What is a Farm Animal Sanctuary?
A farm animal sanctuary is a place of refuge that exists to provide care for abandoned, neglected or abused farmed animals. They provide care, sanctuary and advocacy, generally for farmed animal species such as pigs, cows, horses, goats, chickens, roosters, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, mules and more.
Farm animal sanctuaries provide a vital role in educating the public about the standard practices and conditions faced by farmed animals and the environmental impact of animal agriculture.
Little Oak Farm Animal Sanctuary is an Australian charity and animal protection organisation. Founded in 2013, the sanctuary provides care for injured, abandoned and neglected farmed animals, seeking safe forever homes for them wherever possible, and providing ongoing care for life where it is not. Little Oak Sanctuary promotes laws and policies that promote animal protection, environmental sustainability, and veganism through the rescue, rehabilitation and advocacy of and for farmed animals.
Little Oak Farm Animal Sanctuary is a place where animals are allowed to live out their natural lives without expectation of human benefit. It is a place where animals are respected as the sentient beings they are. Pigs live in large, grassy paddocks with deep, muddy wallows that allow them to stay cool in the warmth of summer. All of the animals are provided plenty of shelter from wind, sun and rain. Health care and maintenance tasks are taken out with care and respect, ensuring the minimum amount of stress to the animals. The animals who are not rehomed form lasting relationships with each other that are honoured and respected. Visitors to the sanctuary see what animals are like when they are honoured as fellow earthlings, rather than treated as commodities.