the gentle barn

Portia and I recently learned about an amazing organization called The Gentle Barn, which takes in and cares for abused farm animals while providing a learning environment for young people. It's a fantastic organization and they need our help.

A nearby dairy farm is closing -- which is home to 60 cows -- many of which are pregnant, and most of them are very sick and malnourished. They're living in terrible conditions and are all at risk of death. The Gentle Barn can take the cows and bring them back to health, but only if they build two new barns -- and that costs money.

Fortunately, if The Gentle Barn can raise $100,000 by Mother's Day, an anonymous donor has agreed to match it -- and it can happen with your help! Please consider donating. You can find out more about the situation and donate on The Gentle Barn's website, where you can also learn more about the amazing work of the organization.

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judy collins
672 days ago

bravo to ellen and portia! dairy cows suffer tremendously and we, the american people, have been fed a bunch of dirty lies by both the meat and dairy industries! dairy cows are routinely raped, impregnated, mutilated, and then have their babies torn from them 1-3 days after birth. the dairy farmers have to keep their cows pregnant so that they lactate. in addition, the poor cows produce 10 times the normal amount they would with hormones and such. when their bodies are "spent" they get to go to slaughter and become your next fast food burger! boycott dairy and meat!

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