Cancer Led Lisa Miskella to Her Passion of Helping Abused Animals

Cancer Led Lisa Miskella to Her Passion of Helping Abused Animals

Did you know that most state criminal anti-cruelty laws and the Federal Animal Welfare Act don’t protect farmed animals? And when the laws do protect, they are rarely enforced.

Meet an unsung hero … Lisa Miskella.

With her lifelong passion for helping abused animals, Lisa created Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary (FFAS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in mid 2018. Lisa has a diploma in animal psychology, animal behavior and is certified in goat husbandry.

After recovering from cancer, and loving animals since she was a child, Lisa pursued her dream of having a meaningful and worthwhile life rescuing animals. This led her to creating FFAS. Now she would like to expand her sanctuary to save even more lives.

Collage of images created from her media broadcast. Please view Lisa’s interview HERE to see her amazing journey in helping animals.

Out from Slaughterhouses into a Loving Farm Sanctuary

Lisa’s focus is on farmed animals because of the overwhelming abuse to many breeds of farm animals, such as goats, sheep, rabbits, chicken, ducks, cows, pigs, horses and others.

These animals are cramped into cages too small to allow them to move even an inch in some cases. Many are physically altered without anesthesia, nor provided with medical care when sick or injured. They can’t roam around with freedom nor be with their young ones who are taken away at an early age for slaughter. Some actually have tried to save their young because they know they will never see them again.  This is the life of most farm animals. They only know abuse, torture and slaughter.

Animals are sentient beings…
They feel pain, fear, loss, joy, just like humans.

FFAS rescues animals from abusive situations, livestock auctions and slaughter houses. They rehabilitate these traumatized animals.

Lisa would like to expand her sanctuary so that she will be able to save more abused animals. Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary relies completely on donations to maintain the sanctuary.

 

Meet sweet Matilda

Matilda, a 2 month old goat, was rescued from a livestock auction in 2018. She was very ill with lice, worms, and coccidia, and an infected ear from the auction tag in her ear. Now she is healthy and safe at Freedom Farm. 

Lisa remembers the day she saved a goat named Goldie at one of the auctions:

 “There were hundreds of goats and sheep packed into a corral with no place to move around. I knew that I only had the space to adopt one or two from the group. I noticed Goldie looking at me and watching me walk around the room. No matter where I stood, she found a way to get through the crowded pen to stand in front of me. She chose me! Like many of our other rescues, she had lice and parasites. She also had a severe ear infection where the #39 identification tag was punched through. I’m happy to report that Goldie is healed and thriving at the farm! It’s so fun to watch her as she has taken on the role of  ‘mother’ to all of the younger rescues,” says Lisa

Some Eye-Opening Statistics

 

What are some of the statistics? About 54 billion animals have been killed in the U.S. for food in 2018. The 8 x 10″ cage is where egg-laying hens live their entire lives. Breeding pigs live in crates so small that they can’t move, 2 x 6.6′. These farms are called ‘factory farms’, where they are pumping out products at a very quick pace to meet demand and produce profits. 99% of farm animals are ‘living’ the factory farm nightmare.

… more statistics

 

Thank you to the Many Rescue Organizations

 

There are luckily many organizations helping animals. But given the enormity of the statistics, it is minuscule. People are becoming more aware of animal welfare. Awhile ago, I started making a list of 501c organizations that are helping animals. There were too many. About 100+ are listed on my directory of rescue organizations, in the hopes that it gives our viewers information to help the organizations who are at the frontlines of helping abused animals.

Some of the organizations listed on the directory are:

 

4 Ways You Can Help Animals

Many people don’t connect the dots between the food they eat, or the products they wear or use, to the sentient beings behind the products. We see cows hiding their calves because they already have learned that they will never see their babies again (so that humans can have their milk), or running after trucks that are driving away with their babies to the slaughterhouses.

Sharing Information

One way people can easily help is to share information across social media. This promotes awareness that can lead to additional help. One can share information about rescue organizations such as Lisa’s, as well as sharing petitions, articles of information, or great recipes that don’t use animal products.

Purchasing cruelty-free products

I created an online store that highlights compassionate products making it easier for people to find great cruelty-free and ‘go-green’ products. Parents can share great books about loving animals with young children. Once they get attached to animals, they will be life-long animal lovers.

