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Todays conversation is full of insights, life-altering lessons and heart melting stories about the individual farm animals that have called Catskill Animal Sanctuary in New York state home over the years.
Our guide is Kathy Stevens. Impassioned story teller and founder + director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, one of America’s leading farmed animal sanctuaries.
Over the last 21 years, CAS has saved more than 5,000 animals through direct rescue and exponentially more through groundbreaking educational programs that encourage humans to adopt veganism.
Kathy is the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings and Animal Camp and also takes her message of kindness to all beings to conferences and colleges across the U.S. and Canada.
She has committed her life’s work to creating connections between animals and the humans who can become their greatest advocates.
In this interview we cover:
- Kathy’s journey to animal activism, starting with her childhood growing up on a thoroughbred horse farm.
- In 2001 Kathy combined her passion for teaching with her passion for animals and founded Catskill Animal Sanctuary.
- Farmed animals feel the same emotions as humans.
- How factory farming destroys animal relationships every single day.
- Covid challenges, fundraising opportunities reduced and costs skyrocketing.
- The 3rd Annual Goat Games fundraiser.
- The urgency of veganism if we’re going to spare the planet and ourselves from the worst impacts of climate change.
- Some of the life-altering lessons Kathy has learned over years of animal rescue and advocacy.
I hope you loved that chat as much as I did. I realised after we finished recording that as I’m in the future – in Sydney – if you’re listening to this the day it goes live the Goat Games fundraiser will still be running!
So if you’d like to support the amazing work Catskill Animal Sanctuary does please go to https://casanctuary.org/ and you’ll see all the info on both competing and donating.
The ultimate goal of this event is not just to raise money for animal sanctuaries, but to communicate the need to reduce animal product consumption – not only for the animals, but for the planet and ourselves.
Of course at any time of the year your support is greatly appreciated.
To connect with Kathy and team Catskill Animal Sanctuary across the socials I have you all linked up below.I choose to believe in humanity’s goodness, and in our capacity to be our best selves. It’s the only way I can do this work. Kathy Stevens Click To Tweet
Connect with Catskill Animal Sanctuary via the website: https://casanctuary.org/.
Check out the Herd Around The Barn podcast:
Kathy’s books, Animal Camp: Reflections on a Decade of Love, Hope, and Veganism at Catskill Animal Sanctuary and Where the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an Animal Sanctuary.
Connect with Catskill Animal Sanctuary across the socials: Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter.
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