FAR is a small charity run by volunteers that exists to save abused farm animals. Founded in 2012, with just two residents – a rooster named Bubble and a duck called Sqeak. And Bubble & Squeak still frolic at the farm today! We also run a community outreach program to help educate the nation about the day-to-day horror that the agricultural industry imposes on farm animals.
Today FAR is under severe pressure, forced to close our gates and suspend our popular Open Days which have been vital to raise community awareness about the lives of farm animals, and to raise funds to help care, feed and shelter our animal residents. Following the Queensland Government’s demand for Farm Animal Rescue (FAR) to pay $300,000 to upgrade the State-owned Dayboro Road at the front of the farm, we are pleased to see election promises from several major parties which may assist, pending election results. Regardless, FAR’s immediate future is uncertain. What we do know is that:
The government’s indefinite Visitor Ban remains until the Dayboro roadworks commence, which could be anytime from 6-18 months.
FAR needs to raise $50,000 to continue to care for, feed and shelter our farm animal residents over the next six months. This will also enable us to utilise our small cash reserve to help get the roadwork started if required, instead of having to sacrifice the operating costs that support our animals.
FAR’s Mission is to create a compassionate world. Five years’ young, we’re only getting started. Please help support our animal residents by helping keep our sanctuary open with a donation.