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Pashupati Ashram Animal Sanctuary based in Rossendale with a foundation of non-violence and compassion, embodied by its hard working staff, volunteers, education programmes and sponsors. Our goal is to provide sanctuary for our rescued animals and enact social change, so that someday we may all experience a compassionate society for all of our animals.

Pashupati Ashram Animal Sanctuary is a safe haven for domestic and farm animals who have experienced abuse or threat of slaughter. It has been home to up to 70 animals at any given time. Giving them refuge, love and compassion 24 hours a day. 

Lotus – Our first rescued animal was Lotus, our racehorse. We found Lotus in 2007, she was in a terrible state physically and emotionally and was bound for dog food. Lotus was originally bred for the sheikh of Dubai in USA, and was to have a successful life as a racehorse. But sadly Lotus ran too slow, and was disposed over at 2 years old. We spent time building her trust of humans, and her physical body. Now 12 years on, she is a beautiful animal living free from
the fear of abuse.


“ The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. “ – Mahatma Gandhi

We are totally committed to nonviolence, especially towards animals. The words of Mahatma Gandhi are even more appropriate today in light of our animal factories and slaughter houses, where billions of animals never see the sun and die in agony, piece by piece.

Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members. Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

We believe that all beings deserve the right to a life free from the fear of persecution, and cruelty of any kind.

We want you to live your life in harmony with everything around you and to do all that you can to ensure that you do not cause suffering to any living being. Love, respect and protect all life. Avoid causing suffering to another being in your day-to-day life. Protect the oppressed and encourage others to do the same.