The 2010 Santa Monica Walk for Farm Animals
|Ani Phyo with rescued dog Kanga|
On Saturday, Steve and I participated in Farm Sanctuary's 2010 Walk for Farm Animals in Santa Monica. What an inspiring, exciting experience! If we didn't feel like members of the Southern California activist community before, we majorly do now.
There were over 150 registered walkers in attendance, amazing vegan food, and two very awesome speakers in our midst - Ani Phyo, raw vegan chef and author of Ani's Raw Food Essentials, as well as none other than Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary! Steve and I were able to capture a few moments of the Walk and Gene's speech in the video below:
Another favorite moment of mine in the Walk was watching with awe as a young boy - probably about nine or ten years old - passed out leaflet after leaflet until he was all out. It was so awesome to see compassion in action, especially coming from a child!
If you haven't done so yet, I highly recommend checking out your local Walk - you can visit www.walkforfarmanimals.org to learn more and register in your area. As I've written before, there are walks going on all over the country, and they are a wonderful way to be a part of the vibrant animal advocacy community.
|Steve and I with Gene|
To learn more about Gene's work at Farm Sanctuary or to donate, please visit www.farmsanctuary.com.