November 30, 2017 – The Vegan Authority
Cattle rancher stops killing cows, converts farm to animal sanctuary
Canadian cattle rancher now runs an organic vegetable farm and animal sanctuary, currently home to 31 cows, three horses, three chickens and one duck.
Mike Lanigan, a third-generation cattle rancher, recently decided to spare the lives of his cows and convert his meat and produce business, to an organic vegetables only farm combined with a non-profit animal shelter.
The epiphany came after spending several hours nursing a premature calf. Lanigan realized that his morals did not align with his actions and he did not want to kill his cows anyone.
“I just thought it was hypocritical to give so much love,” Lanigan told local media outlet Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), “and then you can shut the door at the end.”
But the response from his neighbourhood, in Uxbridge, Ontario and fellow farmers has ranged from supportive to others …