And-Hof Animals, sanctuary for Farm Animals + Permaculture is different than other animal sanctuaries.
Unlike traditional farms, the sanctuary is located I mile deep inside an intact, undisturbed forest. Never could we have imagined, when Henry and Henrietta moved into the little wood shed behind Kurt’s house, that the legacy of these 2 Birds would one day evolve into a save haven for abused and neglected animals. A place where we dedicate ourselves to their recovery and advocate for veganism as the quintessential vehicle to stop animals abuse; here we promote a lifestyle free of animal products as a fundamentally healthier way of life.
At And-Hof we recognize that animal rescue and animal advocacy is part of a much larger, complex ecology. Understanding the consequential impact of our work on the environment is paramount. Rescuing one life form at the expense of another creates a paradox. However, learning how different life forms can sustain each other, creates a profound environment of balanced coexistence for flora, fauna and humans alike!
To begin with, I believe in providing the animals with a maximum of autonomy and freedom within a framework that promotes safe co-habitation. Indeed, we have pens and barns on the farm, but most of the times the gates are wide open and (almost) everybody is encouraged to seek out for themselves the place they want to live and the company of animals they like the best.
A free animal that is mentally stimulated and is encouraged to indulge in its instinctual habits all day long, is less likely to cause trouble, or get sick, than an animal that is confined to a square pen with nothing or little to keep it occupied. And-Hof Sanctuary is the perfect place to provide stimulation for animals and people alike!