Sanctuaries are a great place for vegans and non-vegans alike! Activism can be depressing if you’re only focusing on death and sadness all the time. Visiting sanctuaries can be incredibly uplifting and a much needed relief- Especially for activists! Often we only pay attention to the animals suffering and that can be deeply saddening. Volunteering at sanctuaries can help provide a sense of purpose and joy for what we do. It shows us exactly who we are fighting for and why we do what we do.
For non-vegans, sanctuaries can be helpful in getting them to make the connection! Most people have never even met a real cow or pig before so they have an incredibly strong disconnection between the “food” on their plate and the living animal it once was.