Sunshine needs your help. A program operated jointly by the Canadian Government (CFIA)* and the animal/dairy/meat industry contacted Sherry & Yan (Sunshine's people) in February, wanting to slaughter him as part of an "eradication program." Sunshine is a healthy, happy, member of their family, and lives on a vegan agri-tourism farm / animal sanctuary in Ontario.
Sunshine (he pronounes his name "Shmunshmine") is a beautiful happy boy who likes to snuggle and radiates love for everybody. He has already been saved twice: first from being killed or eaten as an unwanted newborn, then because he came to his forever home as a malnourished & neglected baby -- now he needs kind humans to save his life again.
The allegation is that since he is of the same breed, he may have genealogy links to an Ontario dairy farm where a rare and non threatening goat & sheep degenerative disease (scrapie) was reported in one goat (third case in Canada's recorded history).
Sunshine & the rest of the Piebird goat friends need your help and they will love you forever for your kindness.
UPDATE: View the petition for an update (April 23rd)
* Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA, North Bay, Ontario) -- we hope this online awareness-campaign created to support our friends Sherry & Yan (Sunshine's people) allows the CFIA the respect & room needed to simply remove this unnecessary threat. He is healthy, happy and loved by many.
A morning goat-kiss
-- said Sherry & Yan who have devoted their lives to providing a safe and loving home for animals.
Double-decker goat snuggle!
He loves music as much as snuggles
"If reincarnation exists I want to come back as a goat at Piebird"
-- from a letter to Sunny
SHARE -- Tell your friends & you community about Sunshine.
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DONATE -- Donations are direct to Sherry & Yan (Piebird) and they've indicated it will be divided between money for their gracious lawyer (and her animal rights organization), as well as funds for marketing so we can all help Sherry & Yan tell this story until Sunny is safe.
SIGN PETITION -- change.org/savesunshine -- The happiest goats in the entire world need your help!
Or just write the CFIA yourself
Everybody loves Sunny!
Sunshine the flower boy
Sunshine has been in numerous wedding ceremonies, works of art and his loving spirit has influenced many to go veg!
He's been mentioned in song, he's taught children to dance & has kissed way more people than could ever be counted!
Glowing Sunshine in the sunshine
Fall is one of his 4 favourite seasons
Goat friends are fun!
Write a letter to Sunshine. He writes back! For years Sunshine has enjoyed having penpals from around the World --
Sunshine LOVES sunny days!