The Deep Peace Trust is the not-for-profit we set up to fund our farm animal and wild horse sanctuary, A Place of Peace, and to do our social change work advocating for animals and nature.
We believe the root of the problems we face today stem from a
disconnection from nature, which includes the world of animals.
Animals are here with us, not for us, which is why A Place of Peace is for the animals, not humans. It’s a place where they can live as close to the way they would if they were in the wild (while, of course, being cared for and fed). It’s a wild sanctuary, if you like. We even have wild fruit, vegetables, and herbs growing, like the apple tree at the creek and the fat hen in a paddock.
Our ultimate vision and goal is to create a model or blueprint to show how all animals can co-exist in a happy, healthy, symbiotic relationship, creating biodiversity in the environment — even in a land as thin-skinned as Australia. This puts to rest the idea of “feral pests” (ugh, we hate that term) and allow Country to evolve as she will. Employing regenerative farming ideas helps provide sustainability for both the sanctuary and the land.
We believe it is the duty of humans to care for and protect the other inhabitants of the planet we all live on. However today in Australia, the war against other life forms is devastating and this country has one of the highest rates of extinction in the world. This has to stop.
We’ve been involved in campaigns to stop the killing and eradication of kangaroos, wild horses, koalas, dingoes, wild cats, ducks, ancient trees, sacred sites, and on and on, not to mention our decades-long advocacy for a vegan lifestyle to spare the lives of billions of animals every year. All of these anti-animal practices are barbaric and unacceptable. They must stop now, and we must all do what we can to bring those changes about.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
As Buckminister Fuller says, forget fighting the old world and to instead, build a new one. This is the world we wish to inhabit — a world free of violence and full of loving kindness, compassion, and peace. A world filled with animals of all kinds and a rich palette of nature’s beauty.
Our vision and mission is to work to achieve this goal, and inspire others by sharing what we’ve learned, as well as sharing an ancient way of walking in the world lightly and with reverence and respect, treating all animals as having sovereignty and autonomy. This is where our classes fit in, offering wisdom to help the modern human find their way home to a world of beauty in the rich , deep and healing connections we can have with Mother Earth and all her children.