Dear friend of farm animals,
On a small dairy farm in Pennsylvania, a Jersey cow welcomed her first calf – a baby boy with an inspiring story detailing the difference that compassion makes. From his first moments, little Cashew knew nothing but love from both his mother and his owner, a kindhearted woman who started the dairy with her husband because she loved cows and wanted to see them treated well. As a vegetarian, she wanted to be a different kind of farmer; she didn’t want to follow industry standards which dictate that the boys, who cannot produce milk, are slaughtered for veal or cheap beef in order to sustain profits.
But running a dairy farm isn’t easy. Profitable milk production depends on a steady cycle of pregnancies, as cows, like all mammals, must be either pregnant or nursing to lactate. The farmer would not only have to consider tough decisions like taking away the milk that was intended for the babies she’d come to love, but she would also have to grapple with the fate of the boys. She found herself increasingly under pressure to go against her best intentions. Ultimately, she realized that the kindest decision would be to relinquish her cattle to sanctuary. And so, Cashew and his mother came to our New York Shelter, where they are now thriving thanks to their friend putting compassion first.
Cashew’s story falls under the best of circumstances. Sadly, most cattle raised for dairy experience nothing but heartache and loss. But with your support, we can help families like Cashew’s stay together forever. A great way to do so is by sponsoring Cashew as he embarks on his new life at sanctuary with his mother by his side – just as it should be. And you can help extend this basic right to other farm animals just like him.
That’s where Treeline Treenut Cheese comes in. Treeline is committed to making the finest artisanal vegan cheeses. Treeline’s nondairy cheeses (which actually happen to be made from fine cashew nuts!) not only make a delicious, cruelty-free centerpiece for your summertime celebrations, but also help make a difference in the way that society views and treats farm animals. Farm Sanctuary is pleased to announce a month-long partnership with Treeline, who will be generously matching all sponsorships of Cashew up to $10,000. For a one-time donation of $50, Treeline will offer a dollar-to-dollar match; however, you can increase your impact for farm animals with a six-month sponsorship for $300 (billed for $50 per month) for a double match or a 12-month sponsorship for $600 (billed for $50 per month) for a triple match. Additionally, your year-round membership in our Adopt a Farm Animal Program entitles you to an adoption certificate, a color photo of Cashew, Adopt a Farm Animal decal, and a VIP tour to meet Cashew in person! This special opportunity will run from now through September 11.
Your commitment helps us rescue more farm animals like Cashew, educate more people about the cruelty that takes place within the meat and dairy industries – in addition to spreading the word about cruelty-free alternatives! – and advocate for improved conditions for cattle and all farm animals. And what better way to celebrate the difference you make than sharing some Treeline – which helps cattle experience the love all beings deserve – with the individuals you love.
Fortunately, it’s easier now than ever to improve conditions for cattle everywhere, as Treeline continues to make headway into the mainstream! Treeline’s products are currently available in a wide variety of stores nationwide, from Whole Foods Markets, to independent health food stores, to local grocery stores and small chains. Come September, Treeline’s dairy-free alternatives will appear on shelves across the country within the Kroger family of stores – including Ralph’s, Fred Meyer, Dillon’s, King Sooper’s, Quality Food Centers, Fry’s, Smith’s, and of course, Kroger. This expansion makes compassionate choices more accessible than ever before – and we are proud to be partnering with a company whose products will help more calves like Cashew enjoy the happy, healthy lives that they deserve.