Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q | What does P.E.A.C.E. do?
P.E.A.C.E. is a volunteer-run Canadian charity, uniting and working with Canadian farm sanctuaries through resources, rescues and education. Learn More.
Q | When was P.E.A.C.E. established?
P.E.A.C.E. was established January 2019 in British Columbia, Canada, and we received our Canadian charity status later that same year.
P.E.A.C.E. Rescue started in British Columbia in 2019, and then expanded into Alberta. As of 2020 we work with sanctuaries in Western Canada.
The Billy Fund was established in 2019.
P.E.A.C.E. Humane was established in 2020.
Q | Does P.E.A.C.E. have a sanctuary?
P.E.A.C.E. does not have a farm sanctuary; we are a rescue group. We started to help BC farm sanctuaries and farmed animals as we saw a need for an organization dedicated to helping with rescue and transport of farmed animals.
We have a P.E.A.C.E. truck and trailer dedicated to P.E.A.C.E. rescues, and through a network of Western Canadian farm sanctuaries and P.E.A.C.E. volunteers we organize homing, fostering and transport of rescued farmed animals.
Q | What is P.E.A.C.E.’s short and long term goals?
P.E.A.C.E.’s short term plans are to establish a P.E.A.C.E. Rescue location in BC, as we see a big need to help sanctuaries with foster and quarantine of rescued farmed animals here.
P.E.A.C.E.’s long term goals are to have a dedicated P.E.A.C.E. truck and trailer in each province of Western Canada, with dedicated P.E.A.C.E. foster and quarantine locations.
Q | What does P.E.A.C.E. mean when they state their vision is “a compassionate world for all sentient beings”?
Microsanctuary Resource Center explains it best in their core principles, which P.E.A.C.E. ascribes to:
“Microsanctuaries will strive to be spaces of collective liberation, where beings of all species (including humans) can be safe from violence, oppression, and exploitation: We support humans from all communities to become participants of this movement for non-humans and encourage microsanctuary caretakers to also learn about and actively support human social justice movements.”
Q | What does P.E.A.C.E. mean when they state their vision is “supported by the ethics of veganism”?
Ethical veganism is to promote a message of peaceful coexistence and non-exploitation of all animals (ref AFSO), committed to rejecting any form of non-human exploitation, and advocating that others do the same (ref MRC).
Q | What does P.E.A.C.E. mean when they state their vision is “modeled by sustainable farm sanctuaries”?
Being sustainable can mean different things to different people, depending on their needs. P.E.A.C.E. is assisting through offering continued education and support to the public and already-established farm sanctuaries.
Running a sanctuary is a serious and generally life-long commitment. It is crucial to the longevity of a sanctuary for founders and sanctuary operators to be knowledgeable in and tend not only to rescue and animal care, but to all aspects of running a sustainable non-profit organization.
P.E.A.C.E. is not here to assist in the running of farm sanctuaries; that is the responsibility of individual sanctuaries. P.E.A.C.E. provides support to sanctuaries through classes & workshops, resources, as well as rescue support.
Q | Does P.E.A.C.E. buy animals?
Part of P.E.A.C.E.’s Rescue Policy is that we do not buy animals. For more information on the subject, please read below links.
Microsanctuary Resource Center – Animals Will Not Be Purchased From For-Profit Sources | Farm Sanctuary – Here’s Why You Shouldn’t “Rescue” Animals by Buying Them | The Open Sanctuary Project – Paying For Rescues | RASTA Sanctuary – Why Buying Animals Is Not Rescue
Q | What is P.E.A.C.E.’s stance on horseback riding?
P.E.A.C.E. does not support horseback riding. We understand, in the vegan community there are different views on this. Education is key and we always reference the YouTube video Is Horse Riding Cruel? Is It Vegan? and The Open Sanctuary Project’s resource Animal Sanctuaries Should Be A Place Of Non-Exploitation.
Q | Does P.E.A.C.E. work with non-vegan sanctuaries and animal rescues?
Yes. There are non-vegan rescues and sanctuaries, usually started as dog and cat rescues, who also offer homes to farmed animals. The core group of sanctuaries we work with are vegan, but there are always too many animals needing homes, and not enough homes. Our main focus is working with organizations offering safe, no-kill forever homes for farmed animals.
Q | Does P.E.A.C.E. govern over sanctuaries?
P.E.A.C.E. is not a governing or regulatory body, and no such governing or regulatory body exists for farm sanctuaries. P.E.A.C.E. is a rescue and support organization that works with Canadian farm sanctuaries.
P.E.A.C.E. actively encourages Canadian sanctuaries to voluntarily undertake the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Certification, which is the only animal sanctuary accreditation program serving animals worldwide.
Q | Who is part of P.E.A.C.E.?
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021
President | Melissa Maltais
Vice President | Carrie Shogan
Secretary | Kali Nelson
Treasurer | Hugo Slabbert
Director | Zoe Peled
Director | Alysa Ferguson
OTHER POSITIONS 2021
Executive Director | Sarien Slabbert
Human Resources | Victoria Bailey
Sanctuary Representative | Michelle Singleton