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Kathy Stevens Founded a 150-Acre Animal Sanctuary and Rescued More Than 5,000 Animals

Action and Ambition

Welcome to another episode of Action and Ambition. Joining us today is Kathy Stevens. She is a teacher, Writer, Farm Girl, and the Founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a 150-acre refuge in New York’s Hudson Valley for 11 species of farmed animals rescued from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment. After turning down an offer in 2001 to lead a new charter high school, Kathy founded Catskill Animal Sanctuary, which became one of the world’s leading sanctuaries for farmed animals and saved more than 5,000 non-human individuals from direct rescue. She is the host of the weekly podcast, All Beings Considered and is the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings and Animal Camp. Kathy takes her message of kindness to all beings to conferences and colleges across the U.S. and Canada. She contributes to books, podcasts, and articles on animal sentience, animal rights, and veganism. Don’t miss out on this fun episode! You’ll love it!

30mins

11 Aug 2021

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Basement Writers - 22-08-2020 - Series 3 - Show 05 - Kathy Stevens host with Sandy Mackay, Hazel Sinclair and Val Cayford

zBasement Writers

Series 3 - Show 05 - Kathy Stevens host with Sandy Mackay (When our Jack went to War), Hazel Sinclair (The Perfect Ending) and Val Cayford (Penny Farthing)This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

25mins

22 Aug 2020

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Basement Writers - 15-08-2020 - Series 3 - Show 04 - Sandy Mackay host with Kathy Stevens and Sandy Mackay

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Series 3 - Show 04 - Sandy Mackay host with Kathy Stevens (Curious Circumstances) and Sandy Mackay (When Jack Went to War)This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

25mins

17 Aug 2020

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Episode 23 – Kathy Stevens – Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Sanctuary Tour

Kathy and BuddyPhoto – Property of Catskill Animal Sanctuary Kathy Stevens, Founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, author of Where the Blind Horse Sings, and Animal Camp, public speaker, educator and much more, sits down with me at the sanctuary amidst the goats, chickens, sheep, turkeys, and other animal friends whom she calls the “under-foots.” BartlebyPhoto by @pitchforkwarrior Kathy shares her story of how the sanctuary came to be, and her earlier years growing up and living amongst many farm animals. A teacher at heart, Kathy combined her love of teaching and her love for animals to build an educational sanctuary for rescued farmed animals almost 20 years ago. Catskill Animal Sanctuary sits on about 150 acres of beautiful land in Saugerties, New York surrounded by the Catskills. Kathy is one of the pioneers in the animal rescue and sanctuary world, and is as passionate as they come! Her love for animals and the work she does is contagious – bringing her message of kindness and compassion for all beings to everyone she meets. Michael the turkey greets me as I arrive and is constantly distracting us as he walks by, runs up to caregivers for treats, and entertains us with his amazing personality. MichaelPhoto by @pitchforkwarrior Kathy with AudreyPhoto – Property of Catskill Animal Sanctuary We discuss the work she does at the sanctuary and beyond to educate and bring awareness to visitors about the many issues of factory farming through tours and their humane education program, the New Leaf Vegan Mentor Program, summer camps, public speaking events, and more. Kathy takes listeners on a virtual tour to meet one of the beloved rooster residents, “Al”- by telling his story and the story of the millions and millions of birds just like him who are not liberated, but are exploited in animal agriculture to be raised for food. Kathy talks about a condition called “bumble foot” that many birds raised in animal agriculture have, as well as many other health issues that come along with being raised to get really big really fast in the meat industry. She compares the size of Al and all of the problems he has to the size of a severely obese person and the problems they would have. This is typical for many of the rescued farmed animals to have serious health issues which are imposed on them in the factory farming and animal agriculture industries. This is Al photo by @pitchforkwarrior Kathy references the book, Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry by Leah Garces that describes in detail the horrifying conditions of a chicken house and the work that Mercy for Animals is doing to change this. Kathy and AudreyPhoto – Property of Catskill Animal Sanctuary Kathy and I discuss her book Where the Blind Horse Sings, and her beloved animal friends whose stories she tells throughout the book. We discuss The China Study, by Dr. Colin Campbell which I am currently reading and the profound discoveries through years of research and a large team of doctors and scientists that prove animal protein and secretions are cancer causing, and we both agree that we have a lot of UN learning to do after years of being lied to by the industries (dairy industry and animal agriculture industry) that raise animals for food who tell us we NEED the protein from animal flesh and secretions. Although much research now proves and tells us otherwise, this proves to be an obstacle for some people who have these myths ingrained in them. Physicians for Responsible Medicine by Dr. Neal Barnard is also a good source for information to learn more about the link between animal based food and serious health issues. Kathy with EmmetPhoto – Property of Catskill Animal Sanctuary Was 2019 the “year of the vegan” as Forbes and The Economist predicted? “That depends on how you define veganism” Kathy says. Kathy goes in depth about her thoughts on veganism and what we all need to do. There is a sense of urgency and we are at a tipping point. She says they meet people where they are with love and urgency. Kathy and Tucker Photo – Property of Catskill Animal Sanctuary We discuss all of this and more in this episode. If you enjoy listening to this podcast, please rate and review the podcast on iTunes, and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit their website to learn more about the sanctuary, to shop, support, visit, and more! Check out their YouTube Channel for the video Kathy references of Violet the goat and many more cute videos! Order the cookbook Compassionate Cuisine for some fabulous recipes!! *HINT- the banana bread is the BEST EVER. oh, and the Shepard’s Pie!! YUM. Cookbook https://www.instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/ https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary/

