We were to the Farm Sanctuary yesterday and met and touched donkeys, cows, goats, and sheep. We also saw turkeys, ducks, and geese. Also rabbits and chickens.
The place is gorgeous and beautifully kept; it seems two donkeys are up for adoption.
I do suggest that you visit if you're every on I-5 passing through Orland. We also visited Red Bluffs, which had some charming features.
Link: Op-Ed Contributor - Animal, Vegetable, Miserable - NYTimes.com
Are your beliefs about animals different from his?