The Other Farm is a sanctuary for animals rescued from industrial breeding farms, which will open in the autumn of 2019. On an 8-hectare property in the province of Anjou, it will welcome chickens, rabbits, pigs, goats, sheep, and other animals resulting from seizures or abandonment. In a sixteenth-century mill located in the heart of the sanctuary, we will offer rooms and a vegan table d’hôte beginning in January 2020, given time to welcome the animals in the fall and to prepare rooms of impeccable comfort.
The animals will live in surroundings favorable to their fulfillment for the rest of their lives. They will have free access to the outdoors and fences have been conceived as not to endanger wild animals, very present on the site.The Other Farm will also welcome visitors for a night, a day, an internship, a green pause, or to respond to a need to change habits, especially alimentary ones… It will offer plant-based cuisine workshops, yoga, birdwatching, identifying plants and their usage. One will be able to walk between the fields and the river, observe the animals without disturbing them, take a guided tour to learn more about them, or relax in contemplation in the tree-filled garden.
We will develop collaboration with open-minded and interested neighbors and partners in order to propose a thousand and one ways of joyfully experiencing the transition toward a world respectful of the living, capable of contributing to a new rural model.
The Other Farm is a non-profit association headed by Anne-Lorraine Vigouroux, vegan and activist, contemporary theater producer, and then cultural attachée to Canada and Serbia. She has been educating herself for several years in different sanctuaries to prepare for a new life with animals to share her convictions.
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