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Scotland to Open Its First Vegan Farmed Animal Sanctuary

Entrepreneur Lynn Jolly was inspired to raise funds to open the sanctuary after her own experience with animal rescue.

Scotland may soon have its first totally vegan farmed animal sanctuary, incorporating humane education outreach into their animal rescue efforts. Lynn Jolly, the founder of the UK’s first and only independent networking site for vegans—Bohemian Hippy—recently created a campaign to raise funds for the forthcoming sanctuary. She was inspired to launch the project following her experience rescuing and rehabilitating a two-year-old bull—whom she named Prince—from the dairy industry last year. After overcoming legal hurdles to gain custody of Prince, and then faced with the difficulty of re-homing him, Jolly wanted to make sure there was a space in Scotland that would provide long-term care for rescued farmed animals. Upon its development, the sanctuary will also serve as a respite for people, as Jolly plans to offer yoga, meditation, and counseling at the facility—as well as a vegan café and animal rights merchandise shop. To fulfill her vision, Jolly aims to raise $200,000 to fund the opening of the sanctuary. This news comes on the heels of vegan butcher shop Herbivorous Butcher’s announcement that they are planning to open a farmed animal sanctuary, Herbivorous Acres, in Minnesota.

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