RESCUED: Miyoko Schinner bought seven acres in Nicasio two years ago. Now her nonprofit Rancho Compasion is home to a diverse herd of farm animals lucky enough to escape neglect or abuse. “I dream of a world where all creatures are treated fairly and have equal opportunity to happiness and liberty,” she said.   Susan Adler

A herd of farm animals meanders across a grassy knoll, trailing after a slim, dark-haired woman in a straw-dusted barn jacket and rain boots. 

“As long as I’m outside, they just want to be with me,” says Miyoko Schinner, a vegan chef and the force behind the Rancho Compasión Animal Sanctuary, a . . .