Tumbleweed Farm Sanctuary
A farm animal sanctuary dedicated to making a difference in the lives of farmed, abandoned, or neglected animals.
Our intent is to fill a much-needed void of farm animal rescue, sanctuary, and education in our rural community. We rescue farmed, abused, and neglected animals and give them care and sanctuary. Our animal residents are given lifelong homes and are treated with respect as individuals. By giving farmed animals the chance to live their lives with dignity and by sharing their stories, we advocate for reducing suffering for all. By educating the public, we hope to raise awareness about the plight of animals raised for food and advocate on their behalf. We will be welcoming visitors to come and meet the animals who are most commonly exploited, abused, and killed in animal agriculture. We are dedicated to spreading compassion and respect for all living beings.
Why We Do It
Recognizing the Problem
Tumbleweed Farm Sanctuary is in the business of changing and shaping the lives of our farm friends. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a peaceful, healing, lifelong home by working to solve some of our society’s biggest challenges, factory farming, abuse, and neglect.
Factory farming is largely in control and is taking over the way that animals raised for consumption are living their short lives. Last year, approximately 9 billion animals were slaughtered in the United States. The recent acknowledgements in the rise of factory farming has brought to light the fact that billions of animals have had to endure a life which can only be described as merciless and brutal. In fact, a recent study found that 99% of those animals slaughtered were bred, born, and raised within the walls of factory farms.
Abuse and Neglect
Unfortunately, it is shocking to learn about the number of animal cruelty cases that occur every day. Animal cruelty doesn’t pick one culture or one class of abusers. It is abundant throughout the socioeconomic boundaries of our society. Animal abuse is linked to not only domesticated animals but can reach any species and is common in both rural and urban areas. One of the most common connections with animal abuse or neglect is violence. Dogfighting, cockfighting and other forms of organized animal cruelty go hand in hand with other violent crimes. In a recent study of the correlation between animals and violence, 71% of the human victims studied revealed that there was a direct correlation between the physical abuse of people and animals.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”