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GENTLE BARN FOUNDATION
December 20, 2012

Shameful behavior by a disgruntled group who clearly have a personal vendetta against the founders. The only reason there is an investigation against them is because the state is required by law to investigate any and all claims made against any non-profit. The facts remain that no wrong-doing was discovered and they have been compliant and transparent throughout the process. The only reason it's still open is because this group is continuing to make false accusations that must be vetted by law. Shameful, putting the animals and the people who find sanctuary there at risk. Just shameful.

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GENTLE BARN FOUNDATION
June 9, 2012

I've seen the Gentle Barn grow from its humble beginnings to what it is today. These accusations are preposterious. Ellie and Jay have always put the organization's needs above their own. They've made many many sacrifices and stayed the course in the face of extraordinary personal financial hardships. Anyone visiting the Gentle Barn will immediately realize that the animals who wind up in Jay and Ellie's care are the luckiest beings on the planet, especially considering their stories of abuse and neglect.

Jay and Ellie work hard to insure and provide for the long-term care of it's animals by continually improving the facilities and providing the highest quality care available to their animals. More importantly they emphasize efforts on immortalizing the animal's stories. In doing so, they create public awareness as to the horrors of factory farming and a host of other animal rights issues. I've met a number of families who've stopped consuming animal products as a direct result of their visit to the Gentle Barn.

In most organizations which experiences fast-paced growth, employees (or in this case volunteers) wind up feeling slighted due to their personal needs not getting met in some way. Or perhaps jealousy and contempt sets in due to unresolved issues or projections. It is malicious and down right vicious to retaliate with such unfounded accusations. I've witnessed first-hand how my contributions are used to care for the animals and, more importantly, how their stories are collected and re-told to make a huge impact on animal rights issues. I only fear how these unfounded projections might be percieved if no one was here to shed some real perspective.

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