Caregiver Assistant Ayla and her chicken friends

Today’s food systems work for nearly no one…

At Farm Sanctuary, we're working to fight the worst harms of animal agriculture and to “build the good” – just and sustainable food systems.
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Caregiver Assistant Ayla and her chicken friends

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Farm Sanctuary fights the disastrous effects of animal agriculture on animals, the environment, social justice, and public health through rescue, education, and advocacy.

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2022 Reflections at Farm Sanctuary
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[MUSIC PLAYING] Thanks to your support, 2022 was a year of tremendous growth in achievement at Farm Sanctuary.


Our Rescue & Placement team continued the important work of finding safe homes for animals in need.


Our largest case involved 29 cows rescued from a former beef farm in Oklahoma.


Our team took several cross-country trips to bring bonded groups to their new homes — and so far, we've placed nearly half the herd.


Our Wellness and Environment teams kept operations running smoothly at our New York and California sanctuaries — home to nearly 700 residents. They clean and re-straw barns, provide food and cutting-edge medical care, and offer enrichment to our rescued friends 365 days a year.


We also welcomed more than 10,000 guests during sanctuary tours and events. And our Humane Education team reached 100,000 students since the program's inception. These on-site and virtual experiences educate and increase awareness about our food system — and what we can do to change it.

Our Research team's groundbreaking work invites animals to participate in science on their terms — from PTSD research in cattle and pigs to learning patterns in chickens. And our pioneering work is attracting national attention. And finally, our Advocacy team introduced an advanced state and federal legislation and grew partnerships across movements to fight factory farming and promote food justice.


Your support helps us continue this important work that respects and uplifts farmed animals, humans, and the planet. We look forward to what we can accomplish together in 2023. Thank you.
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Watkins Glen, NY

Nestled in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, the rolling green pastures of Farm Sanctuary’s 275-acre New York Sanctuary are home to more than 800 rescued farm animals.

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Los Angeles, CA

Our 26-acre Southern California Sanctuary — home to approximately 100 rescued farm animals — is located on a beautiful hacienda ranch in Acton, just 45 minutes from Hollywood.

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    Advocacy’s January Highlights

    We have so much to share with you in the coming months about our work to fight factory farming and “build the good” — food systems that work for animals, people, and the planet.

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    The Farm System Reform Act

    We joined farmer, worker, health, environmental, & animal rights organizations in officially endorsing the FSRA. See why it’s good news for animals, people, & the planet!

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    Live Webinars for K-4 Classrooms

    Our humane educators are excited to offer 30-minute virtual webinar-style presentations for K-4 classrooms each month throughout the 2022-23 school year!

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