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September 13, 2021 58 min
Christopher Vane co-founded Little Bear Sanctuary, a nonprofit farm animal sanctuary in Punta Gorda, FL, in honor of his late mother Ursula (which translates to “little bear” in Latin). They shared a common passion for animals and Ursula often dreamed of providing neglected, once-abused animals a safe haven.

While originally from New York, Chris surprisingly started off with a career in human healthcare, eventually landing in Florida working as a real estate broker. When he met Randy, everything changed…for the better, that is! Their relationship sparked a new passion to live each day with purpose. After they got married, their desire to provide a better world for farm animals was greatly amplified. Together, Chris and Randy followed through on Ursula’s dream and established the Little Bear Sanctuary in 2017. Now, 160+ rescued farm animals call Little Bear Sanctuary home, and – thanks to Christopher’s compassion and dedication – each animal has been given an opportunity to experience love and freedom.

Little Bear Sanctuary provides a permanent home for farm animals that have been abandoned or can no longer be cared for by the owner in order to allow them to live out the remainder of their lives in a cruelty free environment. We are committed not only to a vegan lifestyle but the essential education of pigs as pets. Our animals are never kept in cages or pens and are free to roam in their natural habitat.

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Special Guest: Troy Akin

Eco Sports is a sustainable sporting goods company. After its Founder, Troy Akin, couldn’t find any vegan, eco friendly sporting goods for a variety of sports, he decided to change that. With Global Warming, Animal Welfare, and a Less Toxic work environment in mind, Eco Sports was created. Eco Sports uses a Biodegradable, Recyclable, Vegan, material called TPU. This material is as durable and high quality as any pig or cow skin. Our initial products are focusing on leather intensive products like Basketballs, Footballs, Soccer Balls, Volleyballs, and Baseball Gloves.

There are other non leather options available, but often times they are detrimental to our planet and the people making the fake leather such as PVC, PU, or Composite Leather. Eco Sports also only uses recyclable packaging for their products removing plastic wrapping from traditional packaging. Eco Sports is giving back by donating 10% of the profits immediately to plant trees across the nation on the consumers behalf.

We have a goal of improving and evolving all sporting goods with a non animal product, improving our earth we all love and share, and giving back and partnering with many organizations doing the RIGHT THING.

https://ecosports.com
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