About Chenoa Manor
Itís not just animals who benefit from the beauty and loving so rampant at Chenoa.† Another mission of Dr. Teti is to promote humane education to local teenagers through interaction and caring for the animals. The goal is “fostering a mutual sense of compassion and respect toward others.”
Recently the young men built a vegetable garden project.† They plan on expanding it to help feed the animals and sell excess vegetables to local vegan restaurants. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, the teens get to experience where food comes from.† They reconnect with nature and its relationship to humans, and learn compassion and empathy for the living creatures some consider nothing more than food, clothing or pets.
Some years, Chenoa Manor holds a Thanksgiving feast for the animals. Instead of eating turkey, the birds get to have their own celebration of plenty. All the animals are fed first. Afterwards, the people are served a vegan meal worthy of writing home about!
Another charming thing you see at Chenoa and some other animal sanctuaries is so many different species living and playing together. The birds walk through the pastures with horses and sheep. The tortoises have the run of the place and march to their own unique tune. The geese and the cows step over each other. Emus and goats graze the land together. Itís a little piece of heaven.
If you live near or plan to visit the general area in the future, check out tour dates. I promise you will not be disappointed.
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