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We All Need
Love

 
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WELCOME TO THE

INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HAPPINESS!

At a cellular level, all animals (human and non-human) crave happiness in their own way. Whether as dance-floor ecstasy or meditative contentment, scratches under the neck or fresh grass, a piece of music or a soft bed, happiness is a quality that elevates all life to a magical and transcendent state.

Compassion, relentlessly applied.

The Institute for Animal Happiness (IFAH) is a vegan microsanctuary and growing advocacy organization. The Institute seeks to foster greater compassion through education, creativity and direct action - in order to alleviate the suffering of all beings, human and non-human. We currently rescue, provide haven and care for abused chickens. In focusing on these small, completely discounted victims who are deemed to be worthless and expendable by society at large, we wish to make our compassionate mission very clear: all beings have rights, and all beings deserve to live free from cruelty and suffering. We are also establishing and sharing creative programs, resources and offerings that seek to inspire positive change.  We strive to continually increase our capacity for direct rescue and care, as well as foster art and opportunities that encourage joy, learning, dialogue and positive action for animals and all who are oppressed in a way that is linked clearly to the rainbow of social justice movements, while firmly grounded in a vegan, animal rights = human rights (Intersectional) philosophy.

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Come live in my heart
and pay no rent.

SAMUEL LOVER

 
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How did we get here?

Everyone here has a story. Everyone here came from difficult circumstances, and deserved better than how they were treated. Learn their names, learn where they each came from, and what you both might have in common. Click HERE.

 
 

KONMARI FOR THE CLUCKS

All across the world people are learning to clear out the clutter via Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method of Sparking Joy through Tidying Up! People are emptying closets, downsizing, minimal-izing and donating and it can benefit others. KonMari for the Clucks is a way for your unneeded possessions to help animal rescue (and keep stuff out of landfills!) It’s easy:

  • After you have KonMari’d items and decided what to say good-bye to (making sure to thank them for their service and purpose, just like Marie teaches!) designate one or more items’ proceeds to benefit the birds! The price can be ANYTHING - even $1! Every bit helps.

  • Do a yard sale, garage sale, eBay the item(s), sell on Craigstlist - whatever floats your boat and whatever is easiest. If you’d like a printable graphic like the one on the left, or something to share on social media announcing your participation, there are download links to the left under the image!

  • After your successful sale, donate the proceeds here by clicking this button:

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That’s it - you will have KonMari’d for the Clucks successfully,
and feel new lightness and peace!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

 

LOVE FESTS

Things change when we all come together to share!

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Your support is appreciated. every bit helps!

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