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Hi, folks!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I've been hearing a lot about Farm Sanctuary lately and have checked out their Web site (in fact, my boyfriend and I are thinking of taking a trip up to their New York farm to stay at the bed and breakfast sometime soon!).<br><br><br><br>
I was very interested in the possibilities for internships that they addressed in great detail. My question for you is this: What have you heard about Farm Sanctuary? It sounds like a great organization, but I wanted to make sure I knew what it was all about before I started really thinking about interning for a couple of months. Of course, I would visit before I packed my bags and went up there, but I'd love some extra input!<br><br><br><br>
So has anyone here interned there, or does anyone know much about this organization? I'd appreciate anything you can offer -- good, bad, indifferent, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I'm presuming it's an American thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">. never heard of it before, sorry!
 

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Oops! Sorry -- I should have clarified. Yep, it's in America. There are two farms, actually -- one in California and one in upstate New York. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Friend of mine is friends with the people in California, even brought me a shirt from them. He says great things about Farm Sanctuary. I have no first-hand experience, though.
 

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<a href="http://www.farmsanctuary.org" target="_blank">http://www.farmsanctuary.org</a> for those that aren't familiar.<br><br><br><br>
We stayed overnight 2 years ago. It was really nice, would definitely recommend it. Be sure you hit the Watkin's Glen State Park in town.<br><br><br><br>
I have a friend that spent a summer there and she went on about how much work it was. But she met some great people and said it was all very rewarding.
 

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I have heard really great things about it...I know the author of vegan vittles and uncheese cookbook-Stephanik (I think) is a big supported...you can talk to her about it on <a href="http://www.vegsource.com" target="_blank">www.vegsource.com</a> that's all that I know however since I don't live in the USA
 

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A friend of mine and her daughter went to the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen and they said it was wonderful. They stayed a few days nearby camping. My husband, son and I were going to go this summer, but because of money ( or lack of ) we might wait till fall or next spring. Check out nearby Ithica, I heard it is very veg friendly.
 

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The cabins are expensive by the way. I think we paid $90 and that was with a member's discount. They're very nice though and right on the farm. Plus the money goes to Farm Sanctuary. If you're hurting for cash though you should definitely check out camping instead.
 

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My husband and I took a road trip to the NY Farm Sanctuary last year. I posted a picture of the pig barn in the photo album under "miscellaneous". It was the best trip I've ever taken- we're actually already planning another trip there next year. It's a wonderful atmosphere- they promote veganism and educate many people about the hows and whys of animal welfare.<br><br><br><br>
The internships sounds wonderful there. The people that give the tours are interns and they really seemed to be thrilled to be there. I would say definitely give it serious thought!<br><br><br><br>
BTW, if you do go there, make sure you visit the state park in Watkins Glen. I have a picture in the photo album next to the pig barn of the park. It's a beautiful place.
 

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I'll be visting the sanctuary in August...one year after I visited their website; the site that ultimately led me to my decision to become vegetarian. I'd like to meet the people who were the major factor in changing my life and the way I treat other living beings. I'm so looking forward to it. I can imagine that they've had the same effect on more people than we realize.
 

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Well, tears have come to my eyes.<br><br><br><br>
I've been a financial supporter for years, but haven't been able to go there in person. I truly hope anyone who can be an intern takes the opportunity. I envy those of you who have been to one of these wonderful 'farms'.<br><br><br><br>
I'm in California and it's a dream of mine to one day be able to spend a week-end at the one here. They rescue farm animals from so many different situations, from private to factory. Downed animals, sick and dying ones. They return health to those where possible and make the unfortunate decision to gently euthanize those in so much pain and hopelessness.<br><br><br><br>
There are many happy animals at these sanctuarys. Help is needed to care for them and make possible more rescues. Please, to all interested, learn more and join in this worthwhile endeavor.<br><br><br><br>
I "adopted" three cows when I first joined and have their pictures and histories posted on a wall.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks!
 

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i think farm sanctuary is a really great place<br><br>
they take excellent care of the animals<br><br>
i brought them an animal once and they put it into isolation until it could see a vet and be cleared for disease... their animals all seem well fed and happy<br><br><br><br>
my only grudge is they changed the name of the animal i brought them, even though i specifically told them her name... and now i cant check up on her<br><br>
i am sure shes doing fine though<br><br><br><br>
anyway<br><br>
Caroline
 

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Thank you, everyone, for the great info! I'll let you know what I decide about the internship...it sounds like a great experience! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I have wanted to do an internship for a long time. My biggest problem is finding a way to take care of all my animals while I am there. I have 4 cats 2 guinea pigs and a horse. The horse is really the one I am worried about. Also I can't take a month off from my job, so basically I would have to quit and then find a new job. Ideally I have dreamed about actually moving there and working for the farm. I sent an inquery once but they never responded. I'm a big chicken about change.
 
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