"Because of A Girl and A Cow."

You'll see it referenced often because it is the reason we exist today! Back in 2017, while visiting a farm animal sanctuary with her mom and daughter, our founder, Paula Buck, was so touched by a special moment between her daughter, Shailee, and a cow (steer) named Ben, that she vowed to changed the way she was eating and living, and dedicate her life to sharing the stories of farm animals, in the hopes that people would make the ethical connection, like she did. She went vegan overnight and a year and a half later, BIG ISLAND FARM SANCTUARY was founded!

Located on the Big Island of Hawaii in beautiful Naalehu, BIG ISLAND FARM SANCTUARY offers a life of love and happiness to farmed animals freed from industrial and backyard breeding and farming, orphaned by hunters, in addition to farmed animals rescued from neglect, abuse, hoarding, etc.

Through interaction and education, we help people learn the truth about animal agriculture and show people how they can help stop the needless suffering of animals and the devastation to our planet, all while improving their own health.


93-1280 South Point Rd. Naalehu, HI 96772
(by appointment only)

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92-1329 Prince Kuhio Blvd. #4-240
Captain Cook, HI 96704

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