Edgar's Mission - Our mission is kindness Posted on 2 Sep 16:52 , 0 comments
Meet Edgar of Edgar’s Mission… Yes, he was a pig and he was the one who started it all!
Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals that seeks to create a humane and just world for non-human animals and humans alike. Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary is set on 153 peaceable acres situated just outside of Lancefield, nestled in the tranquility of the Macedon Ranges.
Edgar’s Mission was founded by the lovely Pam Ahern and named after her first rescued pig, Edgar. Edgar Alan Pig, aka ‘the pig who started it all’, sadly passed away shortly after his seventh birthday party in April 2010. Edgar, a gentle giant, touched so many people and was an amazing ambassador for pigs and farmed animals everywhere. He will be missed beyond words – but his mission will continue.
The purpose of Edgar's Mission is to provide shelter and direct care for homeless, abused, injured or abandoned animals, find permanent homes for mistreated and abandoned animals and promote adoption through education and example. They also show compassion, understanding and respect for all animals and promote responsible and humane treatment towards animals in our community through the provision of advice, education and information.
You too can visit Edgar's Mission by joining a tour, organising a school visit, or volunteering here!
Check out Leon Trotsky! When Leon was a wee piglet, his unwell mother fell on him crushing his hind limbs but not his determination to live. Needing time for his growing bones to heal was counter to Leon’s unfettered will to seek and explore. So a cart of tiny proportions was built to help him achieve his goals pain free and he no longer needs his rad wheels to get around. Find Leons full story here.
Here we have Valentine! Before arriving at Edgar’s Mission, Valentine’s mum Clarabelle lived on a dairy farm. There, every baby she carried, gave birth to and nurtured would have been taken away shortly after birth so her milk could be harvested for human consumption. Clarabelle had passed her ‘productive’ days and was sent to market, already carrying a calf in her bulging belly. When Valentine was born, Clarabelle hid her precious secret to keep her safe, little did she know that we would never dream of taking her baby away. Find Valentine and Clarabelles full story here.
And introducing Macho! Macho is a little smaller than he should be, his stunted growth a hallmark of neglect. The person responsible for the care of young Macho and his herd provided far too little feed, leaving several to succumb to starvation. Macho’s mum put everything into her baby and sadly, despite the best care, passed away soon after their rescue. Find Machos full story here.
You can find all of the information and more on their website - https://www.edgarsmission.org.au/
We here at Beserk look forward to continuing to contribute towards this amazing organisation and wish for you to join us! <3