For Immediate Release:
September 16, 2015
Catie Cryar 202-483-7382
Mojave, Calif. – Just weeks ago, The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats made headlines for its groundbreaking decision to stop breeding goats in order to use their milk to make cheese and to produce delicious dairy-free cashew cheese instead. Now, owners Julian and Carol Pearce are extending an invitation to media to take a tour of the new operation, sample tasty varieties of their cashew-based cheeses, and meet the goats who call the sanctuary home. Julian and Carol will also be available for interviews.
When: Tuesday, September 22, 12 p.m.
Where: The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats, 6501 Backus Rd., Mojave
“This kind company’s decision to allow the goats to live out their lives in peace is already setting a positive example for others eager to meet consumer demand for delicious vegan fare,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges other businesses to follow in Soledad’s compassionate footsteps by creating tasty animal-friendly options in lieu of dairy foods.”
As noted by PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—like all mammals, goats and cows produce milk to feed their children, but on today’s dairy farms, they are repeatedly impregnated and have their offspring taken from them so that the milk can be used by humans instead. Most dairy farms ship animals to slaughter when their milk production starts to drop.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.