Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains in the town made famous for peace and music, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats, and rabbits who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
A place where visitors can come face to face with these animals who most only know as dinner and learn about the devastating effects of modern-day agribusiness on the animals, the environment and human health. Here you can frolic with goats in a large open pasture, sit down with a pig who wants nothing more than a belly rub, cuddle with chickens who seek out your attention or get nuzzled by some very friendly sheep!
At the heart of our mission is the hands-on work of rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for farmed animal refugees — as well as educating the public about the horrific treatment of animals who are raised for food.
Mission: To protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.
Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. We have rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at our sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area. At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are our friends, not our food. We educate millions of people about their plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. We advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and we reach out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.
The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
Eric Schlosser’s exposé reveals how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world.
How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
by John Robbins
The Food Revolution discusses the negative health effects of eating genetically modified foods and animal products of all kinds, it exposes the dangers inherent in our factory farming system, and advocates a complete plant-based diet.
Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat
Howard F. Lyman
Lyman, a fourth-generation Montana rancher, blasts through the propaganda of beef and dairy interests — and the government agencies that protect them — to expose an animal-based diet as the primary cause of cancer, heart disease, and obesity in this country.
by Rory Freedman
Not your typical boring diet book, this is a tart-tongued, no-holds-barred wakeup call to all women who want to be thin. With such blunt advice as, “Soda is liquid Satan” and “You are a total moron if you think the Atkins Diet will make you thin,” it’s a rallying cry for all savvy women to start eating healthy and looking radiant.
The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life
Thrive is a long-term eating plan to help all athletes (professional or not) develop a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy. One of the few professional athletes on a plant-based diet, Brazier developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance competitor.
The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement
by Peter Singer
This groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of “speciesism”—our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals—inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them.
The Plant-Based Way to Health
by Gene Stone
What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer? Forks Over Knives is introducing more people than ever before to the plant-based way to health, this accessible guide provides the information you need to adopt and maintain a plant-based diet.
A Kick-in-the-Ass for Real Men Who Want to Stop Being Fat and Start Getting Buff
by Rory Freedman
What’s good for the bitch is good for the bastard. In Skinny Bastard, they explain why the macho “meat and potatoes” diet is total crap, why having a gut is un-cool (and a turn-off), and how to get buff on the right foods.
The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure
by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.
Based on the results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects.
Blossom Du Jour makes every effort to create an environment where each employee is encouraged to express their talents. Each team member is someone who represents the company and all positions are considered links that connect to one another allowing for a unique and productive work environment. Presenting delicious, healthy, vegan food in a professional, positively committed way as well as being an ambassador for the animals is of the utmost importance to us. We encourage those with the same principles and work ethic to join our team.
If you are interested in a position at BDJ please forward your resume/references, along with a letter telling us about yourself to BDJnycteam.@gmail.com