Ranchers in Transition
Chad Hubbell – Rocking H Sanctuary Farm
I contacted Rowdy Girl Sanctuary because I saw the documentary Vegan: Everyday Stories. I saw what Renee and her husband were doing and I knew from that very moment that I wanted to turn my little micro-farm into a sanctuary.
I grew up farming and we had cattle, pigs, goats, and horses. We participated in rodeo; heck, my son is named Lane after the great Lane Frost. I joined the army and traveled the world participating in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. I have seen a lot, more than most could endure. Shortly after returning home from Afghanistan, my wife and I were hit by a truck while riding our four-wheeler. Neither one of us should have lived, but we both survived. Our injuries would make many people just give up, but we never did.
My will to live is strong. And my will to help others is strong, too. My life has been spared time and time again and I believe the reason it has is so that I can help the voiceless, the weak, and the forgotten. I want to be the voice of hope and encouragement and I want to teach people that we don’t have to kill anymore.
We need to eat a plant-based sustainable diet, not just for our own benefit, but for our children and grandchildren. I want to be a better version of the wounded warrior project and do it in a peaceful, calm environment with no death, no hunting, fishing or riding animals. I believe animals and people can heal each other in a vegan Eden.
My name is Chad aka the Vegan Veteran