Volunteering at organizations

Sanctuaries would love your onsite assistance for caring for their animals, with helping to maintain barns, and assisting with tours at their farms.

Donations

And maybe the easiest way is to donate funds so that organizations can support their animals.

 

Would you like to Help Lisa Save More Suffering Animals?

The truth is that the situation for farm animals is very heartbreaking. But Lisa is making a difference. She needs your help to expand her sanctuary to save more lives.

People feel good when they do something to help others. Luckily, more people are considering helping animals. Whether it’s by drinking plant-based milk, reducing the amount of meat eaten, buying less leather, or donating to animal welfare organizations, every little bit counts.

Please consider donating to Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary. Any amount would be appreciated. You will be helping to save a life.

 

I am creating a fundraiser for Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary to help them in their quest of helping abused animals and expanding the number of animals they can save. I hope that you can share this post to support this wonderful organization.

In appreciation for a donation of $50 or more, I will send individuals (continental U.S. only) my Helping Abused Animals bag to showcase your love of animals.

If you would like to donate,
100% of proceeds goes towards the
Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary

Would you like to donate to Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary?

It will enable them to save more animals.

Thank you for caring about animals and considering to donate to help Lisa save more farm animals.  Sharing this information with your friends and social media connections will great help too.

 

Dahlia Benaroya

Founder, Helping Abused Animals
Owner, Dahlia Web Designs LLC

5 Great Successes in Helping Abused Animals

5 Great Successes in Helping Abused Animals

The world is progressing in helping abused animals. Feel great about the following success stories and see who is helping abused animals:

The farmers:

Derbyshire farmer turns his farm for human consumption to one that is a vegan farm. He couldn’t look into the eyes of his cows knowing that he would betray them. killing animals for meat was “morally indefensible”. They sent their 70 cows to a sanctuary in Norfolk, England, keeping 12 cows as loving companions. The farm now grows vegetables and will include a restaurant, cookery school and shop. Mercy For Animals uncovered investigations and #helpingabusedanimals. They indicate that millions around the world are becoming vegan.

Thank you to Mercy for Animals for their happy cows picture.

The famous:

Beyoncé announced that she is going #vegan. If she can get her 112  million followers to join her, that would be immense in #helpingabusedanimals.

The Government:

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, R-PA, feels that “There is something wrong with a society that wouldn’t protect innocent animals.” He co-created a bill with U.S. Senator Richard Blumental, D-CT to outlaw the heinous form of animal abused “crushing’, where deranged individuals main and torture animals. See the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) allows those found guilty of such acts would face felony charges and seven years in prison.

Organizations:

Thanks to White Coat Waste Project‘s efforts, investigations, lawsuits, and the members of Congress like Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Dr. Jane Goodall, the FDA ends an addiction study that kills lab monkeys. White Coat Waste Project has been working to stop the government’s $15 billion animal testing program.

Wildlife SOS is working tireless to save India’s wildlife. Recently, they saved two extremely rare Himalayan brown bears. Their medical support saved a rare black terrapin turtle. Their anti-poaching team assists the Forest Department and Police in the fight against an $8 -$ 10 billion wildlife trafficking and illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products.

Great Books Endearing Children to Animals:

There are many wonderful books that young children should read to endear them to animals and to learn about veganism. See sample books at our JustVegan.shop, such as “V Is for Vegan” and Charlotte’s Web. Kids grow up loving animals.

 

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Manufactured Leather and Fur are Helping Abused Animals

Manufactured Leather and Fur are Helping Abused Animals

Great news!

More and more companies are manufacturing products with materials that look and feel like leather and fur, but are not derived from animals. This is because they realize how abusive leather and other materials and fabrics are when made from animals. And they also realize that consumers are becoming more aware and conscious of their purchases, wanting compassionate products. Consumers are demanding an end to animal testing and animal derived products. Businesses that don’t meet this growing consumer demand are growing go out of favor.

 

Meet a pioneer and global leader in vegan design, Deborah DiMare. Her video explains how wonderful these new products are and why more consumers are choosing compassionate products.

Deborah is an accomplished vegan design expert, luxury interior decorator, published author, TV personality, educational speaker, a global influencer for the vegan design movement and founder of DiMare Design. She created VeganDesign.org to promote an understanding of fabulous vegan options and why these should replace animal derived products.

