Click Donate Now to give the gift of a warm meal to cows, sheep, goats, geese, horses, wombats and kangaroos living at Australia's largest farm animal sanctuary. It's the third straight winter in drought. Times are tough. You can make it easier.
The animals all say, "Thank You!"
The drought in NSW, Australia is in its third relentless year, and while farmers are getting help from the government and millions of ordinary Aussies, sanctuaries are still left out in the cold, struggling to care for animals the community has used and abused. It's crazy, really, because sanctuaries are where the heart is. We're the people who dont make a profit from animals. We're protecting and healing, and providing safe spaces for animals to live their precious lives — because we believe animals matter. All of them, including those considered "food," "vermin," and "pests." All animals are precious and are needed in the ecosystem, and in our lives.
But in our curent upside-down world, compassion costs the compassionate individual. We're breaking down an old paradigm, but we're still not there. And here at A Place of Peace, Australia's largest farm animal sanctuary, we are in urgent need of big-hearted community support to get through this drought.
August to December here in the Southern Tablelands of NSW are tough for animals. The local hay supply dries up and many people have to offload their animals, meaning they either get killed or go to sanctuaries. Most people hold spring as a time for new life, but in the country, it can be a time of death. Animals getting through a winter in drought are often weaker in spring, and can easily pass away in sudden and icy spring storms.
That is what we are working to prevent. Plenty of hay keeps the animals' immune systems up, and if it can't be found locally, with enough money, we can import it from interstate.
That's what we need your urgent help for. Help us keep the 500 animals here at A Place of Peace happy and healthy through this current very difficult season. This relentless drought is hard on the animals, but with your help, they'll thrive.
About A Place of Peace
Somewhere right now at A Place of Peace farm animal sanctuary, Bessie the cow is happy to always have her son Blessed by her side, as well as her social group of cow and steer friends. Elsewhere Miss Marple the lamb only knows security with her mum and twin sister as a close family unit and friends all around. Elowyn the wild mare and her son Galen are just two of the many brumbies rescued from culling who are never apart — and never will be. This is our vision of animal paradise brought to life. A new blueprint for the compassionate world which is coming.
Set in a farming community outside the small village of Braidwood, NSW, A Place of Peace has been operating for over 20 years, and today is home to some 500 lucky animal souls who have found peace and safety from culling, slaughter, terror, and euthanasia. It's a life's work of respecting animals and their families and social systems in as natural an environment as we can offer them.
It's run by our family.. Andrew Einspruch, Billie Dean and our adult daughter Tamsin. We were saving horses and dogs before we moved to Braidwood 23 years ago, but being in a farming community meant we expanded our circle of compassion to include other animals in need. Now we have cows, sheep, goats, horses, geese, dogs and cats. and we do everything we can to offer safe haven to the wildlife, including leaving out food to feed them and keep them safe from hunters. Drought is hard on everyone.. and contrary to popular belief.. we've never seen so few kangaroos. And here in Australia, they are a very special and sacred animal.
Above: sanctuary cows enjoying ute self serve.
Third Winter in Drought
Hay is not just hard to find this winter, but it is incrediby expensive. And with 500 animals dependent on that hay, we are needing to buy it by the truckload. A weeky truckload can be anything from $4,000. A semi trailer worth of hay from a different state is $19,000 and up. This is what we had to do last year as well. And we did with your help.
We're determined to get through this challenging drought. And again, with your generous donations, we will.
Above: Big Mama and Bindi, two of our most recent rescues from last year's winter in drought — now contented and safe.
Tell the world that animals matter
Out in the farming world, farm animals are simply "stock" to make a buck with. We want to change that narrative. By supporting our sanctuary through drought, you send a message to the world that animal lives matter. This is vital for social change. Because animals do matter, as does how people treat them.
Supporting a sanctuary of peace is a great way for you to help to start the new narrative.
Above: Albert the sheep says thank you for your support!
Please Support the Animals!
Show that you stand for animals. Make a difference to the lives of these animals in sanctuary who really need your help to get through this drought. We've made a promise to these 500 beautiful souls that they will always be safe, and your donations are crucial to us being able to do just that. They deserve to eat and be cared for through drought, no matter what species they are.
A Bit More About What We Do
Who Do You Know Who Loves Animals Like You Do?
An effort like this is definitely a more-the-merrier kind of thing. Just think how much more we can do with more people helping out to help the animals. So form a team and fundraise for the animals as a group. It's more fun that way. Just click the Create Your Own in the Fundraising section down below, toss in a few details, and you're on your way to success. If you do set up a team, one of us will happily to talk to you or yours about clever ways you can work together to help the animals thrive.
Above: Andrew, Billie, and Tamsin of the Deep Peace Trust
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