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Each Wednesday, join Kathy Stevens, acclaimed author, speaker, and founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CASanctuary.org), one of the world's leading sanctuaries for farmed animals, as she and her guests explore our relationship with those animals, and how that relationship is impacting all of us. The podcast is broadcast from sanctuary grounds, and features occasional visits with the animals who call it home!

Herd Around the Barn Kathy Stevens

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    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

Each Wednesday, join Kathy Stevens, acclaimed author, speaker, and founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CASanctuary.org), one of the world's leading sanctuaries for farmed animals, as she and her guests explore our relationship with those animals, and how that relationship is impacting all of us. The podcast is broadcast from sanctuary grounds, and features occasional visits with the animals who call it home!

    The Magic of Animals: A Conversation with Acclaimed Author Sy Montgomery

    The Magic of Animals: A Conversation with Acclaimed Author Sy Montgomery

    This week, Kathy is joined by one of her all-time favorite authors, Sy Montgom...

    Reflections on the Eventful Summer at CAS

    Reflections on the Eventful Summer at CAS

    In this special episode of Herd Around the Barn, Kathy is joined by her podcast producer, Clare, to talk about some recent news surrounding the animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. In their conversation, they discuss:* How CAS protected their rescued birds from avian influenza through building innovative "birdios"* Buddy III’s passing at the age of 35 (https://casanctuary.org/farewell-buddy-7-22/) and how his friend, Buddy IV, is coping with his loss* How Kathy is staying optimistic about the future, thanks to the all star team at CAS* The upcoming Goat Games virtual fundraiser, which was recently featured in The L.A. Times (https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-30/rescue-animals-goat-games)* Why fundraising is so vital for sanctuaries right now due to inflation and Covid-19 related financial issuesIf you're interested in signing up for The Goat Games, register as an athlete here (https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-30/rescue-animals-goat-games).To attend a Break All the Rules Tour with Kathy, buy your tickets here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/break-all-the-rules-tour-with-sanctuary-founder-kathy-stevens-tickets-391112737727?aff=website).Connect with Kathy Stevens:* Facebook: Kathy Stevens (http://facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary)* Twitter: @CASanctuary (https://twitter.com/CASanctuary/)* Book: Where the Blind Horse Sings (https://casanctuary.org/shop/book-where-the-blind-horse-sings/)* Website: CASanctuary.org (https://casanctuary.org/)* Instagram: @catskill_animal_sanctuary (https://instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/)* YouTube: Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary)* TikTok: @CASanctuary (https://www.tiktok.com/@catskillanimalsanctuary)

    Alene Anello is a Groundbreaking Lawyer for Chickens

    Alene Anello is a Groundbreaking Lawyer for Chickens

    Disclaimer: This conversation contains graphic depictions of cruelty toward chickens.This week, Kath...

    Damien Mander's Journey from Military Sniper to Anti-Poaching Vegan Activist

    Damien Mander's Journey from Military Sniper to Anti-Poaching Vegan Activist

    “In conservation, the lost causes are the best worth fighting for.” This week, Kathy speaks with Damien Mander (https://www.iapf.org/about-us), the renowned war veteran and founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (https://www.iapf.org/). In this informative episode, Kathy and Damien discuss:* Damien’s unique path to animal activism after an extensive military career ultimately led to establishing found the IAPF* How Damien transitioned to a vegan lifestyle in 2012 after realizing that he “ran out of excuses” for not going plant-based sooner: “I was saving some and eating others.”* Why nature is the “best self-regulating system” and how IAPF approaches environmental issues through social justice activism, including scholarships and health care reform, in neighboring communities* Akashinga (https://www.iapf.org/akashinga): Africa’s first armed, plant-based, all-women anti-poaching unit whose lives are completely changed by finding their voices and purpose in their work* Katana, the newest canine member of IAPF, and the role of working dogs as part of the ranger team in AfricaTo follow the IAPF and stay updated on their work, check out their social media pages here:* Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/iapf.org)* Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/int.anti.poaching.foundation/?hl=en)* Twitter (https://twitter.com/IAPF?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)Find the Akashinga documentary short from National Geographic here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUYQS40I9mw).Watch Damien’s Ted Talk here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FCsyK4aRXQ).Connect with Kathy Stevens:* Facebook: Kathy Stevens (http://facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary)* Twitter: @CASanctuary (https://twitter.com/CASanctuary/)* Book:

    An Announcement from Kathy

    An Announcement from Kathy

    This week, Kathy announces some news regarding the podcast and talks about exciting upcoming developments for Catskill Animal Sanctuary!Connect with Kathy Stevens:* Facebook: Kathy Stevens (http://facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary)* Twitter: @CASanctuary (https://twitter.com/CASanctuary/)* Book: Where the Blind Horse Sings (https://casanctuary.org/shop/book-where-the-blind-horse-sings/)* Website: CASanctuary.org (https://casanctuary.org/)* Instagram: @catskill_animal_sanctuary (https://instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/)* YouTube: Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary)* TikTok: @CASanctuary (https://www.tiktok.com/@catskillanimalsanctuary)

    Kathy's Reflections on 4th of July Fireworks

    Kathy's Reflections on 4th of July Fireworks

    Kathy takes a few minutes this week to talk about the devastating impact fireworks have on all animals. She shares her personal struggles to keep her rescue Pitbull, Chumbley, calm during Fourth of July fireworks.Connect with Kathy Stevens:* Facebook: Kathy Stevens (http://facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary)* Twitter: @CASanctuary (https://twitter.com/CASanctuary/)* Book: Where the Blind Horse Sings (https://casanctuary.org/shop/book-where-the-blind-horse-sings/)* Website: CASanctuary.org (https://casanctuary.org/)* Instagram: @catskill_animal_sanctuary (https://instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/)* YouTube: Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary)* TikTok: @CASanctuary (https://www.tiktok.com/@catskillanimalsanctuary)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Juanita O'Brien ,

In my top 3 fave podcasts

Important topics covered in an upbeat, hopeful tone by masterful host and interviewer Kathy Stevens.

Nodira yoga ,

Inspirational!

My favorite podcast. Kathy is an amazing interviewer, and guests she has on her shows have so much knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration to share. Definitely recommend!

Stache612 ,

Must subscribe

Kathy Stevens is an amazing woman who is trying to make a difference in the world. Her guests are engaging and informative. Whether you already live a compassionate vegan lifestyle, considering it or not aware of how animals are treated this podcast is for you.

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