Gratitude Giveaway: Sanctuary – Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals

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Gratitude Giveaway: Sanctuary – Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals

Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals

When a small brown box arrived at our PO Box with a stunning photograph of a goat taped to the outside of it, I knew at once that the box contained something special.  I mean, a goat.  How perfect.

Inside was Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals by Sharon Lee Hart, a book celebrating individuals who have managed to make it out of the human food system alive.  Done in black and white, the pictures show more than just cute animal portraits.  Each picture embodies the personality of each of the animals.  You’ll be met with these gorgeous faces with eyes that seem to speak to you directly from the pages of the book.  Alongside each portrait is a handwritten account from the sanctuary where each one now lives of how they made it to safety.

You’ll learn about Mata Hari, an elusive ewe who managed to evade capture for months in Ann Arbor.  Hermie, a tiny chick rescued from a reptile show where he was destined to be snake food.  Terrain, the sole survivor of a hatching project.  Dee Dee, a hen from Harlem who was rescued from a live meat market by a homeless man.  Or Mary Jane, a runty sick pig that someone had purchased from an Amish family for $7.  And many others.

Mixed in are loving tributes and stories about animals who have touched the lives of those around them, as told from the sanctuary owners and workers themselves.  It’s a beautiful compilation, guaranteed to make you smile and tear up all at the same time.

Each day millions of animals are treated as mere things, to be used and discarded at the whim of humans.  It can be an overwhelming thing once you open your eyes to it.  This book is a reminder, a touching and beautiful reminder, of what we are all working so hard to achieve- freedom and autonomy for all animals.  I can’t recommend this book enough.

One lucky YDV Reader is going to win a copy of Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals signed by Sharon Lee Hart as part of our Gratitude Giveaways.  Not familiar with our Gratitude Giveaways?  It’s a month-long celebration of YDV Readers where we’ve partnered up with some fantastic companies to give you some awesome vegan swag.  After all, we’d be nowhere without our readers.  It’s our way of saying thank you for your constant support.  Really, thank you.

If you aren’t the lucky winner, you can purchase a copy of the book at www.farmanimalsanctuaryproject.com and 10% of the proceeds will be donated back to the sanctuaries.

How To Enter:

To enter to win one signed copy of Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals, you can do any of the actions below.  Each action counts as a separate entry, so make sure you leave a comment for each one you do (winners are selected from these comments only)!  So many ways to enter, so many ways to win! Good Luck!

  1. Leave a comment on this post.
  2. Tweet about the giveaway! Make sure you link to this post.
  3. Like Your Daily Vegan on Facebook.
  4. Like Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals on Facebook.
  5. Mention this giveaway on your own blog or in a blog post!

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited and all that.  Contest runs March 4, 2013 through March 12, 2013.

UPDATE MARCH 12, 2013: The winner was chosen using a random number generator and is Allyson D.  Thank you all for entering!

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March 4th, 2013|Lifestyle|

About the Author:

Vegan. Wife. Writer. Founder of Your Daily Vegan & Four Urban Paws Sanctuary. Currently in Ohio. Tweet her at @YourDailyVegan

45 Comments

  1. Samantha Remington March 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Looks like a lovely book. ssremington (at) gmail.com

  2. The Peace Patch March 12, 2013 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Stunning photos and a truly talented and compassionate photographer…love the website! Many thanks!

  3. Asta Lander March 11, 2013 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    I have liked you and the sanctuary on FB. I am challenging myself to paint 365 paintings in a year. So far I am right on track. When I became a vegan only about 40 days or so ago I started getting this huge urge to paint animals – and just recently (because I was encouraged to) I have opened an etsy shop which is selling some of my prints. A percentage of animal prints will go to animal causes. Ah… it feels like a calling and I am feeling pretty blissed out right now. Oh and yes I would LOVE that book. Asta x

  4. Jim March 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful animals! Love it…best of luck in all you do! Jim

  5. Selena March 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    This book looks gorgeous! I tweeted about the giveaway and like both YDV and Sanctuary on facebook. :)

  6. Ashlyn March 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    I liked Your Daily Vegan & Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals on Facebook :)

  7. Ashlyn March 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  8. Ashlyn March 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    This sounds like such a great project! I would love to have a copy of this book.

  9. Cynthia Van der Wielen March 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this book! My goal in life is to help animals and the environment and this book is what i am striving to do in life, help animals who don’t have a voice.

