It’s no secret shareholder Erin Klug has a passion for animals and their well-being. One outlet for her passion is The Barn Sanctuary, a Chelsea, Michigan nonprofit that provides a loving home to farmed animals in crisis. Erin was recently elected to its board of directors because of her longstanding dedication to the organization and the cause; only a few days later, she was elected secretary.
Founded in 2016, The Barn Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates farmed animals—the most abused and neglected group of animals in the world—by offering them a safe haven where they can recover, thrive, and demonstrate the need for society to progress to a plant-based lifestyle. More than 100 cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, and goats call the sanctuary home.
This is the second leadership role in the animal rights and welfare space Erin has assumed of late. In September 2021, she was voted Chair-Elect of the State Bar of Michigan’s Animal Law Section, a group of attorneys that provides education, information, and analysis about legal issues affecting animals. Erin also serves as board member for Attorneys for Animals, a Michigan nonprofit organization advocating for animals and providing resources for those that care about them.