Look Beyond


Animals at petting zoos may look happy. Likewise, the meat on your plate may look delicious. Look beyond. The world is trying to fool you and you don't deserve to be a fool.


an individual, not a dollar sign

We are the victims of the novelty pet industry. The concept of animals bred for the amusement of humans exists from time immemorial.

At just two years of age, once-loved and treasured pets, we were reduced to the mere price of our flesh. Me and my brother Tango were about to be sold for slaughter.


We couldn’t take the shock of being betrayed so suddenly. It was depressing, and scary.


That's when RASTA intervened and saved us.


We’re so fortunate that we ended up at the Sanctuary. My brother Tango and I are best friends and can always be found hanging out together. RASTA Sanctuary has now been our home for over ten years.


The RASTA Sanctuary is one of only two farm sanctuaries on all of Vancouver Island and the need for our help is constant and great! If you see value in the work that we do, please consider making a donation to help support our efforts. 


The RASTA Calendar 2020 is crafted with love by a total of 7 volunteers from 3 different organisations, RASTA, Mystic Lights, and Vyugam Business Consulting & Climate Emergency Solutions, who are experts in their area of work. We would like to take a moment to thank each one of them as well as the residents of RASTA for sharing their love and wisdom with all of us.