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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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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!

    An Activist Product: Creating Ethical Chocolates with Lagusta Yearwood

    An Activist Product: Creating Ethical Chocolates with Lagusta Yearwood

    In this mouth-watering episode, Kathy is joined by Lagusta Yearwood (https://lagustasluscious.com/staff/), the fiercely creative owner of Lagusta’s Luscious (https://lagustasluscious.com/), a vegan chocolate shop in New Paltz, New York. During their conversation, Kathy and Lagusta discuss:* Lagusta’s journey from outspoken vegetarian to strong-headed vegan as a young adult in Arizona* How she unexpectedly became a vegan chef and chocolatier in New York City* The ethical issues behind chocolate production, include forced child labor and unsustainable environmental practices* The unique products sold by Lagusta’s Luscious, including pagan barks (https://lagustasluscious.com/product-category/barks/) and Furious Vulvas (https://lagustasluscious.com/shop/bonbons/furious-vulvas/)* Evaluating the ethics of our dietsCheck out Lagusta’s Luscious online to order your vegan chocolates...for Halloween or any time of year! Be sure to follow them on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lagustasluscious/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lagustasluscious).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/)* Books: 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)

    Nightclubs For Viruses: The Breeding Ground of Animal Agriculture with Dr. Aysha Akhtar

    Nightclubs For Viruses: The Breeding Ground of Animal Agriculture with Dr. Aysha Akhtar

    “When we save animals, we save ourselves.” This week’s episode features a timely and important conversation with

    Broken Families, Broken Spirits: What YOU Can Do to Help Egg and Dairy Industry Victims

    Broken Families, Broken Spirits: What YOU Can Do to Help Egg and Dairy Industry Victims

    “These animals want their lives as much as we want ours.” In this special episode, Kathy is interviewed by her assistant and podcast producer, Clare O’Brien (https://casanctuary.org/about/meet-team-2/), to talk about the dairy and egg industries, about a special rooster named Paulie, and about Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s month-long Petunia’s Pledge (https://mailchi.mp/casanctuary/g3kzyuw3d5?fbclid=IwAR0cHoL8TrbR4vHcR3Q0CI0f8dj0u30lRsJmtElXgFP0KqSgWxqIp1LYdaw) program to encourage followers to go vegan for the month of October. Kathy talks about:* Her own journey from vegetarian to vegan* “Humane washing” (https://www.peta.org/blog/do-not-be-fooled-by-humane-washing/?v2=1)within the dairy and egg industry * The lives of dairy cows and egg-laying hens* The month-long Petunia’s Pledge challenge to encourage vegetarians (and the veg-curious!) to go vegan for the month of October* A special chicken named Paulie (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/celebrate-chickens-this-s_b_5767948)For more information on joining Petunia’s Pledge, or attending the workshop event at CAS, please visit the link here (https://casanctuary.org/event/petunias-pledge-vegetarian-to-vegan-workshop/). 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/)* Books: 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)

    Be Kind to Animals Week: Stories of Compassion with Pam Ahern

    Be Kind to Animals Week: Stories of Compassion with Pam Ahern

    “If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others…why wouldn’t we?” That is the mantra of this week’s guest, Pam Ahern (https://www.edgarsmission.org.au/who-we-are/). She is the founder and director of Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary (https://www.edgarsmission.org.au/) in Australia, and in this episode, she and Kathy talk about:* Pam’s journey to establishing a sanctuary out of love for one pig, Edgar Alan Pig* The plight of farmed animals in Australia compared to those in the United States* The courageous life of Baarack (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWf_S_LhV34), a stray sheep who overcame the odds to live his life in peace at the sanctuary* Be Kind to Animals Week (https://bekindtoanimalsweek.org.au/), an annual campaign from Edgar’s Mission emphasizing the importance to show compassion for all beingsTo follow Edgar’s Mission online, check out their Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/edgarsmission/)account and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/edgarsmission) page.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/)* Books: 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)

    Civilian Heroes: The Importance of Whistleblowers with Amanda Hitt

    Civilian Heroes: The Importance of Whistleblowers with Amanda Hitt

    "How common is it that we buy tainted food?" That is one of many important questions Kathy asks

    Eating Our Way to Extinction: A Conversation with the Film's Directors

    Eating Our Way to Extinction: A Conversation with the Film's Directors

    “When food costs the Earth, who pays the price?” That’s the question behind the new documentary Eating Our Way to Extinction (https://eating2extinction.com/), narrated by Academy Award winner Kate Winslet. The film’s directors, Otto and Ludo Brockway (http://www.ludobrockway.com/), join Kathy for an in-depth look at the urgent new film, being released in theaters (https://eating2extinction.com/the-movie/) around the country on September 16th! They discuss:* traveling to every corner of the globe to film the impact of climate change * their use of “real science” and the disturbing influence that the big meat and dairy lobbies have on climate reports issued by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization* the tiny window of time we have to slow the rate of global warming* their optimism about our futureFor more information on the film's rainforest restoration campaign, go to www.eating2extinction.com/take-action/eating-our-way-forest-pledge/ (https://eating2extinction.com/take-action/eating-our-way-forest-pledge/) or visit www.ecosia.org (https://www.ecosia.org/). Check out the Eat for Tomorrow campaign here: www.meals.eatingfortomorrow.com (https://meals.eatingfortomorrow.com/) for tips on plant-based eating and meal planning.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/)* Books: 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)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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.

SanctuaryVolunteer ,

Engaging, heartwarming, so informative

Kathy is a masterful storyteller with a wide open, generous heart that shines through in every episode. She takes listeners through the world of farm animals, rescue and the people who do all different aspects of this difficult, sometimes heartbreaking but so often rewarding work. If you love animals, you will find yourself listening to every episode.

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