A new TV show goes inside the day-to-day life at a Midwestern animal sanctuary and is sure to shed a new light on farm animals.
Filming for a new Animal Planet show gets underway this month at Michigan’s Barn Sanctuary, according to a press release.
The show, which will air at the end of 2019, follows the life of Dan McKernan and his family, who save farm animals like cows, chickens and pigs and let them live out their natural lives at the sanctuary.
“All of us at Barn Sanctuary are thrilled to open our barn doors to Animal Planet’s millions of viewers,” said Barn Sanctuary Founder Dan McKernan.
“This show will give farmed animals the chance to be seen in a different light as we rescue, rehabilitate, and provide a loving home to abused and neglected farmed animals.”
The 12-episode show will feature the animals’ rescue stories as well as give viewers a closer look at the lives and characters of the animals and those who work to give them a better life.
The show will also feature unique medical cases, rescues and rehabilitations, taking viewers along for the ride.
“There is an enormous and rare opportunity to show the world who these incredible animals are, and we’re touched by the outpouring of excitement for this show,” said Kelly Holt, Executive Director of Barn Sanctuary.
“The lifesaving work we do at Barn Sanctuary will undoubtedly capture the hearts of millions, and we’re grateful to Animal Planet for the opportunity.”
As most people have very little interaction or knowledge about farm animals like chickens, pigs and goats other than seeing them on their dinner plates, this show is likely to show another side of the animals that people don’t often see.
Barn Sanctuary rescues abandoned and abused animals, as well as those who are soon to be killed and gives them a new fate.
The sanctuary also offers a plant-based meal planner as a way to encourage others to make their diets more friendly to animals.