Re: SoyHappy! Gene Baur & Farm Sanctuary
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Posted: 19 Sep 2009 07:15 PM PDTHave you heard of Farm Sanctuary? If not, let me tell you about it. In one short sentence, it describes itself this way:
Farm Sanctuaryworks to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy.Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection organization. It's President and co-founder, Gene Baur, has been a dedicated and effective advocate for farm animals for over 20 years. Thanks to his organization, people are being educated and inspired to take action and laws are being changed.Farm Sanctuary has two farms in the United States: one in Northern California and the other in upstate New York. There, rescued animals of all types have the opportunity to live their lives fully, in peace, acting as ambassadors to those who visit, letting their histories be an example on why things need to change. The animals at the farm are rescued from a variety of overtly cruel conditions. (In 2001, I participated in what was called "The Great American Turkey Rescue," which resulted in the rescue of 96 turkeys.)Celebrities of all kinds have come out in public support of Farm Sanctuary and its important work. Right now, Kim Basinger, Bill Maher, James Cromwell and Bob Barker are among many others who are urging California's Governor to ban the practice of tail docking on dairy cows.Gene Baur has a wonderful new blog and we encourage everyone to check it out and share your comments there. And if you haven't been to either of the farms, go! The experience will be a heart-warming one not to mention, potentially, life-changing.Gene and FS, keep on keepin' on!