The organization is a nonprofit voluntary association stationed at a farm on Gotland. The animal sanctuary accepts and helps to relocate pets and farm animals that had suffered abuse, abandonment or been destined for euthanasia. When the animals are on the grounds of the sanctuary, they are cared for and treated as the sentient, unique individuals they are. The animal sanctuary works in accordance with the European Union’s Lisbon Strategy, which advocates that animals are to be treated like sentient beings. We mediate this by providing public education in animal ethics, and by exemplifying an alternative way to perceive animals, showing that they have an intrinsic value and the right to their own lives.