Pe 2 iulie 2015, fabrica de branzeturi Soledad Goats inceteaza producerea de branzeturi din lapte de capra si trece la productia de branzeturi vegane, din caju.
Cu o istorie de 20 de ani in cresterea caprelor si productia de branzeturi, fabrica se reorienteaza in sensul renuntarii la exploatarea caprelor si transformarea ei in sanctuar al animalelor.
Carol si Julian Pearce, proprietarii fabricii, anunta pe pagina oficiala facebook:
After 20 years as award winning goat cheese farmers, we’ve decided to give it all up…and make vegan cheese. This is Violet, one of the last babies born on our farm now that we’ve stopped breeding. As much as we love our babies, we just can’t bring another life into the world when there are so many animals out there who need our help. Since the day we met while saving sick calves, it has always been about the animals. We’ve always been a no kill farm where the animals are treated with love. They’re our family. We did the best we could for our animals while still producing cheese, but then we realized ~ a vegan farm will allow us to do even better. We’ve begun applying our decades of cheese making artistry toward creating absolutely delicious artisan vegan cheese, the proceeds from which will support our sanctuary for rescued animals. We are a farm in transition. Of course it’s terrifying to give up all we’ve known for decades, but when your heart tells you what you must do, you can’t really ignore it, can you? Please join us on this exciting journey.
Carol & Julian
Actiunea lor a capatat recunoasterea PETA, care le-a decernat „Compassionate Business Award”.
„PETA applauds this progressive business for switching from goat cheese makers to vegan cheese purveyors, giving the goats a chance to live out their lives as individuals, not commodities. The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats is an excellent example of how kind companies can create heart-healthy, animal-friendly products.” a declarat presedintele PETA, Ingrid Newkirk.
Fosta fabrica de branzeturi este acum o organizatie non-profit, care adaposteste capre, gaini, oi, vaci si alte animale, activitate care va fi sustinuta prin comercializarea de branzeturi vegane.
Soledad Goats a lansat de curand produsele: Vegan Macadamia Ricotta, Pub Cheddar with Chive, Cheddar, Smoked Provalone si multe alte varietati.