Imagine being able to combine the passion of animal safety with your passion of travel. Until now, it was almost unheard of. Leading the way, Faik Bouhrik combined his love of business, animals, sanctuaries and travel together to create The Vegan Stay.
At a time when veganism is becoming more than a mindset and a lifestyle and one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, large corporations that have profited from the suffering of animals by treating them as mere commodities are primed to take full advantage of this new trend.
During Faik’s time volunteering at Animal Sanctuaries in America, he was able to learn about the work these organizations do and the unique challenges the people behind them face, day in and day out.
Animal Sanctuaries, he realized, play a crucial role not only in rescuing animals in need from horrific exploitation but also in educating the general public about the need to see the animals for the sentient beings they truly are.
During this episode, Faik Bouhrik and Kathleen Gage, host of The Vegan Visibility Podcast talk about what keeps Faik inspired, the challenges and his vision for the future of The Vegan Stay.
[01:45] It started with The Freedom Switch
[05:00] The true plight of animals and the special energy of sanctuaries
[08:00] The business model that allows the sanctuaries to financially benefit
[14:00] Animal Save is how many activists bear witness
[17:20] Find The Vegan Stay online to get your B&B listed
[18:50] The connection between cosmology and compassion to animals
[27:45] Faik’s vision for the future for the animals and the sanctuaries
[32:00] Final thoughts
About Faik Bouhrik
Faik Bouhrik holds a master’s degree in Physics at the University of California at Davis. Mr. Bouhrik is a cosmologist with a research focus on galaxy cluster mergers as laboratories for understanding and constraining the properties of dark matter. He has an experience of more than 6 years teaching physics and mathematics courses at the university level.
In addition to his passion for teaching and research, Mr. Bouhrik is very passionate about working with students on projects that are professionally and personally rewarding. For example, he is currently the adviser for the newly created Astronomy Club as CHS!
Faik took his passion of compassion for animals into his vision for The Vegan Stay. The Vegan Stay provides vegans, the world over, with a fun new way to find vegan accommodations anywhere in the world. By doing that, it provides animal sanctuaries with funding opportunities that had not existed before. At its core, The Vegan Stay feeds two birds with one scone!
About Vegan Visibility and Kathleen Gage
At Vegan Visibility, we specialize in developing and implementing proven strategies and systems for you to become highly visible to your ideal clients and customers in the most effective way possible.
You can have the best products and services, yet, if visibility is not a primary focus, your efforts will not achieve the greatest results. We focus on aligned and integrated visibility.
Kathleen Gage is the founder of Vegan Visibility, an integrative marketing consulting firm dedicated to working with clients who promote healthy living, compassion for the animals and kindness to the planet.
Kathleen Gage is a highly seasoned business consultant, keynote speaker, author, marketing strategist and visibility mentor.
In the last 30 years, Kathleen has presented on the platform to well over 100,000 professionals, has been a featured expert on over 450 podcast shows resulting in being heard and seen by millions, authored over a dozen books, most reaching #1 on Amazon, and has been a subject matter expert on virtual summits for over 15 years.
As the host of two popular podcast shows, Vegan Visibility and Plant Based Eating for Health, Kathleen’s greatest passion is raising awareness about kindness to animals, the environment and our health through the businesses she works with.