This Saturday, September 7, 2013, Minneapolis supporters of Farm Sanctuary will join walkers across the U.S. and in Canada, raising funds to support Farm Sanctuary’s mission of protecting farm animals from cruelty, inspiring change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promoting compassionate vegan living.
Local organizers Stacy Burwell Portner and Bridget Vargas have been involved as supporters of Farm Sanctuary, with Bridget’s daughter sponsoring a turkey one Thanksgiving. When Farm Sanctuary issued a call for local organizers, Stacy and Bridget jumped at the chance to make sure the Midwest was represented.
The walk will take place from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at Boom Island Park (Shelter A), 724 Sibley St. NE, in Minneapolis. Dogs are welcome to join their humans on the 3.3 mile route. Check-in starts at 10:00 am, with a yoga stretch at 10:30 am. David Rolsky from Compassionate Action for Animals will be a guest speaker. There will also be a musical performance by Michael Portner and Dylan Smith.
The goal of the event is to recruit 75-100 people to raise $5,000 for Farm Sanctuary. For more information on the walk, or to sign-up, go to their events page at: http://events.walkforfarmanimals.org/event/minneapolis. More information is available on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Minneapolis-Walk-for-Farm-Animals/531450070226661.
Farm Sanctuary operates three shelters — a 175-acre farm in upstate New York, a 300-acre farm in Northern California, and Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres, a 26-acre shelter in Southern California. Our shelters rescue, rehabilitate, and provide lifelong care for hundreds of animals who have been rescued from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. Here, the animals are given the care and love they need to recover from a lifetime of abuse and neglect. All of the animals have nourishing food; spacious, clean barns; and acres of green pastures. For more information about Farm Sanctuary, go to www.farmsanctuary.org