Why Sage Mountain: Through our advocacy and education initiatives we feel we can further shift the paradigm of animal consumption in our world. Sage Mountain is Summit County’s first and only farmed animal welfare organization. We want to ensure that more human beings have the opportunity to meet and interact with the animals residing at our sanctuary. This, coupled with the understanding that we can thrive on plants, will aid in building a more sustainable world. Since most of us are no longer aware of where our food comes from, our ambassador animals will assist in broadening and strengthening that connection to re-ignite our compassion for all beings, no matter their measure of intelligence. The question must be raised as to why we cherish some and consume others. After people learn a pig or cow’s story, they may potentially rearrange some of their previously held beliefs regarding where their food comes from and the impact it has on farmed animals, the planet, and our health.