What is Sanctuary One’s food policy?

Our Food Policy is based on our work. Sanctuary One is a care farm dedicated to rescuing domestic and farm animals, facilitating health and wellness for people, and promoting environmental stewardship. Our motto is “People, animals, and the earth: better together.” Our guiding principles also describe how Sanctuary One should show compassion to all living creatures.

Golden Rule: To treat all living things as we wish to be treated.

Kindness: To demonstrate compassion and respect for all living creatures.

It goes against our guiding principles to support industries that raise and slaughter animals for food. These animals often live in inhumane and torturous conditions.

Given the above statements, all food served at Sanctuary One staff meetings and employee events, food that employees are reimbursed for while traveling, and employee food choices when meeting with donors, should be vegetarian, preferably plant-based. Food served at any other Sanctuary One events should be plant-based and whenever feasible, organic.

On site, Sanctuary One has a vegetarian food policy for all guests, including interns, volunteers, and visiting students.

While not all Sanctuary One staff or volunteers follow plant-based or vegetarian diets, Sanctuary One is an organization dedicated to animals and their well-being. Sanctuary One staff are expected to respect and follow this policy when using donor money. It is important that Sanctuary One employees always represent the values of the organization.

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