Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: Peace, Love, and Animals

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Mike Stura leading a tour at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

The goats have reason to smile at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary opened for the season the first weekend of April, and will be open to visitors on weekends up until November. We have been members here for a few years now, so the goats and turkeys remember us. Look how the goats smile. The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is a perfect place to take the kids to teach them about farm animals, and if you go on one of the tours you will learn how every animal got rescued and made it to the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. (Be ready to hear statistics on how many cows, pigs, chickens, and turkeys are killed for human consumption every day too!) Every animal has a story, and to see pigs hanging out and spooning in the mud may make you think twice about eating bacon. (If you follow the WFAS page, owners Jenny Brown and Doug Abel have convinced many to go vegan.) Although I'm not a vegan, I eat much less meat than I did a few years ago. (Right now, I'm trying to just eat meat once a week. I'm still far from being a vegan, but it's a start). Save the dates for the Jamboree, a day of family fun on July 6, and ThanksLiving 8.0 on October 20, where animals are the guests instead of the main course.

For more fun things to do in the Hudson Valley visit Vanessa Ahern's blog, Hudson Valley Good Stuff.

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