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by our friend and guest blogger Amy Malardi | Mar 23, 2020

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A s we remain inside our snow globes this morning, the Earth seems to be showing us all the beauty she has to offer. Time is moving slower; families are headed outdoors to take hikes or bike and animals are peeking out of the forest to take an inch or two more of land for their families.

Keep 6 feet apart when standing in line!

Although times are certainly “uncertain”, the way we respond to COVID-19 will dictate what unfolds over the next few weeks or months. Let us all follow the advice given to us by the Governor and continue to practice social distancing, follow proper hygiene and disinfecting guidelines and remain calm.

Our relationship with animals needs to change.

As we reflect on how this pandemic began, perhaps we can look inward and challenge ourselves to make significant changes that could prevent this from happening again. Diseases that jump from animals to humans, zoonotic diseases, are not new. Avian (bird flus), Swine Flu, Ebola and other zoonotic influenza viruses are acquired through direct contact with infected animals or contaminated environments in which we force them to live. Perhaps COVID-19 is a wake-up call to the global community that our relationship with animals needs to change.

A kinder world could be the answer. A symbiotic relationship between non-human animals, human animals and our environment. In this chaos, the roadway to peace and harmony has never been clearer.

“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Practice social distancing 😀

Thank you for sharing this Amy. Indeed this is a thoughtful time and we would like to encourage everyone to stay safe and conscious of taking care of yourself and loved ones. We can’t wait for you all to be able to come and see the residents here at JP Farm Animal Sanctuary soon.

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Love to All Beings,
Lynn, Oscar and the JP Farm Animal Sanctuary Family

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Update on Gemma & Essie

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Update on Gemma & Essie

by Lynn Printy | Mar 28, 2020

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I t is with a heavy heart to finally report that the arrival of Gemma and Essie, Brown Swiss Cows has been terminated. Unfortunately the original caretakers have changed their mind and no longer want to surrender these cows to JP Farm Animal Sanctuary so that they can continue to use both in the production of milk for human consumption.

Gemma and Essie ❤

We are grateful to The Farm Sanctuary’s Adoption Program, for trying to help provide them with a forever home, even though it didn’t work out. The compassion and dedication was inspiring. We thank Ashley Pankratz, National Placement Program Manager of The Farm Sanctuary for all the work she did to try to coordinate this rescue. We were truly looking forward to welcoming them to a life without harm and can only pray that their current caretakers will be kind to Gemma and Essie.

This was and still is their story:

Gemma was used for milking but became very sick and lost one of her teats. You can imagine how much pain she must have endured. Since she was unable to provide milk to her owners they no longer wanted to keep her. One of her caretakers did not want her to go to the butcher so reached out to The Farm Sanctuary for assistance who then contacted us.

We all wanted to save Gemma as she is a very beautiful sweet cow but then we heard she had a calf. At that point we were upset because we did not want to separate Gemma from her baby Essie. We immediately inquired about taking Essie as well as Gemma since she is still too young for milk production. The communication between all the groups took quite some time but our commitment to keep Gemma and Essie together was strong and we wanted the outcome to be positive.

Our mission is to help educate people on alternative options to meat and dairy so we suggested sending Gemma’s current owners plant based milks to try instead of dairy. Finally it was agreed upon that JP Farm Animal Sanctuary would take home Gemma and Essie and also send plant based milk to their current owners to try.

Gemma & Essie

As we are in the world of sanctuary life, we understand the stories of all the animals we come in contact with can be heartbreaking as well as inspiring.

Let’s remember each one of their stories and continue to share them so that we will never forget they are sentient beings that have feelings, family and want to live just like us.

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Love all Beings,
Lynn and Oscar

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Update on Gemma & Essie

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All you need is Love (and Food) 😘

by Britt Janssen | Feb 14, 2020

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H ere at JP Farm Animal Sanctuary, we love each other and would like to share that love with you too! Would you like to be our Valentine? Perhaps you need a little insight first.

This is our love story, narrated by me, Cara (I’m the ‘cow-licker’ and have cute little horns and beautiful long black hair, that is how our humans describe me).

