Change

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Assata gets to live her life with other cows rescued from the dairy and veal industry. We are the lucky ones as well. We get to feed her, care for her, and learn her and her siblings habits and personalities. Each of the six cows here, has a very different personality. Watching their personalities develop makes everyday with them exciting.

There’s a dark side to what could have happened to Assata and her siblings. If not rescued Assata and her friends would already be dead. They would have been slaughtered around 3-4 months old, or just left to die from starvation or insufficient care just after birth. If they survived in time for the truck to arrive they would be deprived of light, given minimal food and water until they were slaughtered. All this so that others could drink their milk. Dead so others could consume the milk that would give them the nutrition to grow 20 times their size in a year or two. Dead just so others could consume their meat while the rest of their organs are ground to a pulp to feed other livestock or companion animals.

We too are the lucky ones for knowing Assata as a life, not a commodity. A being, not a profit nor loss. If given the chance to meet Assata and her friends, most people would see a life, not a dollar sign. Yet there are many out there who through cultural conditioning and tradition, only see food.

We all must step outside of our own lives, families, and cultures in order to learn differences and to make positive changes for ourselves and others.

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Together

Why two sanctuaries in one, each with a different focus? Actually our focus is the same, it’s the animals we rescue and care for that are different. Dark Mountain is the mammal portion and @RoosterSanctuary is the chicken portion. Or in agriculture terms livestock and poultry.

Get ready for some chicken facts!

Together we have a wide range of species which all came from a variety of exploitative environments.

Chickens are the most exploited and domesticated animals on this planet. Chickens are used in every manner of exploitation; from fashion to food, vivisection to bloodsport. Due to this wide scope of exploitation there are conflicting laws in regards to chickens.

As an animal cruelty inspector there are three fields in which animal cruelty laws do not apply. Those industries are research, agriculture and hunting. Hunting can be a grey area easily used in the defense of dog fighting but more difficult to use in the cock fighting defense. Laws regarding cock fighting do not apply to agriculture or research. So a laboratory may mutilate a bird, but a cocker may not. Same goes for forcing a dog, rat, mouse monkey to ingest certain substances but the average animal care taker may not.

This also goes for medications that may help the animals. Many cockers know proper vet care and go above and beyond normal means to care for their best birds. On the other hand chickens used for agriculture are not allowed to be treated with certain medications due to their use as food.

Numbers are also another reason for two sanctuaries working as one. In one year 39 million cows are killed where 9 billion chickens are killed. Both grotesque numbers, yet you can easily see there is a greater demand to rescue, care, and outreach for chickens than any other animal.

Some simple facts about chickens also lend the need for more sanctuaries to focus on poultry.

There is more biological information in regards to chickens than humans. The USDA has said there is drastically more information regarding the genetics and biological study of chickens used for food than any other animal. So do we care more for ourselves or the profit of those exploiting animals for food? Profit is what drives exploitation. Why is most poultry white? A poultry conglomerate created a chicken that grew faster in a shorter period of time, yet could not get the feathers to be completely white. One would think this bird would be more widely used for food, yet they are not due to color of the feathers. Chickens have very small feathers, much like hair which are impossible to be removed by industrialized mechanical means. In order to remove the feathers for a more pleasing appearance the darker feathered birds would have to be hand plucked or shaved. Therefor white birds, which do not grow as fast as the patented darker feathered breed, are used due to white feathers being more difficult to see against the skin.

Learning the facts as to why animal exploitation exist, helps us to understand those who have yet to see a kinder path in life. It gives us the ability to converse with them in their own language and provides the facts to counter this continued abuse of our environment. Teamwork and a strong community can lead us to better ourselves and others.

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Worldwide Vegan Bakesale

Tomorrow is the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale! #wvbs @blackheartcreations and @noochveganmarket are hosting the Denver bake sale to benefit @roostersanctuary . One of the many things we do here is feed people who do not have easy access to healthy food, nor adequate clothing and personal care items.

If you have clothing, personal care items, bedding, or anything you feel someone can use please bring the items to the @roostersanctuary table for collection.

We will be handing out free food, clothing, and personal care items next Sunday May 26 in Liberty Park downtown Denver.

If you are newly vegan this is the perfect way to clean out the closet of items you no longer want.

If you don’t need it, someone else may.

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California Uber Alles

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California department of agriculture is killing chickens by the hundreds to thousands over New Castle disease. As far as science currently knows New Castle is not an issue for humans. Still New Castle is a neurological disease that is affecting chickens all over the world. Backyard flocks are being culled by inexperienced members of USDA and CDFA using “humane” methods. Unfortunately buckshot is considered “humane” by the powers that be. Many families are losing their flocks and later learning their flock was not positive for New Castle.

It’s difficult to side and sympathize with the backyard farmer. As human beings we must find commonalities to help instill our cause. Here we can find a chance to promote a diet that is free from disease and death.

A side note to this culling is that they are using helicopters; which animals of prey are deathly afraid of, to search for chickens or other captive birds. Yet cockfighting busts have not increased in the area.

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Fruit

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Muppet wants to remind you to eat your fruit. Fruits and vegetables are the solar and wind of human power sources. Clean, lean and more powerful than meat. Get your vitamins and minerals first hand, not filtered thru another living being.

Please check out @xvxdanxvx he’s running a marathon, and using this feat to raise funds for Dark Mountain. Today he is going for his longest run yet. Give him a follow and support his efforts.

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Happy Cows

Happy cows. While they may never know their mothers, they will also never know the horrors of life as a commodity. #vegan #govegan #cows #calf #dairycalf #dairy #veal #dairycalf #vealcalf #fortheanimals #animalliberation #sanctuary #ethics #ethicalvegan #rescue #dairyisscary #plantbased #nutmilk #soymilk #milk #blackandwhite

Summer

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Summer means corn on the cob, festivals, and marathons.

This Sunday @blackheartcreations is holding #wvbs with proceeds going towards @roostersanctuary Come out this Sunday @noochveganmarket for baked goods, merch, and to be outside and meet people.

Also @xvxdanxvx is running his first marathon with proceeds going to Dark Mountain. He has already raised over $1000! Please support him and his progress.

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