  10. Amy Joy March 9, 2013 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Please enter me! I’d love to read this book and pass it on to my family and friends :)

  11. Xanthi March 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Just shared on my vegan blog :) Want to win a newly published book? Read on! http://libertine101-vegan4life.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/competition-win-copy-of-book-sanctuary.html

  12. Alexa Pongracz March 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    I think this book is a treasure, and if I had a chance to win it I would be thrilled. I see intelligence in birds, animals, insects, and each small wonder is a celebration of life. All have a right to life and happiness.

  13. Mia Rotondo March 9, 2013 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I TWEED! I TWEED! Keep it going y’all!

  14. Mia Rotondo March 9, 2013 at 11:02 am - Reply

    If there would’ve been a LOVE option for YOUR DAILY VEGAN on FB… I would’ve… but LIKE will have to do!

  15. Mia Rotondo March 9, 2013 at 11:01 am - Reply

    If there would’ve been a LOVE option on FB for Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals… I would’ve… but LIKE will have to do!

  16. kara March 9, 2013 at 10:57 am - Reply

    For my sister… ( She loves animals with all her heart.)

  17. Marissa March 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I tweeted about the giveaway

  18. Marissa March 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I have a particular fondness for books that highlight individual animals and their stories. I’m excited to learn that there is another one to add to my bookshelf!

  19. Camila March 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    This books seems to be so wonderful I can’t wait to be able to have it in my hands <3
    I lived with a bunny (Tamborcito) who was rescued by chilean abolitionist organization EligeVeganismo, who passed away last year (November 4). I still miss him so much it hurts, but I'd like to take the chance to tell everyone that saving the life and taking care of an animal who is a victim of speciecism is one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences ever. Don't hesitate to adopt or support, or work in a sanctuary. You'll never regret it.

  20. Jacki March 6, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Living in the city it is so easy to feel separate from the animals we are trying to change the world for.

    I only just recently discovered there is a slaughterhouse just down the road on an industrial estate, where I take my recycling and took my driving license test! How could I not know this until now?

    Anyway, I love the look of this book, seeing the animals alive, free from harm and safe – beautiful. I just wish they could all live like this.

    Liked your page. Retweeted the competition. Liked Sanctuary’s page. Go on with your bad- ass self!

  21. Taylor March 6, 2013 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Pages liked!

    Been trying to convince my family to open an animal rescue center with me after I graduate for the past week :)

  22. Brandy March 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Looks beautiful!

  23. Allyson Dwyer March 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Hi! I liked Your Daily Vegan and Portraits of Rescued Animals on Facebook. Thank you SO much for this opportunity, and for all your gratitude! This book looks so beautiful.

  24. Jennifer K March 5, 2013 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I liked Sanctuary on FB as well

  25. Jennifer K March 5, 2013 at 10:57 am - Reply

    I liked YDV on FB

  26. Jennifer K March 5, 2013 at 10:55 am - Reply

    What a lovely idea! I will get a copy to keep on my coffee table as inspiration for my house guests ;-)

  27. Lori March 5, 2013 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Good luck to me ;)

  28. Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran March 5, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Liked Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals on Facebook.

  29. Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran March 5, 2013 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Liked Your Daily Vegan on Facebook!

  30. Sharon March 5, 2013 at 7:19 am - Reply

    incredible photography – inspiring ‘subjects’ – compassionate and passionate portrayal of their sentience… who wouldn’t want this book?

  31. Raquel March 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    I shared it on my wall

  32. Raquel March 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    I liked Sanctuary-Portraits-of-Rescued-Farm-Animals on Facebook

  33. Amy March 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I like YDV, the book’s fb page, and I am commenting :) Book looks gorgeous!

  34. Toots March 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Love this! Read bout it n VegNews, it sounds beautiful!

  35. Julie March 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    This book looks amazing.

    I did 1, 3 and 4.

  36. Julie March 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    This book looks amazing.

    I did 1, 3 and 4.

  37. Emily G March 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    #4- Also done!

  38. Emily G March 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous book!
    #3- Done!

  39. Jerilyn March 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I liked Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals on facebook :)

  40. Xanthi March 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    1. Doing now!
    2. Done!
    3. Already do!
    4. Already Do!
    5. Done!
    6. Working on it!

    :)

  41. Jerilyn March 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I already like you on Facebook :)

  42. Jerilyn March 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I also tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/JustGoVeg/status/308756959933390848

  43. Jerilyn March 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    What a great giveaway! I’ve had my eye on this book since I knew about it, and would love to own it :)

  44. Johnny Grace March 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Beautifully done book! I would love to have a copy of this wonderful book. I can keep showing pictures to my non vegan wife!!!! Gorgeous animals I wish I could kiss them all :-)

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