This Mother’s Day, Alicia Silverstone Reflects on What Being a “Kind Mama” Means to Her


In a letter penned for Farm Sanctuary, the country’s premier farm animal sanctuary and advocacy organization, in support of their annual Adopt a Farm Animal Mother’s Day campaign, Alicia Silverstone talks about visiting the award-winning Sanctuary with her son Bear over the years, and why raising him to care about all animals has been her “bedrock of being a Kind Mama.”

The letter reads:

“One of the greatest and most rewarding things in my life has been being a mom to Bear. Many of you have seen him grow up over the last decade because one of our very favorite things to do together is visit the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary!

For animal lovers, Mother’s Day can be bittersweet when we think of the other species who just want to love their babies and are robbed of the opportunity to exercise their maternal instinct because of human greed and exploitation in factory farming.

That’s why raising Bear with an awareness of animal sentience and compassion – not just for the animals we share our home with, but for the entire animal kingdom – has been my bedrock of being a Kind Mama.

Farm Sanctuary is a place where survivors of animal agriculture come to rest, to heal, discover friendships, and live as nature intended. Finally free from harm, these incredible animals learn to forgive humans and be incredible ambassadors of compassion.

This Mother’s Day, will you join me in adopting Olive and Maggie goats, Hayes cow, or Amari, Laura, and Bailey sheep? Your gift allows Farm Sanctuary to continue the life-saving work it does in animal rescue, and helps to nurture a new generation of young people who are inspired to create change.

Check out the animals’ inspirational stories here and consider giving the gift that gives!”

With a one-time gift of $35, people can join Silverstone in adopting an animal or family and supporting their new lives at Farm Sanctuary. Farm animal sponsorships make heartfelt gifts for moms, mother-figures, and other loved ones. Adopters receive a digital certificate featuring their chosen family that can be printed out for themselves or their gift recipient.

You can sponsor an animal here.


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