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Rescued Animal

Support the first

Farmed animal sanctuary founded in South America.

Donating to one of Food Yoga International’s sheltered animals at Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary in the Andes Mountains means you agree to help with the animal’s medical care and livelihood.

For as little as $10 a month, you can support maintaining fences, covering vet expenses, and providing food and care for the animals. There are only five human carers for these lovely animals and all of them are volunteers! Taking care of 140 animals is time-consuming work. These innocent animals need your support! Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary is a registered 501 c3 in the United States, and so too is Food for Life Global. All donations collected on behalf of the sanctuary will be given to the sanctuary. All donations are tax-deductible.

Your monthly pledge will guarantee them a happy and care-free life.

Our Mission

At Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary, we believe that all animals deserve respect and protection. Our slogan: Equality for all Beings is something we learned from Saint Francis of Assisi, who taught that all animals are our brothers and sisters. With this understanding, we do not discriminate by artificial designations of what animal is a “pet” and what animal is “food.” To us, all animals are family.

The main objective of our animal sanctuary is to teach the world that ALL living beings deserve respect.

Our Project

Our animal sanctuary is located in the Andes Mountains of Colombia. We are a few volunteers who have dedicated ourselves to caring for 140 rescued animals, including bulls, cows, llama, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, roosters, chickens, rabbits, pigs, a horse, along with educating people about how and why we have to respect animals and adopt a plant-based diet. We do this practically by showing how beautiful they are and how similar they are to us. We believe that humanity at large has lost connection with animals and now only see them as objects.

However, once people get connected with animals again, especially farm animals, by hugging them and spending time with them in a natural and peaceful environment, they come away happier and a fresh new perspective on life. Animals are just like us — they want to love, be peaceful, have freedom, respect, and friendship.

Balaram The Gentle Giant

Balarama really is a giant. When standing, his shoulders are 6 feet high and he must weigh well over 1500 pounds, and yet, he is the sweetest and gentle being. 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!!!

The story of Balarama’s arrival at our farm is a sad one, but also a day to rejoice. He was the son of a dairy cow that escaped to our farm. His mother broke through the fence and came to our farm distressed, looking for a safe haven to give birth to her new calf.

Instinctively, she knew that if the calf was male he would be killed within days and if female it would be destined to the dairy industry’s slavery and eventually killed. So Balaram was born on our farm and we took care of him from that day on. Juliana became his mother. To read a full story, go here: Brave Mother Cow Escapes Farmer To Save Her Newborn Son’s Life


Whether you help at our sanctuary located in the magic Andes Mountains in South America, or you help our project from the comfort of your home, you’ll make a real difference in the lives of homeless animals, meet others who love animals, and have lots of fun!

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