Commend Nation’s Largest Sanctuary for Victims of Animal Abuse

Target: Ben Callison, director of Black Beauty Ranch

Goal: Thank Ben Callison and the volunteers at America’s largest animal sanctuary for their efforts to rescue abused and neglected animals

The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas is America’s largest and most diverse animal sanctuary for previously abused animals. The good people at this sanctuary rescue animals ranging from emus and bobcats to rabbits and iguanas. They rescue the animals from the agriculture, entertainment, hunting, and pet industries, as well as animals that have been the victims of laboratory testing and animals that have been stranded on public lands. The sanctuary is prepared to care for each animal it brings in for the rest of its life.

They work in conjunction with The Humane Society and The Fund for Animals, along with The Doris Day Horse and Rescue Adoption Center for horse adoption. The director, Ben Callison, was a former architect. He redesigned the enclosures for some animals and created a visitor’s center to educate the public on the importance of animal welfare.

The sanctuary is now expanding to include a veterinary clinic on its premises to limit the amount of travel sick animals must endure, and to educate veterinary students and provide supervised internships.

When asked what their goals are for the sanctuary, the volunteers and director say that they would like to be run out of business. Please sign this petition to thank them for their work, and to stand with them in their efforts to end animal cruelty.


Dear Ben Callison,

I would like to personally thank you for your tireless efforts to end animal cruelty. You and your staff are able to offer some kindness to so many animals that have suffered so much at the hands of humanity, and it is the beginning of a well-deserved apology from humans to animals.

The Black Beauty Ranch is a beacon of good will and kindness towards the helpless creatures that so many people manipulate and torture for their own personal gain.

Thank you for your work, and for your beautiful sanctuary. We need more people to open their eyes to the horror and injustice of animal cruelty.


[Your Name Here]

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