A moving documentary about Animal Place‘s rescue of thousands of hens from an abandoned factory egg farm in Turlock, California. A must see!
There’s a great blog post about the Long Island Animal Rights and Veg Fest held in Huntington last weekend on SuperVegan. I was planning to blog more about this, but I think this post covers everything quite well and I had such a good time and was so busy I forgot to take out my camera.
I’d just like to add that it was so nice to see so many compassionate and caring people in one place. I met a bunch of wonderful people while volunteering for one of my favorite animal rights organizations and learned about an organization that I somehow had never heard of – Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION). It was an awesome day and I’m looking forward to next year.
Another day away from the burbs (these kind of events rarely happen in suburbia). It was the first time I attended National Animal Rights Day in Union Square. It began with a moving ceremony memorializing the loss of all the animals who die unnecessarily and continued with a group reading of the Declaration of Animal Rights. Don performed Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings during the memorial ceremony, which made me very proud! Here’s a clip:
After the ceremony, several speakers and musicians took the stage. A group yoga session was included too. What a peaceful way to advocate for animals! It was such and important event and I hope to get more involved next year.