Edgars Mission Farm Sanctuary
Pigs, sheep, goats, cows, rabbits, chickens, roosters, ducks, geese … A piglet on wheels, a three-legged lamb, even a few dogs and cats. Impressive!
About 300 rescued farm animals live Edgar’s Mission, founded by Pam Ahern and named after her first rescued pig, Edgar. Edgar Alan Pig, aka “the pig who started it all” sadly passed away shortly after his 7th birthday party in April 2010. Edgar, a gentle giant, touched so many people and was an amazing ambassador for pigs and farmed animals everywhere.
Edgars Mission Farm Sanctuary
Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit Farm Sanctuary that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans. Edgars Mission Farm Sanctuary is set on 153 peaceable acres situated just outside of Lancefield, nestled in the tranquility of the Macedon Ranges, Australia.
Edgars Mission farm sanctuary provides life-long love and care to over 300 rescued animals. Their purpose is seek to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals as much as possible. They wish to education people about the humane treatment of animals through outreach programs in schools, markets, expos and community events.
They provide people with information on how their lifestyle and dietary choices impact animals and the world around them. Their hope is by having the public meet their animal ambassadors and learning about the plight of farmed animals, that people will be empowered to make more informed and compassionate choices.
Why do farmed animals need rescuing?
It is widely known that millions of farmed animals lead short and miserable lives. They may spend their entire life in crates, unable to move. They may never see the light of day, never experience the warmth of the sun on their bodies, never feel grass under their feet. Their purpose may simply be to breed, their babies being taken away from them almost immediately. Some suffer from horrible cruelty that should be outlawed but often isn’t.
Pam Ahern, founder of Edgar’s Mission says:
As custodians of this planet, we have been guilty of playing favorites. We have designated some animals friends and some animals food. Yet they are no different. All share the same ability to suffer, the same need and desire to experience life, for it to have joy, meaning and purpose.
Edgar’s Mission provides you with a glimpse into a different world – a merciful world.
Edgar’s Mission Statement is Simple:
Edgar’s Mission seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans. We offer sanctuary to farm animals in need while working to expand the public’s circle of compassion to include all animals. We endeavour to achieve this through education, advocacy and empowerment and promote compassionate and cruelty free living. Our mission is simple, our mission is kindness.
Statement of Purposes:
- To provide shelter and direct care for homeless, abused, injured or abandoned animals.
- To find permanent homes for mistreated and abandoned animals and to promote adoption through education and example.
- To promote compassion, understanding and respect for all animals. To promote responsible and humane treatment towards animals in our community through the provision of advice, education and information.
We will do this by acting to the highest ethical standards we know through non-violent means emulating Gandhi’s words “We must be the change we wish to see”.
For a better world for us all.
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NOTE: This post was written as part of the Blog the Change for Animals Campaign, where bloggers who care about animals in need gather to write about their favorite animal-related causes. I chose to feature Edgars Mission Farm Sanctuary because it represents a different sector not normally thought of when one mentions “animal rescue.”
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