Help keep the rescued farm animals of FFS fed and safe!
During my last stay in Tel Aviv I had the pleasure to visit the most beautiful place called Freedom Farm Sanctuary! It is located about 40 minutes outside of Tel Aviv and a safe haven for abused and rescued farm animals. They currently have more than 100 residents, including cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, sheep, goats, and cats.
FFS is in desperate need of funds to help prepare for the the rest of the year and especially winter. They need urgent help to cover their recurring costs of food, medical supplies and bedding, alongside with making critical repairs and security equipment to ensure that the animals stay safe and protected.
Unfortunately there is no support whatsoever from the government for the Freedom Farm Sanctuary and supplies are always short, hence they are completely reliant on donations from good-hearted people!
Every $1 helps keeping the animals fed, secure and healthy!
Apart from being an all welcoming safe haven for its residents to live out their lives, the Freedom Farm - above everything - is an educational place! It's a place free of judgement, but full of love, respect and compassion. It doesn't matter what or who you are, what matters is what you take away from your experience with them. Knowledge is power and each of the animals you will find on the farm shall serve as an ambassador for the millions of others that are out there right now suffering and undergoing horrendous abuse and torture.
Seeing the the lasting injuries some of these animals have endured are completely heart breaking. Below are a few stories of some of the farm's residents:
Both pigs, Yossi and Omri, had already been through living hell at only 2 months. At the age of one week they were brutally castrated without anesthesia, their tails were docked and teeth were clipped. Genetically modified by the meat industry to gain weight as fast as possible to be slaughtered at only 6 months old, Yossi and Omri (now 1 year) have already reached a weight of over 200kg. Their small bodies were never designed to carry that much weight so consequently they are struggling a lot - from joint problems to having trouble even walking.
Both of the donkeys - Gili and Miri - that are living at the farm have only 3 legs. Donkeys are one of the most abused animals in the world - especially in poorer countries. Did you know that their backs are genetically not designed to carry weight? When Gili and Miri were found they were both in very critical conditions, bleeding to death and missing one leg (from the Egyptian border and the Jerusalem region). One can only imagine the horrors they have been trough.
Maayan, the very first baby resident of the Freedom Farm Sanctuary, was found on the side of a highway. She was sick, dehydrated and very fortunate to have been picked up by a thoughtful passerby. Maayan is from the Brahma breed of cows, brought to Israel on live transport ships. As a newborn, it was clear that her mother gave birth to her during the arduous and horrifying journey from abroad and that she fell from a transport truck on the way to slaughter or a fattening farm. She was very fortunate as many of her kind do not survive.