Kismet Creek Farm is proof you can turn a working farm into an animal sanctuary. Founded in May 2014 in Steinbach, Manitoba, Raelle moved from British Columbia to Manitoba to live on her then-fiancé, Karl’s, farm. It had been a working farm for over a century, and Karl’s dad still had free-range beef cattle on the land. Karl and Raelle attended a local livestock auction, where Karl’s dad worked, and seeing all the animals there completely broke their hearts. “We brought home a box of tiny Silkie chicks and that started it all,” says Raelle.
Jaye Dueck, the founder of Eden’s Way Farm Sanctuary, has been vegan for over 10 years and vegetarian since she was 12 years old.
She grew up on a cattle ranch in Northern Alberta and was involved in 4-H for horses and cattle. Having to sell her steer at the end of each year was devastating and when she realized where many of the cattle went, she made the switch to becoming vegetarian.
At Arion Therapeutic Farm in Kelowna, BC, there is something special about everyone. That’s why founder Heather Henderson took her time choosing the name and logo. “Arion is Greek mythology – unique and more symbolic. In the logo, the right leg has a hand instead of a hoof” says Heather. “The hand represents special needs and that everyone has a little something that makes them special”.
BOD | People Ensuring Animal Care Exists (P.E.A.C.E.)
I have some qualms about the term “plant-based”. Though we have seen a few versions of the term in discourse, for the sake of consistency in this piece, I am going to remove the quotations and use the hyphenated spelling.