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Purpose comes in unexpected ways, but as I reflect on my life experience, I see a million moments that logically led to where I sit today. For our guest today Shaleen Shah, it started many decades ago with a love for horses. A love that led to a rescue of a horse named Haa-lee led to another rescue and eventually to the creation of Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary located in Erie, Colorado.
To date, Luvin Arms has rescued over 800 animals from circumstances of neglect, abuse, and the systematic terror of animal agriculture. They have exponentially raised awareness among humans that animals are individuals with families, emotions, and community needs. They have taught tens of thousands that these sacred beings have the same right as people to live peaceful and loving lives in their natural habitats.
Steeped in the principle of Ahimsa, Luvin Arms is dedicated to a way of life that embraces nonviolence toward all living beings. As stated on their website, they provide exceptional lifelong social, emotional, and cognitive care to rescued farmed animals, and advocate for those who have not been rescued by sharing our residents’ stories to inspire, educate, and empower others to embrace a more compassionate and sustainable lifestyle.
Shaleen and his wife Shilpi founded Luvin Arms in 2015 with zero ideas of how to build a sanctuary. They faced an extraordinary task ahead but could not deny the circumstances that unfolded or the knowing that the universe was asking them to step into a completely new purpose in life. So with a deep calling on their hearts, two young children, and a mountain of obstacles ahead of them, they went for it.
We are so grateful for the conversation before you; admittedly, my heart was deeply touched while researching for this show, and I shed a few tears along the way.
Thank you for tuning in.
In this episode we discuss:
- a day in the life at the Farm Sanctuary
- dairy industry practices
- discovering and figuring out veganism
- cheese addiction
- rescuing horses from auction
- cannot deny calls from the universe
- how Luvin Arms was born
- scariest moments in the transition from entrepreneurship to saving animal lives
- stories of first rescues
- animals learning to trust humans again
- commitment to the practice of ahimsa
- compassion for all beings
- purity is within us, peace is within us
- inspiration for the creation of Open Sanctuary
- how to start a sanctuary
- purpose of antibiotics in the farming industry
- living a fully ahimsa life
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