Peace Ridge was founded in 2001 in order to address animal cruelty, neglect and exploitation, and to promote vegan ethics in New England. We advocate for all animals - farmed animals, domestic companion animals, and wildlife.
We believe society needs to rethink the way that it views and interacts with animals in order to become a more peaceful and just society. We believe that social justice cannot be achieved unless we acknowledge the social injustice we perpetrate on animals.
Situated in downeast Maine, our sanctuary is currently home to over 240 farmed animals that come from all types of situations where they have been neglected, exploited, or abused. They all have their own stories, but what makes them especially unique from others just like them, is that they got out of their situation alive and are now safe with us. Since our founding, we have rescued over 1100 animals and will continue to spread our compassion in the future.