Animal sanctuary renovation works (Kleinlützel SO)
Description: The farm «Ring 105» is a living farm which provides shelter, affectionate and qualified care to animals in need of protection. Usually the animals stay on the farm until their lives come to a natural end. They shelter so-called domestic animals such as cats, birds, dogs or rodents as well as « animals for production » such as pigs, goats, sheep and so on. There is no commercial purpose to the farm; they are doing their work out of idealism and to meet the animals’ interests. The farm is also involved in public relation work and tries to provide an insight into a way of peaceful cohabitation of humans and animals. They organise events, courses, training courses and visiting days.
Type of Work: - Conversion of the former repair shop into a common room with a sleeping floor
- Conversion of the old grass silo facility into a sleeping area
- Pasture care
- Animal care
Study Theme: They can offer exchange and information about human-animal-environment relations. For this purpose, they can talk about their own animals’ histories and provide information material such as films on ethics or human-animal relationship. They are experienced in having group seminars including outdoor educational elements and horsemanship (including our horses and mules); this could be a way to look at the human-animal issue from a different perspective. The farm is open to ideas and wishes from the participants and open for discussion with you! Time needed: 2 x 2-3 hrs
Accommodation: The farm offers tents that can be put up on a lawn at farm. There is a toilet, as well as a shower and a washing machine. Food for common meals can be bought together - there is a budget available; also, there is a shop in the village. Cooking facilities are provided; it is possible to cook lunch together.
Language: Local language is Swiss German
Notes: The farm stands for non-violence in any form to all animals. This includes a vegetarian/vegan diet, doing educational work and trying to set a good example. One of our main concern is to help promote understanding about human-human, human-animal and human-nature interdependency in local and global contexts. They rely on an ethical understanding that involves all life and teaches to respect other living beings.