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Farm animals are among the most abused creatures on Earth. Approximately 70-80 billion land animals are slaughtered each year for food. Most of these animals live their entire lives on factory farms, where there is incomprehensible suffering and neglect. These animals do not have the freedom to roam, nurse their young or even touch the ground. In the United States alone, close to 10 billion animals are killed for food each year, and 99% of these animals are on factory farms.

Rosies owner with goat

To produce milk, a cow (goat, sheep, or any other mammal) must give birth. In the dairy industry, calves are taken from their mothers hours after birth and are not allowed to have their mother’s milk because it is sold for human consumption. Male calves are considered by-products of the dairy industry, and the dairy industry has no use for them. These babies are often shot within hours of being born, or they are sold for veal or to beef farms. Mother cows cry for days after their babies have been taken from them.

We believe and have witnessed first-hand that these majestic animals have a rich inner emotional life. They are fully capable of love and tenderness. Like us, they experience joy and pain, make lifelong friendships, and form profound bonds. At Rosies Farm Sanctuary, we offer our cows a forever home, safe from exploitation and suffering. They are free to graze, dream and be the best versions of themselves.

Our Dream. Our Mission.

We Believe In Hard Work And Dedication

We want families and individuals to come to Rosies Farm Sanctuary to buy lavender and other crops and to make friends with animals. 

Animals Deserve Respect

Rosies Farm Sanctuary aims to show that farm animals deserve to be treated with respect and care. 

Humans and animals can enhance each other’s lives and co-exist. Animals can bring great joy and inspiration and be profoundly therapeutic to children and grown-ups alike.

Feel Connected

There is a great deal of suffering on this planet and people can often be alone in their pain. Through sharing the stories of these beautiful animals and allowing people the chance to get to know them, we hope to encourage people to feel less isolated and to feel connected with the animals, and all of life. We advocate for a vegan lifestyle and aim to reduce suffering for all.

The Need for Sanctuaries like Rosie's

In an ideal world, the need for a place like Rosies Farm Sanctuary would not exist.  People would have greater access to nature. People would be able to pick their own crops, grow seasonal flowers and enjoy farm animals. The sprawling reach of suburban and urban growth creates a dynamic where people have less opportunities to spend on the land. 

Rosies Farm Sanctuary will provide the community with a place to be connected with nature and rescued farm animals.  It will be a safe haven for all.


Thank you to Alexandra Arbogast for supplying this information!

Educational Films:

• Earthlings: A 2005 American documentary about human’s dependence on animals for economic purposes. It graphically depicts the industry standard for animals bred as pets, food, clothing, for entertainment and research: www.nationearth.com
• Dominion: A 2018 Australian documentary in which filmmakers use hidden cameras and aerial drones to investigate the dark side of animal agriculture. It graphically depicts the industry standard for animals raised as food. www.dominionmovement.com 
• Cowspiracy: Uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it: www.cowspiracy.com
• Eating Our Way to Extinction: Starring globally renowned figures and the world’s leading scientists, changing the way people look at their food and the food industry: www.eating2extinction.com 
Human Health & Performance
• Forks Over Knives: Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes: www.forksoverknives.com
• What the Health: Exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing trillions in healthcare dollars and keeping us sick: www.whatthehealthfilm.com
• The Game Changers: Explores optimal diet for human performance and showcases elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes: www.thegamechangersmovie.com 
Social Justice
• They’re Trying to Kill Us: Exploration into the insidious relationship between structural racism and chronic disease: www.theyretryingtokillus.com 
• Animals and the Buddha: A film by Dharma Voices for Animals featuring interviews with world-renowned Buddhist monastics and lay teachers about connections between Buddhism and compassion for animals. Available on YouTube.
• A Prayer for Compassion: A documentary that strives to inspire and encourage those already on a religious or spiritual path, to expand their circle of compassion to embrace all life, regardless of species, and make choices in alignment with this value. www.aprayerforcompassion.com 
Free Vegan Mentoring 
●  21-Day Vegan Kickstart, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: www.kickstart.pcrm.org
●  Forks Over Knives: www.forkesoverknives.com
●  Challenge 22: www.challenge22.com
●  New Leaf Vegan Mentoring Program: www.newleafvegans.org
●  This Is Vegan Propaganda by Earthling Ed
●  The Great Compassion: Buddhism & Animal Rights by Norm Phelps
●  Buddhism & Veganism by Will Tuttle
●  A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion by Matthieu Ricard
●  The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle
●  The Mindful Vegan by Lani Muelrath
●  How Not To Die by Dr. Michael Greger
●  Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, 
Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters by Melanie Joy
●  Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
●  Ageless Vegan by Tracy Mcquirter
●  Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
●  The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell
●  Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
Vegan-Friendly Restaurants 
Happy Cow: www.happycow.net

Humane & Sustainable Agriculture Labels
Unfortunately, much labeling like “natural,” “no added hormones,” “cage-free,” “free-range,” and “USDA grass-fed” is meaningless. If you are not vegan yet and are looking for a more reliable source of labeling, look for these certifications: Global Animal Partnership Certified, Raised Without Antibiotics, Pasture Raised, American Grassfed Association (AGA Certified), and Animal Welfare Approved.
The Chickpeeps, Brown Vegan, The Disclosure Podcast, The Sweet Tooth Vegan, The Exam Room, The Minimalist Vegan, The Vegan Fitness Podcast, Our Hen House, The Simply Vegan Podcast, The Main Street Vegan, Food for Thought, The Rich Roll podcast
Vegan Related Organizations
The Dodo-YouTube channel
Mercy for Animals
Food Empowerment Project
The Humane League
Compassion in World Farming
Good Food Institute
The Humane Society of the United States Dharma Voices for Animals
Positive Videos to Connect with Animals


Plant-Based Medical Resources

Global Directory of Plant-Based Physicians and Allied Health Professionals: www.plantbaseddocs.com
The Barnard Medical Clinic (DC-area): https://www.pcrm.org/barnard-medical-center

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