Hope you're all off to an excellent start to 2019 so far. As we close out the year and look at our efforts for 2018, we're thrilled to report on our financial results for the past 12 months. Going into 2018, we had $32,700 raised to date from the generosity of the community since our inception in 2015. Today, we now have $42,800 for LFS, raising over $10,000 in 2018!
Ok, an update on the Farm Animal Care Conference: the past two days have been incredibly eye opening. Day One: Dave and I, along with I’m pretty positive everyone in our class, walked out overwhelmed. Animal Care is no joke, and goes deeper and is far more involved than you could ever imagine.
We have no words for how amazing the Animal Rights Natl. Conference hosted by @farmusa was this past weekend. The buzz in this place; the energy of all the attendees, speakers, exhibitors, conference staff and volunteers; the generosity of everyone who stopped by our booth and who donated to all the other worthy causes... it blows our mind how amazing the vegan and animal rights community is, especially when we are all working together for a mission that is greater than ourselves.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the devoted moms around the world who give so much heart and soul to their babies and families. You are the unsung heroes that extend love from one generation to the next. Not to be overlooked, we wish to also acknowledge the millions of non-human animal moms who heartbreakingly never get the chance to nurture and care for their offspring due to a cruel, outdated food system that profits off of mass producing then ripping families apart.
✨We had a fabulous day yesterday at VegFest LA! 🌴☀️🌱 In addition to meeting some fantastic, like-minded people who see animals as being here with us rather than for us, we were able to raise $730 for the future residents of LFS - thanks to some incredibly generous supporters!
Our field trip to Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres was a success! We chartered 18 people by bus up to Acton on Sunday to see the property and spend a couple of hours with their rescued animals. The tour was informative and educational on the atrocities of the animal agricultural industry, while also recognizing the individual stories of the residents who were fortunate enough to escape the grim fate that so many others are subjected to just by being born into a very corrupt and broken food system.
Short thoughts on Earth Day
Happy Easter everyone! Just a little background on Easter Eggs we wanted to share today, as it’s important that we understand and recognize the impact we’re having in the name of traditions we follow.
Behind dogs and cats, bunnies are the third most popular animal in the US pet industry. This also means they are the third most abandoned. It’s hard to quantify the exact number of bunnies that are abandoned annually, but The Huffington Post claims a whopping 80% of the ones up for adoption in shelters were once purchased for Easter gifts.