What we're about

~ Animals have their own voices, but few listen.

Those of us who hear them, must help them to be heard. ~

This group organizes and promotes peaceful direct ACTion demonstrations. We also network with and offer support for other organizations and activists, in a effort to be as effective for the animals as possible.

Why peaceful direct ACTion? Because animals are suffering NOW! If you want to be a voice for the animals and our earth, and get ACTive through peaceful, public, grassroots action, this is the group for you. This is an action based group, beyond letter writing and making phone calls (though those actions are also good things to do, they will not be our main focus).

How we use and treat animals, from factory farms to wildlife, has an impact on us and our environment, besides the suffering caused to the most innocent among us who are entirely at our mercy.

Our activities are a great way to speak up for animals and our earth, and meet other nice folks. We are not a rescue group, but we will have contacts with rescue groups and will help as much as we can. Our signs and leaflets are READY! SET! Let's GO!

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PEACE. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still BE CALM IN YOUR HEART.

This group is sponsored and supported by Animal Action Network (AAN), a small local nonprofit, educational organization.

AAN also supports VegFest Colorado, Vegan Life Colorado, the related community group Vegan Life Colorado meetup, as well as Boulder Vegans & Friends meetup, Colorado Springs Animal Action Network (CS AAN) meetup, and Veg Grand Junction meetup.

If you would also like to participate in fun social activities, like potlucks, movies, hiking, etc, join us at Vegan Life Colorado, Our MeetUp.

"Deep down, we all just want to yell, especially when confronted with the enormity of the problem, but ultimately that just makes people turn away and close their ears. People listen to the substance of the message if they're able to get past the tone of the message. If the tone of the message is too strident or too didactic or too loud, people won't pay attention to the substance of it." ~ Moby


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The LOVE Stock Show: A Celebration of Rescued Farm Animals

Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary

From Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary:

Yes, we know the multi-million dollar National Western Stock Show is a big deal in Denver, but it seems like most people attending are less interested in animals as objects to be bought and sold as just wanting to be close to and experience the wonder and beauty of the animals. So we created a meaningful alternative…

This is THE event for the kind of folks who’d rather cuddle a rescued baby longhorn cow than watch them paraded around the street!

Nestled just 7 minutes from the complex sits our sanctuary for rescued farm animals, truly living their best lives in freedom and love.

You’ll meet animals of 23 species, interact with them in their home, hear their rescue stories and lots of interesting facts about farm animals from those who truly care about them. Goats, cows, sheep, alpacas, piglets, ducks, turkeys and even a pair of baby water buffaloes, Yama and Brahma!

No advance tickets, just $10 per person, all ages, cash or Venmo at the door. Bundle up and pull on your boots, this event is not to be missed!

The rules:

No food or drink for humans or animals can be brought to this event.

No companion animals are allowed at the sanctuary.

Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary is a safe place for animals rescued from abuse, neglect, slaughter and exploitation. We are not a petting zoo. We do not breed or sell animals. Occasionally animals are rescued already pregnant, they and their children will live out their lives here and will never be separated, sold or used.

For our public events, we have invited you into our animals’ safe space. Please treat them with kindness and respect. You are visiting their home; they are not here for human entertainment. When you are visiting, please follow all posted rules for the safety and comfort of the animals and visitors. Those individuals in violation of any posted signage or rules will be asked to leave.

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