What Is Sanctuary?

sanc·tu·ar·y

/ˈsaNGk(t)SHəˌwerē/

noun

noun: sanctuary; plural noun: sanctuaries

1.1. a place of refuge or safety.

“his sons took sanctuary in the church”

My story of sanctuary is not pretty.  I did not follow my own advice when becoming a sanctuary.  The word never entered my head, let alone the ponderance of its meaning.

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Statement Of Concern

P.E.A.C.E. Statement of Concern on Alberta Farm Sanctuary

P.E.A.C.E. has become aware of some issues of concern at a farm animal sanctuary in Alberta.  P.E.A.C.E. is making the following statement out of concern for the safety and well-being of the animals in the care of this sanctuary and at neighbouring sanctuaries, to make the community aware of current concerns, and to provide the sanctuary an opportunity to clearly address these concerns in public.

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Why Sanctuaries Close

In 2019 we had two farm animal sanctuaries close their doors here in British Columbia, Canada. From the experience of working through those two closures, as well as discussions with farm animal sanctuary owners who have watched many others come and go before, we would like to share our findings. Although it will be obvious to some, we have found it important as a neutral third party to inform the public (as well as anyone interested in starting a farm animal sanctuary themselves) as to common reasons why farm animal sanctuaries fail or close down.

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