EVEN Interview with Ellie Laks
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FROM Eugene Veg Education Network (EVEN)
August 2020

Ellie Laks is the Founder of The Gentle Barn Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates unwanted animals and heals people with similar stories of abuse and neglect.

Gentle Barn

She is a celebrated animal welfare advocate, humane educator, and the author of My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal, and Children Learn to Hope.

Ellie founded The Gentle Barn in 1999. She invented her own “gentle healing method” that allows old, sick, injured and terrified animals to fully recover using a combination of Western medicine, holistic modalities, holding therapy and lots of love. Ellie is an expert in rehabilitating orphaned and sick animals, like puppies with Parvo and calves from veal crates.

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Llama King

In her work at The Gentle Barn, she has hosted hundreds of thousands of visitors and developed programs for at-risk, underprivileged, and intellectually or developmentally disabled children. The rescued animals at The Gentle Barn also act as ambassadors of kindness and compassion for groups of war veterans, senior citizens, domestic abuse survivors, and those in recovery from addiction and gang affiliation....

You can't have a bad day after hugging a cow.
- Ellie Laks


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