48mins

5 Feb 2020

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Cynthia Hayes & Kathy Stevens

Fearless Fabulous You

Caring for a loved one diagnosed with cancer can be difficult, says cancer survivor, Cynthia Hayes, who created The Big Ordeal (www.thebigordeal.com) to provide a supportive community and helpful resources for both patients and caregivers. Animal neglect and hoarding are more widespread than you realize, says Kathy Stevens, founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary in the Hudson Valley (NY), which rescues and cares for abused and abandoned animals from farms and factories (www.casanctuary.org)This show is broadcast live on Wednesday's at 12PM ET on W4WN Radio – The Women 4 Women Network (www.w4wn.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (http://www.talk4media.com/).

50mins

25 Oct 2019

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Episode 113 - Kathy Stevens

The Animal Innovations Show

Kathy Stevens is the co-founder of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Since it’s opening in 2001, Kathy, along with other staff members have saved more than 5,000 non-human individuals through direct rescue. She is the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings and Animal Camp, two critically and popularly acclaimed books about the work of Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

22mins

15 Oct 2019

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004 Kathy Stevens: Vegan 101

Herd Around the Barn

In this episode, Kathy Stevens discusses: Over fifty reasons for living a vegan lifestyle. How farmed animal sanctuaries help us make emotional connections with animals that most of us only know as “food.” The lessons she learned from a rooster named Paulie How the farming of animals for human consumption negatively impacts the environment and how a vegan lifestyle will mitigate its effects. Key Takeaways: We all want our lives, and just like humans, animals feel pain, fear, and love and nurture their children. Vital resources we get from our land, the sea and rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate, but a vegan lifestyle would mitigate these impacts. Living a vegan lifestyle can help address many of the chronic health challenges created, in part, by a meat and dairy-centric diet. "When we eat animals, when we buy products tested on animals or clothing made from animals; we’re saying In effect to animals and to the planet, ‘I matter. You don’t.’" – Kathy Stevens Connect with Kathy Stevens: Facebook: facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS, facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary Twitter: twitter.com/CASanctuary/ Books: https://store.casanctuary.org/collections/books/products/where-the-blind-horse-sings Website: Catskill Animal Sanctuary Instagram: instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

10 Jul 2019

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002 Kathy Stevens: The Great Sheep Rambo

Herd Around the Barn

In this episode, Kathy Stevens discusses: How an animal who had never known love, kindness, or safety changed her life, and how his lessons inform much of what Catskill Animal Sanctuary is today. The choice to believe in humanity’s goodness, people’s capacity, and their willingness to change. Key Takeaways: All animals want their lives as much as we want ours. Animals have infinitely more capacity than most people understand. Choosing to recognize the disastrous path we are on is the first step to help animals, improve your health dramatically, and reduce your environmental footprint. "Rambo taught me that there were many more far-reaching lessons to be learned from animals than all the ones I learned when I was a kid." – Kathy Stevens Connect with Kathy Stevens: Facebook: facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS, facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary Twitter: twitter.com/CASanctuary/ Books: https://store.casanctuary.org/collections/books/products/where-the-blind-horse-sings Website: Catskill Animal Sanctuary Instagram: instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

3 Jul 2019

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001 Welcome to All Beings Considered with Kathy Stevens

Herd Around the Barn

Your host for All Beings Considered is Kathy Stevens, founder of upstate New York's beloved Catskill Animal Sanctuary, one of the nation's leading sanctuaries for farmed animals and an innovator in vegan programming.  Kathy is the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings and Animal Camp, and a frequent contributor to books, podcasts, and articles on animal sentience, animal rights, and veganism. Join her in this welcome episode, and feel the wholeheartedness with which she urges each of us to be our best selves in service to the animals, each other, and the planet we share. "The animals, humanity and the planet need the very best version of you right now." – Kathy Stevens Connect with Kathy Stevens: Facebook: facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS, facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary Twitter:   twitter.com/CASanctuary/ Books:  https://store.casanctuary.org/collections/books/products/where-the-blind-horse-sings Website: Catskill Animal Sanctuary Instagram: instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

27 Jun 2019

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Kathy Stevens: On Love, Hope, and a Vegan World

Species Unite

Kathy Stevens is the founder of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, or CAS. It’s based in upstate New York and she founded it in 2001 with a mission to rescue farmed animals, ignite social change to end their exploitation, and to champion vegan living. CAS has rescued and been haven to more than 5000 animals over the past two decades and currently has over 300 incredibly happy residents.  Kathy is also the author of 2 books: Where the Blind Horse Sings and Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals, and she is one of the best voices on veganism that I have ever had the pleasure to have listened to.  

36mins

13 Jun 2019

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