BK, Animal caregiver volunteer at Rescue Ranch Sanctuary. Vacaville, CA.
With dawning realization of the horrible plight of farmed animals I decided to become a vegetarian. Over time, I realized I needed to do more. I knew of several rescues so I started donating money to some of them. Donations alone were not enough so I became a volunteer at Animal Place. My goal is to raise awareness in others through my volunteerism, by my being an example to others that eating a plant based diet is easily accomplished and in becoming an advocate for the rights of all farmed animals.
One of my fondest memories was the first time I was allowed to open one of the hen house doors and watch 500 hungry and free hens boil out to find the feeders that we had placed around the enclosure. There was a tightness in my chest that spoke to me and gave me an extreme sense of satisfaction.