This week The Bearded Vegans continue their Sanctuary Series by talking to Justin Van Kleeck of Triangle Chicken Advocates and The Microsanctuary Resource Center about the power of microsanctuaries. 

For most of us in the movement, when we think about sanctuaries we think of properties out in the country, on dozens of acres of land, with a hundred or more residents. But what if we expanded our understanding of what a sanctuary could be? What if sanctuary could include providing a home and care for one individual animal that was previously exploited by the agriculture system? 

We’ll also dig into the issues with framing animals as victims, why animals are activists, the conflict between helping animals alive right now versus preventing future animals from being born, balancing the rights of wild animals versus sanctuary residents, and so so so much more! 

A full transcript of the episode is available here.

You can always contact The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans [at] gmail [dot] com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com 

The Links:

We are currently doubling donations (up to a total of $200) to Full Circle Farm Sanctuary

Justin Van Kleeck: Facebook / Instagram 

Triangle Chicken Advocates: Website / Facebook 

Vegans With Chickens Facebook Group 

Microsanctuary Resource Center: Website / Instagram / Facebook 

Open Sanctuary Project References:

“Building a Good Home for Chickens”

Breaking The Mold: How Animal-Centered Design Can Transform Sanctuaries“

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