by Ali Berman
Categories: People.
Photo: Creative Commons/Flickr

In recent years there has been an uptick of celebs moving out of LA and onto their very own farms. Many of them talk about the relaxing nature of planting and raising animals vs. the insanity of life in Los Angeles. From avocados to macadamia nuts to pot bellied pigs, these twelve celebrities wake up to the rooster’s crow and spend their days caring for the land they own.

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • BadgerFan

    So what makes Russell Crowe any different from cattle ranchers here in the US? Your site often bashes cattle ranching and raising animals for food, but here you praise Crowe for being a rancher. Why the hypocrisy?

    • Mimi

      Crowe raises his cattle organically, grazing and finishing on his farm. His cattle lead a humane life, are not factory farmed.

      • Mimi

        Also, Crowe leaves large plots of native “brush” and trees, providing habitat for indigenous animals.

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    that’s so Incredible Cool of Nicole Kidman to have her own 100 acre cattle ranch in Australia. I bet these cows lead a very happy life before they are trucked down to the slaughterhouses where they will be terrified by the smell of blood and guts, by the rude treatment of slaughterhouse staff, some cows will be the unlucky ones who will be skinned alive because they weren’t killed properly, as is described in Eating Animals.
    Other than that, Way To Go, miss Kidman !