When we were little, our previous farmer man was surrendering Belle and her baby Brody to Oscar and Lynn, our human parents, as Belle was sickly and of no use to him. He told them that they might as well take me and my baby, Cody, too because Belle and I were best friends! I am so grateful that he did and that Oscar & Lynn agreed. Well not only did he surrender us but also two neglected babies of different cows, Grady and Ethan. So the six of us went to our new forever home and experienced freedom and true love for the first time!

Me, Cara & my Son, Cody (R.I.P) ❤

“The way to the heart … ”

I bet you are wondering what I mean by that. Well not only did we feel all the affection from each other but also from the humans! They fell in love with us. They couldn’t stop talking to us (sometimes singing), hugging, kissing, brushing and feeding us the most yummy food! They gave us shelter and helped us regain good health but I have to say when they introduced all the yummy hay, grain, cookies and fresh apples to us, food that we had never had before, my heart was full! I talked with the rest of the cows and steers and they agreed that the human expression, “the way to the heart is through the stomach” is right on!

Me & Belle, Best Friends Forever ❤

So I bet you didn’t know that cows can have best friends? Well I didn’t know humans could have them either…but I have been observing and seeing all the love you folks can give one another too!

In fact I think we have many similarities: We all love chatting, eating together, laying near each other, licking with affection when needed (I guess you folks call it kissing), consoling one another when nervous, scared or sad (Belle & I both lost our sons to Hip Dysplasia), running around like teenagers when feeling frisky, going on sunny walks and always like being by each other’s side. Quite similar to you folks, I must say, wouldn’t you?

Super grateful for all the love…so it seems apropos to share the love…and back to the original question, would you like to be our Valentine?

Will you be our Valentine? ❤

If you said YES, Yay! No need for fancy flowers and gourmet chocolates or wining and dining us, we are pretty simple! Hugs and licks (kisses) are great as well as a bale of hay, some grain and a few cookies will do!

Go ahead and click that DONATE button and the humans will buy the yummy food for us all here at JP Farm Animal Sanctuary!

Love Cara on behalf of my cow, steer & piggy siblings:
Belle, Ethan, Grady, Tallulah, Beanie Tofu, Dolphin and DJ

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Update on Gemma & Essie

Update on Gemma & Essie

We all wanted to save Gemma as she is a very beautiful sweet cow but then we heard she had a calf. […]

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DJ has arrived on the JP Farm Animal Sanctuary

DJ has arrived on the JP Farm Animal Sanctuary

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DJ has arrived on the JP Farm Animal Sanctuary

by Lynn Printy | Dec 24, 2019

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N ovember was a busy month and many changes happening at the Sanctuary. We were contacted by the National Placement Program Director from The Farm Sanctuary to see if we had space for a young pig named DJ.

He was rescued by a young man who went through a college agriculture program where students are assigned an animal to train, and once they have completed their required assignments the animals then go to auction to be killed! This does not seem to adhere to students who want to be vets or are in any type of animal care career. DJ was lucky to have a student that bonded with him as a living being and who was able to save him from such a terrible fate.

The first picture we saw of DJ before we adopted him.

“… All hands on deck!”

So it was time to prepare! All hands on deck to fix up a room for DJ’s arrival. We had to add new fencing as we wanted to separate him from the “Pink Girls” until they have time to get to know each other.

DJ playing with Dolphin ❤

He looked like he wanted to find out what was going on. He jumped out of the trailer, came up to smell us then went to look around at his new home.

Arrival Day

As we saw The Farm Sanctuary’s truck coming up the hill, we heard some noise coming from the trailer. Once parked and the trailer door opened, we saw this beautiful little pink pig. He looked like he wanted to find out what was going on. He jumped out of the trailer, came up to smell us then went to look around at his new home. We have found DJ to be very curious, smart, likes to run and jump and he loves attention from people. We have introduced him to Beanie Tofu and Dolphin, they seem to all get along but we have not left him alone with them quite yet since he is still young and a lot smaller than the girls. We are so happy that DJ will have a forever home here with us at JP Farm Animal Sanctuary.

