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June 2020

Donors contributed over $10,000 toward Gentle World's VeganLand project.

Cow Bella

It is with great joy that we share the news of our fundraising goal being not only reached, but exceeded, and we are delighted to inform you, our readers, that you have collectively contributed over $10,000 toward the VeganLand project.

On behalf of VeganLand’s first residents, we wish to express our gratitude to those of you who have donated, those of you who have helped to spread the word, and those of you who have sent messages of encouragement and solidarity. Thanks to all of you, we have now raised more than enough to provide everything our new friends will need in order to settle in to their new home. We look forward to sharing with you the news of just how far the funds end up going.

Cow Naevia

Only a year and a half ago, these five beautiful beings were born into a world that saw them as objects with no value other than the profit their bodies were capable of generating.

Cow Iolana

Now, we find it heartwarming to realize that Bella, Naevia, Iolana, Mirijam, and Anela have been rescued and adopted not only by Alessandra, HLFARN, Helena, Magical Creatures, and those of us here in Gentle World, but by an extended family of friends who recognize that each individual life embodies the sanctity of all life.

We wish to thank you all for welcoming these girls into the sanctuary of our collective care, and into the haven we co-create when we turn our backs against injustice and bigotry, and when we free our minds from the unnatural prejudice that insists on compartmentalizing sentient beings into arbitrary categories that deem some as worthy and some as unworthy of protection, some as deserving and some as undeserving of respect, some as valuable, and some as valueless.


Bella, Naevia, Iolana, Mirijam, and Anela don’t even know what $10,000 means.

Cow Anela

Nevertheless, everyone who played a part in this heartwarming effort can be confident in the knowledge that they will certainly know what it means to spend the rest of their lives being loved, being cared for, and being very well-fed. 


The fundraiser was started to bring five beautiful rescues from Big Island Dairy to their new home on VeganLand.

We wish to share the following story of when the cows were first rescued from the dairy, which reminded us of the babies these five beauties were only a year ago, shared on Instagram:

A little over a year ago we opened the doors for five small calves during the Dairy Rescue organized by HLFARN. I picked out five of the scrawniest looking babies out of the 61 we rescued that first day, knowing they would require extra care and attention.

The following weeks were filled with bottle feedings, medical treatments, and socialization for these confused and frightened girls. Anela arrived with a massive abscess on her throat, Mirijam suffered from a joint infection, and Naevia had a bad eye infection.

Over the months that followed, these girls grew strong and healthy, and today they are happy and thriving. They are about 800 lbs each and they are not done growing yet!

We realized from the beginning that our 13 acre property wouldn’t sustain a total of seven cows (two arrived during the lava evacuations of 2018) in addition to our 23 goats, six sheep, 15 pigs and seven chickens. Last year we started looking into lease options for additional pasture land to let our girls graze, rather than being fed imported hay from the mainland.

If everything goes as planned we will soon be bringing our girls up to VeganLand — Gentle World’s beautiful 34-acre piece — where they will have room to roam and endless grass to graze.

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