“There is a growing global movement to reduce meat consumption, and we want to do our part to encourage more people to embrace plant-based eating by helping to promote various programs." - Lauren Lockey
PARK CITY, UTAH (PRWEB) February 25, 2015
Sage Mountain Animal Rescue, a new 501(c3) non-profit dedicated to the advocacy of farm animals, is pleased to announce its rescue and rehabilitation facility in beautiful Brown’s Canyon, just on the outskirts of the world-class resort town, Park City, Utah. Founded by Lauren Lockey and Dave Swartz, Sage Mountain Animal Rescue’s goal is to create a better life for farm animals through rescue, education and advocacy while encouraging a more sustainable planet.
Located on 162 acres, the rescue facility is scheduled to be in operation in the summer of 2015. The plan calls for gradually providing shelter for all types of abused and neglected farm animals as the facility develops. The first shelter available will be to accommodate pigs.
“Our mission is to inspire compassion for ourselves as human beings, farm animals and our planet as a whole,” says Co-Founder Lauren Lockey. “We want to educate people that farm animals are sentient beings and hope to inspire the same level of respect for them that we have for our family pets.”
Through its education and advocacy programs, Sage Mountain Animal Rescue will promote awareness of the significant impact that the animal agricultural industry has on the environment, local wildlife, our heath, and bring to light the harsh living conditions that many livestock endure.
“There is a growing global movement to reduce meat consumption, and we want to do our part to encourage more people to embrace plant-based eating by helping to promote various programs,” Lockey, who is vegan, says. “Global statistics indicate that many people are gravitating toward plant-based eating. One in eight British adults are vegan or vegetarian, Canada’s meat consumption has dropped by nearly 10 percent, and 36 percent of Americans reportedly purchase meat alternatives some of the time. This is an exciting revolution, and we can certainly continue to make an impact on the younger and older generations.”
Sage Mountain Animal Rescue works in conjunction with local and state humane societies, other farm animal rescue groups, and local/regional law enforcement agencies. The animals at the facility have been removed from situations of abuse, neglect or abandonment by law enforcement officials, and cruelty charges must have been filed in all cases. Owner surrenders are not accepted by the non-profit. All animals sheltered by Sage Mountain Animal Rescue that are adoptable will be made available only as a family pet. They will be spayed or neutered and cannot be placed back into food production or exploited in any way.
Sage Mountain Animal Rescue will work in the Summit County, Utah community to raise awareness of the Great American Meatout on March 20, challenging locals and visitors to eat a plant-based diet for one day.
About Sage Mountain Animal Rescue
Founded in 2013 and located 10 miles from Park City, Utah in scenic Brown’s Canyon, Sage Mountain Animal Rescue provides rescue facilities, care and advocacy for abandoned, unwanted or abused farm animals. The 501(c3) non-profit also offers educational programming about the connection to and responsibility we have for these animals and related health and environment issues. The rescue facility encompasses 162-plus acres. For more info, visit http://www.smarutah.org.
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