I was fortunate to have experienced an idyllic childhood compared to many children. The cow jumping over the moon brings memories of nursery rhymes, warmth, and love.
Our mission is to raise funds to buy land, and where possible whole farms and their animals from those wishing to transition out of this business as times change. We wish to provide sanctuary to the animals in this system, largely cows, so that they may live out the remainder of their lives without having to go to slaughter. We believe the animals deserve this. Some farms in this area have been family-owned operations for generations, and we don’t wish to disparage in any way the heritage and hard work of these farmers and business owners and their families. But because these animals have great worth as individuals, not just as commodities, we want to provide them safe haven.
As the founder of Southern Florida Farmed Animal Transition, Inc. I would like to share with you how advocating for farmed animals and turning vegan became the focus of my life. It involves an epiphany-a transformational event that changed my life. But first, let me relate a childhood memory that came back to me recently.
I’ve always loved animals since I was a little kid, and like lots of people, my family had various dog and cat family members over the years. I started riding horses when I was 5 after begging my parents for lessons. I was about 8 years old one afternoon, at the stable in Williamstown, Ma., and I had my horse, Freddy.
At lunch, I would visit a group of cows that were in a pasture next to the stable. The cows were comforting to be around, and I would sit there and eat my sandwich or whatever my mother had packed for lunch. I wondered why people didn’t pet the cows and brushed them like they do with horses. One day I went to the pasture and the cows had disappeared…
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Your financial support is greatly needed for this project to succeed to purchase land as a forever home for the animals.
Engineers, State Wildlife Experts, Attorneys with knowledge of land trusts, and conservation easements.
We are looking for people who would like to donate portions of their land as a gift to the animals.