Third-generation Canadian farmer Mike Lanigan stopped sending animals to slaughter three years ago and turned his land into a vegan sanctuary.
Located in Ontario, Farmhouse Garden Animal Home looks after many farm animals, on the same land where they used to be reared for slaughter.
Lanigan himself isn’t vegan (yet), but all of the food served at events is plant-based, and most of the sanctuary’s workforce is vegan.
Edith Barabash has worked with Mike since she was 15-years-old. She’s an ethical vegan and has a close bond with the animals, in particular, the cows. “They are such wonderful mothers, and the thought of separating them from their babies is unconscionable,” Barabash said. “As a sanctuary, we would not promote dairy.”