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“A very Happy Place”
Review of Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This farm offers sanctuary and a home for abused farm animals, and helps to educate Americans about treating animals with respect and compassion.
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Although you learn about the horror's of farming (super sad), you will then be uplifted by an hour long guided tour around the farm. You then get to wander around on your own after the tour is over. So, for $5 per person, you can spend an entire day on a farm petting and interacting with these wonderful animal. Your heart will be smiling when you leave.

1  Thank tamrabear
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

such a wonderful caring place. being vegan for 20+ years i was fully aware of the downfalls of factory farming, but it was great to see the sanctuary in action and meet it's goats, sheep, pigs and other rescued farm animals. should be an eye opening experience for meat eaters. Turpentine the turkey was the star of the visit. The free soy ice cream at the end of the tour was a nice touch! consider someone else, stop consuming animals.

2  Thank xshawnx
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Farm Sanctuary was wonderful. I don't have a whole lot to add to the other positive reviews, as they pretty much nailed it, but we had a great time. We did not stay overnight (they offer lodging on the sanctuary), but only did the tour. The countryside was beautiful, at the sanctuary and the area in general.

The animals were incredibly sweet. Some of them were a bit skittish, but just as many are people-lovers. The staff were very friendly and informative. They do not lecture to you, but they also do not sugarcoat it for you, as Farm Sanctuary is not a petting zoo, and you will be shown (through poster/video) and told the sort of conditions that many of these animals are coming from, and the reason that Farm Sanctuary exists.

After the tour we were allowed to walk around leisurely. Highly recommended to animal lovers of any sort. Make sure to grab something from the gift shop to help support Farm Sanctuary.

A couple of tips.
#1 - Do not wear flip flops or any shoes that you don't mind getting a little bit dirty.

#2 - Some people noted that they had an easy time finding the place. We didn't exactly get lost, but our GPS took us on a dirt road route that was less than ideal, and we ended up being a few minutes late. At any rate, I would recommend getting there a little bit early, just because it is off the beaten track, so you want some extra time to account for taking a wrong turn or a subpar GPS route.

One last thing. Holy "cow"!!! Sometimes you forget how big pigs get until you're standing right next to one!!!! :)

4  Thank APB100
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

What a neat learning experience. Our Guide (Jenna) was a great ambassador for the animals. Important place for everyone to visit

Thank NewfoundlandTravel
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We chose to visit the Farm Sanctuary out of an add we saw in the tourism book. Had no idea how much more we would get out of it than thinking it would be like a petting zoo. You go on a tour of the farm, going right into the pens. The tour guide tells you the stories of some of the animals and how they got to the Sanctuary. The animals are very sweet and like the attention. The tour was also very informative. We were a family with 2 adults and 2 17 year olds. Enjoyed the visit immensely. We are not vegetarians, and although it definitely makes you think about your diet our tour guide in no way shape or form made us feel bad about it. I am very glad there are places like this where mistreated animals have a place to go.

3  Thank Jenny G
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