For the past few weeks, my wife Chelsea and I have been surrounded by green hills and hundreds of cute, fuzzy animals. Crowing roosters kick-start each day of our picture-perfect pastoral scene.
We are volunteering at Farm Sanctuary’s animal sanctuary in Northern California. For the month of February, we're sharing a house with other volunteers and contributing our time to this farm animal rescue and advocacy organization.
While Chelsea cares directly for the sanctuary animals, I’ve dedicated this month to creating videos and photographs to tell their stories. Prior to their lives here, the tales often begin at unseen factory farms, where 99 percent of animals in the U.S. are raised.