Truly healthy living joins conscious, compassionate eating with a fit body. Combining these very elements for Fall, The Farm Sanctuary has almost 40 events on the calendar with the Walk for Farm Animals.
From early September through November 2012, people are assembling in cities across the United States and Canada for Farm Sanctuary’s 2012 Walk for Farm Animals.
The Walk brings together thousands of compassionate people across the United States and Canada to change hearts and raise funds for farm animals. These events feature free vegan food, live music, raffle prizes, cute temporary tattoos, guest speakers, and so much more!
California events are planned in October for Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Check the schedule here for event registration and all the details about Walk for Animals in other U.S. Cities. Walkers under 18 register free; adults are just $15.
What is Farm Sanctuary?
California plant-based fitness fans know all about Farm Sanctuary – maybe we’ve even met up at one of their amazing events, such as the Celebration for the Turkeys which takes place each November. But if this is the first you’ve heard of Farm Sanctuary, here’s more from the Farm Sanctuary website, specifically in connection with the Walk for Farm Animals event.
From Farm Sanctuary’s Why We Walk…
“Farm animals” refers to some of the most intelligent and complex creatures on earth. Research demonstartes, for example, that pig intelligence is actually more advanced than that of dogs. Even chickens have more complexities to their behavior than we might imagine, using a variety of sounds to communicate with each other. Cows develop life-long friendships with their herd mates mourn the deaths of those they lose . These animals, however, cannot speak for themselves – they need us humans to do that. Events such as the Walk for Farm Animals gives them voice.
Most people don’t realize that there are no federal laws protecting farm animals from cruelty while they are housed on a farm or during transport to slaughter. There are limited protections for cows and pigs at slaughter that are inconsistently enforced and no protections for chickens or turkeys. Factory farms—which raise and slaughter billions of farm animals each year—view animals as cheap commodities rather than as individuals with their own needs and feelings. The cruelty inflicted by factory farms on these helpless animals is unconscionably brutal and would be considered a felony if cats or dogs were the victims. When you Walk, the donations you raise help us educate the public about these egregious abuses and support legislation to end them.
Farm Sanctuary operates three sanctuaries and runs the largest farm-animal rescue and refuge network across North America. Throughout the years, more than 8,000 animals have called Farm Sanctuary home, and safe and loving placement for nearly 3,000 more has been found. The animals who come to our Farm Sanctuary, which operates three facilities and simultaneouls runs the largest farm-animal rescue and refuge network in North America, has rescued animals from factory farms, stockyards, natural disasters, and abuse and neglect cases. Donations raised through the Walk for Farm Animals assists in rescue, feeding, urgent care, and providing permanent homes for farm animals.
Register for Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals today here.
Author, educator, and presenter Lani, M.A., CGFI, CPBN, (www.lanimuelrath.com), also known as The Plant-Based Fitness Expert, specializes in connecting you with whole-foods, plant-based eating, simple workouts and frame of mind so you can realize your healthy, strong body without white-knuckle hunger or exercising like a maniac. She has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and trainer. Lani is author of Fit Quickies: 5 Minute Targeted Body Shaping Workouts (Penguin, 2013).
Guest Lecturer in Kinesiology at San Francisco State University and Associate Professor in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics at Butte College, Lani is Fitness Advisor for the Dr. John McDougall Health and Medical Center Discussion Boards as well as presenter and celebrity coach for the 21-Day PCRM Vegan Kickstart, VegRun Program, and the Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP). She is also Health and fitness expert for Vegan Mainstream and Healthy Living Examiner at quadrust.com. Lani is certified in Plant-based nutrition via Cornell University.