Farm Sanctuary Presentation
Tues, Oct 2, 7–9P
Coffman Theater, University of Minnesota
300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis
Free, but arrive early for a good seat
Compassionate Action for Animals is thrilled to welcome Gene Baur (formerly Bauston), co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America's leading farm animal protection organization, to Coffman Theater for its Veg Week 2007 kick-off.
By recounting stories of rescued animals who now live in peace at farm sanctuary, Gene will make the case that farm animals—like all animals—have feelings and can respond to kindness. Propelled by eloquent testimony, he'll use firsthand accounts to illustrate how human and animal lives are caught in today's out-of-control factory farms. Just as cruelty to animals can lead to a broader callousness and disregard for life, empathy and compassion can awaken understanding, create hope and give rise to greater awareness of the decisions that affect our world.
Gene holds a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and has conducted hundreds of visits to farms, stockyards and slaughterhouses to document their appalling conditions. He played an important role in passing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming methods, including the groundbreaking Florida ban on pig gestation crates, the Arizona ban on gestation and veal crates, and the California and Chicago bans on foie gras. His efforts have been covered by the New York Times
, Los Angeles Times
, Wall Street Journal
, Washington Post
, NPR and CNN.
This is a free event—open to the public—to be followed by a free, catered reception and a chance to interact one-on-one with Gene. Academics, animal lovers and anyone looking for a relaxing, fun-filled evening are invited to attend.
Please email CAA at info@ExploreVeg.org
for more information.