I am not usually comfortable with asking people to give money for causes, but this has been a really difficult year at Peaceful Prairie, on the Colorado plains east of Denver. First the summer was hot and dry, and they had to supplement with hay much earlier than normal, while the grasses dried up. Then this winter has been brutal, with 2 blizzards, many snow storms, and colder than normal weather for longer than normal stretches. They’re in great need. In a recent email from Michele:
This Extreme winter has tripled the cost of food, electricity, and all sanctuary operations. Due to a shortage of hay and price gauging of feed all over the state, PPS is nearly out of feed and bedding for the animals. After desperate searching, we have found one last supply of hay, but it will cost $3000.
Please donate whatever you can so that we can keep the animals fed and cared for throughout the rest of this brutal winter.
They have also started a billboard campaign, which sounds like has been a great success:
The Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary billboard is getting lots of buzz! Our *Go Vegan* message, displayed high and bold above Brighton Blvd., is taking the animals message to the streets.
We have received dozens of Thank Yous, and letters of support, in addition to repeated website visits from the Colorado Livestock Association, the Western Dairy Council, the Farm bureau, and others in the opposition.
The Billboard is doing its job 24/7 on behalf of billions of animals.
Now we need your support to continue this campaign. The bill has come due and we need to raise at least $4000.00
Please help us continue to take on these critical outreach campaigns despite our non-stop work here at the sanctuary – especially during the Stock Show when we are the only voice they cannot silence!
I only became involved at Peaceful Prairie in my last few months before I moved from the Denver area, but Michele and Chris and all of the PPS residents made a big impression on me, despite the very few visits I managed to make. They are the reason, without a doubt, that I have been so active at Poplar Spring.
I have a lot of respect for both sanctuaries, and feel lucky that I have been surrounded by people who really live their beliefs. Michele did an interview with Satya a few months back, which really highlights where she stands when it comes to animal rights. I also like using the literature she came up with when I leaflet.
So if you have a chance, check out Peaceful Prairie’s website and their blog. The blog doesn’t get updated very often, but they have a beautiful way of letting you get to know some of the residents at Peaceful Prairie that I find very touching.