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Meet some of the free-roaming animals who we have rescued at FAR

Farm Animal Rescue is home to over 90 rescued pigs, cows, goats, sheep and chickens who have been rescued from the animal agriculture or food industry.


Rocky the rescued rooster Rocky the rooster arrived at sanctuary on 28th May in 2016, and no doubt got his name for his toughness after sustaining a terrible injury, and somehow still surviving.   Rocky started life hatching at a backyard chicken breeder. A roosters’ life is considered worthless in the egg industry as they …

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Malcolm rescued lamb


Malcolm – rescued lamb Look deep into his eyes and you can see so many emotions – curiosity, hope, trust, innocence.  And maybe just a little bit of enduring fear …does he dare believe he is now safe? Malcolm is not meant to be here today.  On the 8th April 2019, he was only 30 …

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Muffin with bandage


How kindness changed the world for one chicken “That day was unusual because it was the day I’d given up. I think we all had. I stared down at the floor where I was standing uncomfortably, my breathing laboured from the stench of the urine and excrement I’d been living in for weeks, the putrid …

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Boston Compassion saved a tiny lamb Tiny lamb Boston spent his first few hours experiencing the world by his mum’s side.  Pregnancy had been particularly hard for Boston’s mum this time around, however. Because drought was biting hard, there was very little pasture, and no real promise of rain to come.  Boston’s mum was forced …

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Starr A tiny newborn baby lamb was found on the ground alongside a roadside, alone and freezing cold on August 12th 2019. She had been born on the truck transporting  her mother and then was then discarded, perhaps only moments old.  We know that slaughterhouses will not accept baby lambs, but we will never understand  …

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Rescued goat Jethro


Rescued goat Jethro When Jethro the goat was rescued he hit the farm running. With no respect for gates and only fleeting respect for fences, he is proving a handful. His wild ways are even meaning that it is taking a while for him to be accepted by the herd. Rescued as a breeding buck …

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Lamb rescue

Malcolm, Martin & Nelson

Rescued lambs Malcolm, Martin & Nelson Nelson, Martin & Malcolm are three lambs rescued from a slaughterhouse just thirty minutes before they were due to be slaughtered. The boys became immediately famous after rescue and known as the Dominion Lambs, their photo has appeared in papers and news programs around the world as a beacon …

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Precious and Sam


Precious According to the Oxford dictionary the word precious as an adjective means “of great value, not to be wasted or treated carelessly” and as a noun it is used as a term for a beloved. Whilst the Angus beef industry from which Precious was rescued considered her value only in the steak they could …

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Lola was born onto a commercial farm, but things did not go well for her and she ended up being bottle fed by the farm house. However, after a while the bottle feeding became too much for the farmer and she decided to leave Lola outside with the flock to see if she would survive. …

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Farm Animal Rescue Inc.

1713 Dayboro Road
QLD 4521

FAR Management Committee

President - Brad King
Vice President - Carol Slater
Treasurer - Kim Payne
Secretary - Aaron Lee

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