The Open Sanctuary Project Launches 200th Free Resource

The Open Sanctuary Project Launches 200th Free Resource

The nonprofit organization is dedicated to compiling responsible guides for farmed animal sanctuaries


Boulder Colorado, Wednesday June 19, 2019

This week, the Open Sanctuary Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, published its 200th free resource (How To Conduct A Donkey Health Examination) for the benefit of farmed animal sanctuaries and rescues.

As the animal rights movement grows, the farmed animal sanctuary community grows alongside it, with over 200 known farmed animal sanctuaries worldwide. In the past, without practical sustainability resources and compassionate care information, sanctuaries have faced the arduous task of largely charting their own path through the complex and underregulated world of farmed animal sanctuary operation and animal care, with valuable but limited informational support from existing farmed animal sanctuaries.

The Open Sanctuary Project’s team of researchers has been dedicated to creating and updating resources daily, collaborating with experts in the sanctuary community, as well as visiting farmed animal sanctuaries in North America to assess the community’s most relevant needs to address in the future.

Since launching in 2018, The Open Sanctuary Project’s resources have been accessed over 65,000 times by people on every continent other than Antarctica, demonstrating the strong demand for information from a non-animal agricultural perspective in addition to actionable sanctuary management guides.

“We’ve published some of the first sanctuary-specific guides on topics that are quite surprising to have never been widely available before, such as managing Fatty Liver Hemorrhagic Syndrome from a sanctuary perspective, and potentially the first head-to-toe basic online turkey health examination, among others,” says Zee Griffler, Executive Editor, “We are hoping to pool the extensive knowledge that sanctuaries have amassed and make it safely accessible to compassionate animal caregivers everywhere.”

The Open Sanctuary Project is a freely accessible, always growing digital guide for any resources or information you need in order to responsibly create and successfully manage a farmed animal sanctuary, or to provide the best possible care for farmed animals in order to help them live long, healthy, happy lives free of exploitation. All of our resources are researched and responsibly crafted with the intention of maximizing compassionate ongoing care for animals in need of help and sanctuary, without any promotion or advocacy for their use.


Notes To The Editor:

We would be happy to provide additional information or interviews if wished for, including with our Executive Director or Executive Editor. We can also share some statistics on the number of times the resources have been accessed and where in the world they’ve been accessed. We can also supply our logo or staff pictures, whatever you’d be interested in.