Why Start a Sanctuary?
Did you know that under Australian law – not all animals are protected?
We were shocked to learn that in Australia there are no laws to protect farmed animals, that in fact laws that protect domestic animals – our family pets, are not relevant to animals that we consider as having ‘value’ or “use” for humans in terms of exploitation. The capacity for an animal to suffer is not taken into consideration when it comes to our beautiful farm animal friends.
There are codes of practice in each state in Australia that allows sentient animals to suffer terrible abuses – legally sanctioned acts of cruelty that we would never inflict on an animal that we love. These animals are affectionate beings that are capable of rich emotional lives, though they are denied any quality or freedom of life.
Many people are unaware of the cruel treatment these animals receive, or that these practices are outdated. We want people to have a better understanding of factory farming, and animal protection standards, and to have a better connection with the animals that are being exploited. We want people to see the animals we rescue for the beautiful, loving, intelligent, playful, sentient beings that they are and not something that can be used for our consumption, amusement, clothing, testing – these animals deserve a life that is happy, free and protected.