Click HERE to see a list of many beautiful vegan fabrics taking over the market.

Vegan Design Online Class

VeganDesign.org offers an accredited online courses for professional designers, students and non-professional compassionate consumers that care about animal welfare.

Certified Vegan Class

The Vegan Design 101 Online Class

When purchasing, please use the code ‘HelpingAnimals‘ to receive 20% off.

Consumers will learn how wonderful vegan materials are. Professionals will receive a Certificate of Completion to display on their marketing materials. Students will receive an accredited 7.5 CEUs.

Other offerings include on-site classes, lectures, seminars and internship programs.

Consumer trends show that:1

56% of Americans stop buying from brands they believe are unethical.

16 Million people in the U.S. are now vegan or vegetarian. That is a growth of 13 Million since 2009.

 72% of Americans oppose testing products on animals.

30-55% of global consumers are willing to pay more for socially responsible companies.

One BILLION animals are killed every year for their skin and fur. 1

Animals feel pain too

Innovative materials are a true luxury, rather than [animal] leather, which as become a commodity.

Stella McCartney

Fashion Designer

Design Industry Statistics1

  • 80% of the world’s leather comes from China. China has no regulations on leather, so dogs and cats are often used for leather hides.
  • The fur and skins industry is not transparent about the statistics. The following estimates are based on research:
    • 12 geese for 1 down pillow
    • 8 cows for 1 sofa
    • 150 chinchillas for 1 full-length coat,
    • 60 minks for 1 full-length coat

For additional statistics, please see https://vegandesign.org/industry-facts/.

Mercy For Animals Shows How Vegan Diet Saves Animals and The Environment

Mercy For Animals Shows How Vegan Diet Saves Animals and The Environment

A vegan diet saves animals and the environment. Mercy for Animals is an awesome organization which is constantly helping abused animals. I just saw their latest statistics on the beneficial effects of eating a vegan diet. A great reminder to those who are not vegan.

To quote Mercy for Animals’ statistics, “Each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves

  • 110 gallons of water
  • 45 lbs of grain
  • 30 sq ft of forests
  • 20 lbs of CO2
  • the life of one animal

Go vegan! There are great recipes and restaurants. Some are listed HERE under our Resources Section.

For more information about Mercy for Animals, checkout our directory listing HERE.

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About: World Animal Protection – Helping Abused Animals

About: World Animal Protection – Helping Abused Animals

Thank you to World Animal Protection for helping abused animals globally. They have updated our post with the latest information as of 5-9-2014. Thank you World Animal Protection for the update.

The World Animal Protection works to tackle animal cruelty across the globe. They work to stop the unnecessary and inhumane culling of dogs in communities. They help the millions of farm animals suffering from the cruel conditions of factory farming by encouraging humane farming practices. When a disaster strikes, World Animal Protection is there to assist animals both in the immediate aftermath and in the long-term. They also work to rescue bears in captivity and protect marine life. Through their educational programs, they help people to understand the importance of good animal welfare.

World Animal Protection works directly with animals and with the people and organizations that can prevent cruelty and ensure that animals are treated with respect and compassion.

World Animal Protection actively works in more than 50 countries and collaborates with national governments, the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health to improve the lives of millions of animals. They bring animals into the heart of the most pressing global debates and prove the links between good animal welfare and successful sustainable development.

World Animal Protection is a world leader in animal-focused disaster response and risk reduction. With 30 years of experience, they are sometimes the only animal organization able to access disaster-struck regions and make a very real, immediate difference to suffering animals.

Charity Navigator Rating: 2.

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About: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

About: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

 

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Local Office: Washington, D.C.
International Office: Yarmouth Port, MA

IFAW is a  worldwide organization in helping abused animals. They have many projects that save animals in need globally, in more than 40 countries. They tirelessly rescue individual animals, campaign to prevent animal cruelty and advocate for the protection of wildlife and habitats. Projects include helping domestic animals such as dogs and cats. They save seals from brutal terror and killings. They defend the whales and protect elephants, tigers. IFAW also educations and pursues political action to further the protection and preservation of animals. They look for ways to address conflicts and challenges of animal populations. Viewers can help with donations, signing petitions, writing letters.

IFAW is recognized as a leader in helping abused animals by the Independent Charities of America. Their Charity Navigator rating though is only a 2 out of 4.

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