do. Honestly, this bill is the BARE MINIMUM of what we should do for these hens. 

I will be returning to testify in the House on 2/14/24 about this (HB357).

#CageFreeMaryland #everyoneissomeone #compassion #animalrescue #stopanimalcruelty #cagefreeeggs
The friendship is still blossoming!! 🐽🥰🐶

Marty & Velvet continue to bond and we love being a part of it!! 🙌

#pigs #dogs #animals #animal #rescuedog #adoptdontshop #adoptdontshop🐾 #animalsaddict #animalsmood #tuesdaymood #petstagram #pet #cutepets #petphotos #piggies #animalsofig #animalfriends #animalgram

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Animals

Every year, around 80 billion land animals are slaughtered for human consumption by many estimates. When it comes to fish and other aquatic animals, this heartbreaking figure soars into the trillions.

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Health

The farming of animals poses alarming dangers to human health, especially as the animal agriculture industry continues to intensify around the world.

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Environment

Animal agriculture’s devastating impacts on climate change and our environment have been well-documented by scientists around the world.

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Social Justice

Tens of billions of farmed animals suffer and die each year so that lucrative animal agriculture corporations can continue to profit from global demand for their unsustainable products.

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How You Can Help

There are so many reasons to transition to veganism. Some choose plant-based diets because they want to help save animals, others do it to protect our planet or to avoid the health risks associated with consuming animal products.

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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

- Mahatma Gandhi

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