Jamie Castano is no stranger to rescuing animals. However, when had he saved one horse from almost certain slaughter in 2017, it had a profound effect on him. That’s because the animal’s response to her newfound freedom touched him deeply.
Castano founded Freedom Farm Animal Rescue in New Jersey in 2014. The creatures that the non-profit works with have usually been rescued from a lifetime of neglect and abuse. Furthermore, lots of animals Castano and his organization rescue come directly from slaughterhouses where their only fate is often death.
Animal lover Castano first became dedicated to saving livestock after rescuing a lamb named Clark in 2016. Around about the same time, he and his girlfriend became vegan after becoming aware of the brutal reality of the meat and dairy industries.