Support the first farmed animal sanctuary founded in South America.
Our sanctuary is a registered 501 c3 in the United States, so all donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is: 47-3548963
Your monthly pledge will guarantee them a happy and care-free life.
Paramatma is a Sanskrit word meaning “God in the heart.” Param: Supreme; Atma: Soul. So the main objective of our animal shelter is to teach the world that God is in the heart of all living beings.
Balarama really is a giant. When standing his shoulders are close 6 feet high and he must weigh well over 1500 pounds, and yet, he is the sweetest thing. He is Juliana’s ‘big boy’ and she loves him so much. You’ll notice that he has a very distinctive mark on his forehead — a love heart!!!
Balarama is happy grazing all day like most cows or bulls, only he has the reassurance that he will never be killed and will live a long and natural life. Most people are unaware that cattle can live as long as 25 years, but sadly most dairy cows only live for 3 years. Another odd thing about our modern society is that most people have never seen a cow or bull in the flesh. These docile and kind animals that serve humankind unconditionally are often kept away from public view in crowded feedlots. When people get to see and pat these gentle giants they are overwhelmed with joy and typically feel conflicted afterward about their decision to eat meat. I am sure that if you ever got to meet Balarama you too would fall in love.