In August I had the pleasure of photographing Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals in Berkeley, California. The Walk for Farm Animals is an annual event that helps spread the word about the treatment of animals on factory farms and raises vital funds for our rescue, education and advocacy work.
The Walks are an important part of Farm Sanctuary’s history and outreach and fundraising efforts. They are also a great way for supporters to help send a positive message of compassion and hope for farm animals. Each year, the Walks are more successful, attracting more participants and raising more money to help abused animals. They are positive events that bring together people who care about what factory farming is doing to animals, people and the environment. This year’s event hosted over 160 participants, raised over $20,000, and included speakers Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Shani Campbell.
Farm Sanctuary works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living. The organization was founded to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about “farm animals.”
Farm Sanctuary advocates for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, reaches out to legislators and businesses, and works to bring about institutional reforms. When Farm Sanctuary started in 1986, it was a fledgling, all volunteer organization that was funded by sales of veggie hot dogs from a VW van. Today, Farm Sanctuary has grown to become the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, with hundreds of thousands of supporters.
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