DJ with Beanie Tofu & Dolphin 🐷🐷🐷

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Lynn, Oscar and the JP Farm Animal Sanctuary Family

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Update on Gemma & Essie

Update on Gemma & Essie

We all wanted to save Gemma as she is a very beautiful sweet cow but then we heard she had a calf. […]

All you need is Love (and Food) 😘

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Rest in peace sweet Brody ❤️

Rest in peace sweet Brody ❤️

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Rest in peace sweet Brody ❤️

by Lynn Printy | Nov 17, 2019

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O scar and I wanted to let you know that we lost our beautiful furry boy Brody on October 31st. He was an amazing strong steer who wanted to live but his body could no longer hold him up. He was the sweetest cow who loved attention, being brushed and hand fed. Oscar met him when he was just a day old, very tiny and furry.

When he was a baby he would run around and get all the other cows excited to play, that memory will be in our hearts forever.

The night he passed, he was surrounded by family and friends as we said goodbye, I believe he felt the love we all shared for him. He was buried at our Sanctuary this morning next to Cody, his brother, where they both look at the house and the barn. We will miss him dearly and will continue to watch over him and Cody as well as the rest of our family here at JP Farm Animal Sanctuary.

These past few weeks have been one of reflection.

“… Brody was a playful little cow”

When you lose an animal you love, it takes time to process your feelings and to let go. You don’t want to let go because you don’t want it to be true, as your heart is broken.

Brody was a playful little cow, he arrived at our home in Newtown the week of Thanksgiving 2013, with the rest of the “Hippy Kids”. We had so much to be grateful for that year and the six years that have passed so quickly. It was our joy and honor that we were able to take care of him during that period. He would be the first to start running and butt heads with the other cows. His hair was thick and wavy, so it made him look much bigger than he really was. He adored when people paid attention to him, especially if they gave him cookies and soft rubs. We all loved spending time with him, just sitting in his room on the hay and talking with him gently. When I brushed him as I do all the cows, I would tell him how beautiful he was, and then when I would stop brushing him, he would give me a look like “What, are you really done??” So, I would continue to brush him a bit longer.

He adored when people paid attention to him, especially if they gave him cookies and soft rubs. We all loved spending time with him, just sitting in his room on the hay and talking with him gently.

Unfortunately, in an industry where cows are bred for meat there is no conscious thinking of how these animals will live their lives, will they suffer, will they miss their family, will they feel any pain or suffering. There are literally billions of animals a year that are slaughtered globally for people’s consumption. I don’t think it will change in my lifetime, but I do believe that Brody represents hope for change.

I know I ate meat as I was brought up that way and it took me awhile to realize that this is not what I want to do any more, I don’t want to cause any pain to these beautiful creatures that deserve to live a full life. That is why we will continue to build JP Farm Animal Sanctuary and rescue farm animals in need of homes and help people who are interested in transitioning to plant based foods. We want to provide other animals a place like we did Brody, where he had no fear, he was gently brushed and hand fed when he didn’t feel well, he was part of our family. Brody was an amazing cow and I hope we gave him the best cow life possible.

With Love for Cows and all Creatures on this planet,
Lynn

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Poem for Brody

My twisted legs are just a sign,
Of the twisted life I left behind.

Don’t pity me when I gasp for air,
Just love me still and brush my hair.

Look at me like all the others,
I’m still dancing inside with my sisters and brothers.

So maybe when you come and see me,
You’ll remember how I used to be.

— by Eva Gonzalez

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This is our love story, narrated by me, Cara (I’m the ‘cow-licker’ and have cute little horns and beautiful long black hair, that is how our humans describe me). […]

Update on Gemma & Essie

Update on Gemma & Essie

We all wanted to save Gemma as she is a very beautiful sweet cow but then we heard she had a calf. […]

All you need is Love (and Food) 😘

All you need is Love (and Food) 😘

This is our love story, narrated by me, Cara (I’m the ‘cow-licker’ and have cute little horns and beautiful long black hair, that is how our humans describe me). […]

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