VIDEO: Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Submitted by Alison Hom on May 23, 2014 - 4:18pm

On April 29, 2014 Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch opened its doors so visitors could meet and learn about the more than 1,000 formerly abused, abandoned and neglected animals cared for at this sanctuary. The sanctuary, which is not open to the public, is a 1,310-acre facility that is home to chimpanzees and other primates, horses and burros, bobcats, iguanas, antelope, ostriches and dozens of other species who have all been rescued from invasive research laboratories, factory farming, roadside zoos, the exotic pet trade, horse slaughter, and other forms of abuse.

In this video, Director Ben Callison explains the Black Beauty Ranch mission and shares the stories of some of the resident animals.


Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is operated by The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. It is located in Murchison, Texas, which is about 300 miles north east of San Antonio.