Happy Earth Day! Today is an important day of not only celebrating this big beautiful planet that we call home, but it’s also a day for cultivating awareness of Earth’s beauty and struggles…spreading awareness to others and seeking deeper awareness yourself. 

The Earth is an amazing planet with so much beauty and diversity. Nature is so adaptive and resilient here…but as I’m sure you already know, there is a war against nature happening and we’re the ones at war with it (us humans)…

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Happy Earth Day! Today is an important day of not only celebrating this big beautiful planet that we call home, but it’s also a day for cultivating awareness of Earth’s beauty and struggles…spreading awareness to others and seeking deeper awareness yourself.

The Earth is an amazing planet with so much beauty and diversity. Nature is so adaptive and resilient here…but as I’m sure you already know, there is a war against nature happening and we’re the ones at war with it (us humans)…

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Save Sunshine, the happiest goat ever!

Sunshine needs your help. A program operated jointly by the Canadian Government (CFIA)* and the animal/dairy/meat industry contacted Sherry & Yan (Sunshine’s people) in February, wanting to slaughter him as part of an “eradication program.” Sunshine is a healthy, happy, member of their family, and lives on a vegan farm / animal sanctuary in Ontario.

Sunshine (he pronounes his name “Shmunshmine”) is a beautiful happy boy who likes to snuggle and radiates love for everybody. He has already been saved twice: first from being killed or eaten as an unwanted newborn, then because he came to his forever home as a malnourished & neglected baby — now he needs kind humans to save his life again.

The allegation is that since he is of the same breed, he may have genealogy links to a dairy farm where a rare and non threatening goat & sheep degenerative disease was reported in one goat (third case in Canada’s recorded history).
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The Save Sunshine campaign: http://bit.ly/1hLITfv

This campaign is to provide Sherry & Yan with support and to allow the community to hear this story and think of ways to help.

"We are being cooperative with the agency but honestly it is hard to acknowledge the authority of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in this matter because our animal friends are not food and they do not produce any product: no milk, no babies, no meat, no fibre/wool. Our animal friends do not leave the farm: no shows, no ‘servicing’, certainly no slaughterhouse. They live here on this vegan farm, as do we; We live here together, we are family," says Sherry of Piebird.

"We first want to secure the safety of the lives of our goat friends without any interruption to their stress-free and peaceful life. Secondly, we hope to somehow secure our rights to continue governing our vegan farm and animal sanctuary without limitations set upon it by the meat and dairy industry or a partnering government department. Ear tagging, live testing (or standard kill then test), quarantine, burial limitations or body desecration (after their long, happy, natural lives), adoption restrictions imposed upon our sanctuary, etc do not adhere to our loving practices of animal friendship as identified ethical vegans," says Yan of Piebird.

"It should be well understood that the holistic nature and care we provide is much greater than the industry could ever recognize or understand. The animals on our farm are not livestock, they are not commodities, they are fellow residents. Their unique personalities are celebrated by many. They are very heathy and very well loved. They are part of our family," says Sherry.

"We’d be happy to explain to this government department and the dairy/meat industry the rights we have in identifying as ethical vegans and the role it plays in our farm, life and business — But we’d honestly prefer they just leave us and our animal friends alone and remove this great stress that has been put upon our peaceful life," says Yan.

Imagine an industry & government wanting to come and kill your friend or child or pet or loved one. Sunshine & his herd have already been freed from the stresses & suffering that many animals endure — this should not be happening. Now they need your help. Click here: http://bit.ly/1hLITfv http://ift.tt/1mf33ia

Save Sunshine, the happiest goat ever!

Sunshine needs your help. A program operated jointly by the Canadian Government (CFIA)* and the animal/dairy/meat industry contacted Sherry & Yan (Sunshine’s people) in February, wanting to slaughter him as part of an “eradication program.” Sunshine is a healthy, happy, member of their family, and lives on a vegan farm / animal sanctuary in Ontario.

Sunshine (he pronounes his name “Shmunshmine”) is a beautiful happy boy who likes to snuggle and radiates love for everybody. He has already been saved twice: first from being killed or eaten as an unwanted newborn, then because he came to his forever home as a malnourished & neglected baby — now he needs kind humans to save his life again.

The allegation is that since he is of the same breed, he may have genealogy links to a dairy farm where a rare and non threatening goat & sheep degenerative disease was reported in one goat (third case in Canada’s recorded history).
——————————————————————————————————
The Save Sunshine campaign: http://bit.ly/1hLITfv

This campaign is to provide Sherry & Yan with support and to allow the community to hear this story and think of ways to help.

"We are being cooperative with the agency but honestly it is hard to acknowledge the authority of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in this matter because our animal friends are not food and they do not produce any product: no milk, no babies, no meat, no fibre/wool. Our animal friends do not leave the farm: no shows, no ‘servicing’, certainly no slaughterhouse. They live here on this vegan farm, as do we; We live here together, we are family," says Sherry of Piebird.

"We first want to secure the safety of the lives of our goat friends without any interruption to their stress-free and peaceful life. Secondly, we hope to somehow secure our rights to continue governing our vegan farm and animal sanctuary without limitations set upon it by the meat and dairy industry or a partnering government department. Ear tagging, live testing (or standard kill then test), quarantine, burial limitations or body desecration (after their long, happy, natural lives), adoption restrictions imposed upon our sanctuary, etc do not adhere to our loving practices of animal friendship as identified ethical vegans," says Yan of Piebird.

"It should be well understood that the holistic nature and care we provide is much greater than the industry could ever recognize or understand. The animals on our farm are not livestock, they are not commodities, they are fellow residents. Their unique personalities are celebrated by many. They are very heathy and very well loved. They are part of our family," says Sherry.

"We’d be happy to explain to this government department and the dairy/meat industry the rights we have in identifying as ethical vegans and the role it plays in our farm, life and business — But we’d honestly prefer they just leave us and our animal friends alone and remove this great stress that has been put upon our peaceful life," says Yan.

Imagine an industry & government wanting to come and kill your friend or child or pet or loved one. Sunshine & his herd have already been freed from the stresses & suffering that many animals endure — this should not be happening. Now they need your help. Click here: http://bit.ly/1hLITfv http://ift.tt/1mf33ia