Tracey’s Stew

In Tracey’s Stew I’ll be sharing the adventures of what happens to an animal lover (that would be me) who holds the belief that anything is possible and that change can happen in the world when we as individuals live by our beliefs and let kindness be our inspiration.  Let’s just say that sometimes things get crazy, other times you end up with more animals than you planned and every day you wake up ready to start all over again.

Caring for The Daily Squeal gang is a full-time job and we’re lucky to have a team of compassionate, skilled, hardworking Farm Sanctuary caregivers on our team. Jill Tedeschi is one of those amazing caregivers. As shelter manager of the New Jersey farm, she ensures that Anna, Maybelle and their friends all stay happy, safe, … Read More

It’s summertime! What kid doesn’t love the idea of a new playground in their backyard? The Daily Squeal friends are no exception. Goats and sheep alike are LOVING their new playground and we are having so much fun watching them jump and climb about. Huge thanks to Paulson Brothers Construction in Colts Neck for building … Read More

Farmer Bobby Laurino is hard at work growing a feast of food and a bounty of beautiful flowers at our New Jersey farm. Chefs Gail Doherty and Tiffany Betts of Good Karma Café, one of our favorite plant-based restaurants, shared some recipe ideas to put some of it together in the yummiest of ways. We … Read More

It all started innocently enough. You just went to the store for tractor parts when suddenly you are confronted by a crate of baby ducklings for sale. Oh my! They are terribly cute, fairly inexpensive and the salesperson is quite convincing on how easy it will be to care for them. Surely your child would … Read More

Cows and goats are incredibly patient, loving, and nurturing mothers and both share deep emotional bonds with their young. At Farm Sanctuary, animals live out their full lives and are given the opportunity to grow old with their family and friends. Visitors and staff get to see them through the years and get to know … Read More

Our beloved pig sisters Anna and Maybelle aren’t the only inseparable siblings in the Squeal family. Sheep brothers, Nate and Bob, and goat twins, Hope and Dana, also show us that special sibling bond every day. Nate and Bob Sweet sheep brothers, Nate and Bob, were being raised by backyard butchers to meet demand for … Read More

With the Easter holiday upon us, there will be many who adopt bunnies and chicks only to find they aren’t up to the task of caring for them properly. While some of these animals will get lucky and become great companions with people who have the knowledge, resources, and facilities needed to care for them … Read More

Anita was rescued from a kill pen in central Pennsylvania by Omega Horse Rescue. As she stood in the kill pen, she looked like she had almost given up. She had been neglected and was suffering from cancer in both eyes. That said, Anita held on, and her rescuers were determined to find a cure … Read More

Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine where small needles are inserted into specific points along meridians on the body to enhance blood circulation, stimulate the nervous system, and release hormones that reduce inflammation and pain. It can help with arthritis, back and neck pain, seizures, liver and kidney disease, ligament strains, and even … Read More

When most people imagine a pig’s diet, they envision a pig being the happy recipient of leftovers and scraps. Few realize that this in no way constitutes a healthy diet for a pig. The average lifespan of an industrial-breed pig (if they were left to live out their life) would be six to ten years. … Read More