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Maple Farm Sanctuary provides lifelong homes for abused, abandoned and unwanted farmed animals while promoting veganism and respect for all living beings.

Attend Maple Farm Sanctuary's Annual Picnic & Fundraiser!

Sunday, October 18th, 1-5 PM
101 North Ave., Mendon, MA

Special guests: Harold Brown of FarmKind, and Biologist Jonathan Way of Eastern Coyote Research.

Enjoy the beautiful farm, foliage, music, raffles, speakers, friends and of course the animals.

A $10 donation is requested per adult (children under 12 free). More details here.

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Meet three film subjects from Peaceable Kingdom at Maple Farm Sanctuary Oct 18
Former farmers featured in Tribe of Heart's new film will speak at event to benefit sanctuary
Cheri Ezell-VandersluisCheri Ezell-Vandersluis and Jim Vandersluis, two former farmers whose stories are featured in Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, are the founders of Maple Farm Sanctuary. In the film, they tell the touching story of how they once raised goats and cows for dairy production until their conscience demanded they forge a more authentic relationship with the animals they cared for.

Jim VandersluisTogether, they embarked on the incredible journey of transforming their dairy farm into a sanctuary that now provides lifelong care and a loving environment for farm animals rescued from abuse and neglect. Cayce Mell and Jason Tracy of OohMahNee Sanctuary (also featured in the film) helped them make the challenging but rewarding transition. You can read more about Cheri and Jim's story here, and watch a preview of the film here.

<A href=>Harold Brown</A>On Sunday, Oct. 18th, from 1 to 5 PM, Maple Farm Sanctuary will hold its annual picnic fundraiser. Fellow film subject Harold Brown (former beef farmer and founder of FarmKind) will be one of the speakers. Cheri will also share the compelling story of how she and Jim abruptly ended their profitable, generations-long meat and dairy farming business to create a safe haven for animals.

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