A TEXAS BEEF CATTLE RANCH THAT HAD A VEGAN CHANGE OF HEART & IS NOW A FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Located in the heart of cattle ranching country just outside of Austin, our sanctuary treats animals as friends and family not food. Each and every one of our 130 farm animals has a name, a story and a unique personality. They were all destined to become food or were deemed inconvenient to keep. At Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, all enjoy the freedom and love they deserve.
We were Texas cattle ranchers. We consumed animals just like many people do. Then the day came when the anguished cries of the mother cows watching their babies go to the sale barn could no longer be tolerated. A place where slaughter was the norm became a place of peace after enormous challenges were overcome. Read our story here.
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We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that ROWDY GIRL has been selected to premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto, the largest documentary film festival in North America! Tickets are available for two screenings on Apr 29th and May 3rd followed by Q&As with director/producer Jason Goldman alongside film subjects Renee King-Sonnen and Tommy Sonnen. Get ready to be moved, inspired, and motivated to make a difference for animals and the planet.
Unable to come to terms with the cruel reality of animal agriculture, a former Texas cattle rancher goes vegan and transforms her husband’s beef operation into a farmed animal sanctuary. When their story goes viral, she realizes her true calling: to help farmers transition to plant-based and end their business of animal agriculture. “Rowdy Girl” showcases the inspiring work of an animal activist who has been on both sides and proves that there is a common ground between farmers and vegans – a shared mission of compassion and sustainability.
Texas is Going Vegan
Jane Velez-Mitchell and Renee, founder of RGS, co-wrote this catchy country tune about Texas Going Vegan
CBS Evening News
My story about going vegan on my Texas Cattle Rancher husband story went viral across America on CBS EVENING NEWS.
Texas Country Reporter
Rowdy Girl Sanctuary was featured on Texas Country Report. They did a great job of telling our story.
Rowdy Girl Sanctuary is so honored to be included as one of the stories in this vegan movie.
The week of our Vegan Awareness Festival & Fundraiser, the Producer, Director & Cinematographer came to the ranch and followed our story for 5 days. The experience of being filmed, interviewed and questioned about our journey from a beef cattle ranch in Texas, to the first Vegan Farm Animal Sanctuary in the state has been life changing.
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