PCTV Interviews Lauren Lockey About Food Mission and Goals for Sage Mountain

PCTV’s Mountain Morning Show interviews Lauren Lockey about her food mission and her goals with Sage Mountain, and some of the amazing vegan food alternatives.

Co-Founder Lauren Lockey and Plant Based Athlete Craig Gordon on PCTV

Sage Mountain’s co-founder Lauren Lockey with plant based athlete Craig Gordon talked about health, movies, and how to live longer while being a better friend to our mother Earth. Click here for more information about the film What The Health.


The Tide Is Shifting For Non Human Animals

The Tide Is Shifting For Non Human Animals

By: Lauren Lockey


           Like most of us, I grew up entrenched in the  belief system that humans have complete domination over animals. Even though many people regard their pets at home  as members of the family, all non human animals were (and still are) considered property. We “own” them and therefore can do with them what we choose. So some of the very same people that could never imagine consuming these beloved family members, think nothing about eating other animals, using them in various experiments, wearing their fur or skins, or exploiting them in various films, circuses, rodeos, or zoos.  However, even though most of us grew up with this social attitude, we do in fact, at our very core, dislike witnessing pain and suffering in others. We feel empathy when faced with the horrors of factory farming, animal testing, and others forms of non human animal enslavement. Speciesism, like other social movements in the past, is at the very forefront of complete cultural transformation, a re evaluation of who we are, our deep embedded ethics,  and where we go from here.
           Thanks to many other grass roots organizations, national and international groups, the voiceless are continuing to be represented. For instance, the Sundance Film Festival hosted films such as “Mr. Pig”,  “Unlocking the Cage” and a virtual reality piece called “Factory Farm” created by Condition One and Animal Equality. All which raise questions about how we view non human animals and why. A question that causes us to look deep within ourselves and see that we have  not only enslaved animals, we have in turn,  enslaved ourselves. Why? Because, without realizing it,  we have “bought in” to a belief system that actually contradicts who we truly are as a compassionate and loving species. When we view the story about one animal like “Mr. Pig” or “Tommy” the chimpanzee, we root for them and want their suffering to end. We experience the slaughter house and it brings tears and sadness. That particular animal’s liberation and happiness become our main concern..Last week, a cow escaped slaughter in New York and again, the community came together  to see it through that he ended up at a sanctuary near by. These stories pull on our heart strings. Then an hour or so later, we sit down to eat a meal which consists of the very same species we were just rooting for!
            Some will argue that non human animals are not as intelligent as human animals.  Perhaps, that is why we group all farm animals together and choose ignorance when we hear the statistic stating 56+ billion animals are slaughtered each year for human consumption. First, the basic desire of freedom and autonomy has nothing to do with intelligence. Second, this statement only compares intelligence to that of humans. Non human animals aren’t going to do what we as humans do in the world but they do have abilities and responsibilities within their own families and communities. Thirdly, one can prove that a dog or pig is more intelligent(by human standards) than a severely mentally impaired human. If you want to test on or eat the lesser intelligent being you will be forced to consume or test on the human in that case.
            Veganism and the animal rights revolution is so important and immensely powerful because it causes us to resonate with our true core values which are compassion, empathy, and love. Instead of asking the industries for another way to “humanely” slaughter, test on, skin, or use non human animals, let us choose to opt out. As long as we continue “buying in,” the industries will continue to be our “dealers.” We can liberate 56 billion times more the single cow who escaped slaughter by eliminating  our meat, dairy, eggs, and fish consumption.  A vegan saves roughly 200 animals per year and more people are turning to this lifestyle each and every year!
           Some day we will look back on Speciesism the same way we look at racism today. Now is the time to liberate ourselves and the animals we care so deeply about. The future is vegan!

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret to Screen in Park City

CowspiracySage Mountain Animal Rescue is pleased to present a one-time screening of the groundbreaking, provocative documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.” The feature-length film, which explores the most destructive industry facing the planet today, will screen at the Prospector Theater in Park City on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased on or before Sept. 18 at

“We are excited and honored to help host and promote this special screening as its subject matter truly complements Sage Mountain Animal Rescue’s work and mission,” says Sage Mountain Animal Rescue Executive Director Lauren Lockey, who co-founded the non-profit with Dave Swartz. “It’s also a great way to raise awareness of our new farm animal rescue and rehabilitation facility, which is currently under development in Brown’s Canyon.”

Known as the film that even environmental organizations don’t want the public to see, filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn examine the leading contributor to global warming, water depletion, wildlife extinction and deforestation and why such champions of the environment won’t address it.

Five percent of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Sage Mountain Animal Rescue. Prospector Theater is located at 2175 Sidewinder Drive, Park City. An informal gathering will be held at The Boneyard Saloon, 1251 Kearns Blvd, immediately following the screening with a cash bar offered.

For more info on the film and to view the trailer, visit