An interview with Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary co-founder and The Lucky Ones author Jenny Brown by Nell Alk. Photos #2 and 4 by Derek Goodwin.
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s sassy co-founder/director Jenny Brown can now add published author to her resume. The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals came out five days ago and, with assistance from her co-writer and friend (“I couldn’t have done it without her!”) Gretchen Primack, the book offers an alternately tear-jerking, howl-inducing tracing of Brown’s courageous path to the present.
From losing a leg to bone cancer at just ten years of age to working as an undercover investigator at a Texas stockyard to creating one of the country’s premier safe havens for rescued farmed animals along with her husband, Doug Abel, Brown’s story is a remarkable one. Even so, we surmise that the stories of the animals saved and cared for by WFAS—individuals who thrive when respected and loved and who suffer greatly when marginalized and commodified—are the ones she most hopes people will take away from the book.
Personally, I took it all away, and it was a great pleasure to be able to chat with Brown about The Lucky Ones. (And you can chat with her yourself at MooShoes tonight for the NYC book release party.) Read More…