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12/18/2013

10 super adorable rescued farm animals to warm your heart!  »

Picture time! Here are some cutie-pie farm animals that were lucky enough to find a home at Farm Sanctuary. The animals in this post are all available for “adoption”—i.e. sponsorship—at Farm Sanctuary through their Adopt a Farm Animal Program.

So, without further ado, here are 10 super adorable rescued Farm Sanctuary animals!

Wait, wait, a little more ado: As my dad always says, “It’s not a contest, Megan!” but come on, it kind of is. So let’s all pick our favorite! Who’s the cutest? I think I’m voting Joey…

imageAri!

imageBruno!

imageGwendolyn!

imageJoey!

imageLiza!

imageMacy!

imageMary!

imageMaxie!

imageTammi!

imageThatcher!

I think sponsoring animals is a very cute gift if you know someone with too much stuff. Which is a lot of people. Or if you have a little niece or something? That would actually be fun, they get a picture and certificate and all that. Kids like that stuff. Like I always say, kids are nerds! At least until 11 or 12. I also think an animal sponsorship is a great replacement for like a class pet or something—get the whole class a cow! Because class pets are such a terrible idea. And each Farm Sanctuary “adoption” comes with a personal sponsorship certificate, a color photograph, a decal, and a VIP tour to meet your sponsored animal. How awesome would that be for a class?! And the sponsorship provides food, shelter, and care a rescued animal—teaching the kids compassion and all that! So if you want to sponsor one of these babies, head over the Farm Sanctuary’s site

07/09/2013

Take a survey to help Farm Sanctuary!  »

Just click through! It’ll take maybe 10 minutes of your time, and Farm Sanctuary could really use the help. We were contacted by a reader who, working with FS’s Compassionate Communities, is looking to get answers about eating and ethics. A brief description:

Farm Sanctuary’s Compassionate Communities created the survey, and the goal of the survey is to learn more about vegans, vegetarians, and people cutting back on meat. What makes them similar to, and different from, meat eaters? And how do they transition from one diet to another? By filling out the survey, you’ll enable nonprofits to do a more effective job at promoting plant-based eating.

Our reader says she’s “doing an academic study on food choices. I’m looking for vegans, vegetarians, semi-vegetarians, and omnivores.” So any Vegansaurus reader can participate (or anyone else, fine), and you’re all welcome. Help Farm Sanctuary figure some things out. Take the survey!

Or not. Your call. But it’d probably be a nice thing to do.

[Farm Sanctuary pig photo by Barbara Monroe via Flickr]

05/07/2013

Fashion Loves Animals was a huge success! Let’s look at pictures!  »

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I attended Farm Sanctuary’s Fashion Loves Animals event this past weekend, they were honoring one of my favorite people: Leanne of Vaute Couture! As we arrived, I was quickly given a shot of asparagus soup (pictured above) made by new celebrity chef Jay Astafa! I was completely stoked since I had missed his popup dinner. I was also stoked because the soup was delicious! 

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Here’s Jay prepping behind the scenes. 

Now, on to the Vaute fashion show! 

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Yes, lovely outfit. More importantly: OMG what a cute dog! And all the pups were up for adoption. No but really, the clothes were lovely. And I love these shoes by Love is Mighty. They’re made of old candy wrappers! 

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Notice the Brave GentleMan kicks. 

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I love this dress. There were new versions of this dress I’d seen at Vaute’s fashion week show—now it comes in lots of pretty floral patters! Leanne said they are at the Vaute Couture store now. Yay!

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Beautiful picture of the back of this dress by me. 

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This puppy stole the show of course. Because PUPPY!

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Beautiful picture of the end of the show by me. There’s Leanne with models in tow.

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Here’s a behind the scenes shot from Max Gordon Photography (all the pics not taken by me were supplied by Vaute’s lovely PR person Meredith and are by Max Gordon or Farm Sanctuary). Also check out the sweater, I love it. I need it.

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And here we have the stars of the show—and really the stars of any show they attend for that matter!: Leanne, Gene Baur, Discerning Brute Joshua.

And in closing, here’s a lovely Vine video I took:

OMG I had so much fun! Thanks, Farm Sanctuary!

04/29/2013

Fashion Loves Animals Gala is almost here!  »

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On May 4th, a.k.a. this Saturday, Farm Sanctuary is honoring the wonderfully talented and dedicatedly vegan Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture! I can’t think of a better honoree or a better organization to be honored by. I hope there are goats there! OMG if there are goats there I will die and go to heaven and leave all my worldly riches to goats.

Get your tickets!

04/03/2013

A night of vegan celebrities: Farm Sanctuary throws mega-swanky poker benefit in L.A.  »

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March 16, I happened to be in L.A. for an unrelated work event and got a chance to stop by Fun For Farm Animals: Celebrity Poker Tournament & Cocktail party to benefit the work of Farm Sanctuary

I had never thought about gambling as a gateway drug to vegan activism, but now that I’ve experienced it firsthand I’ll say this: It works! There were SO many famous people who aren’t reported vegetarians/vegans who came out to get photographed in classy outfits help support the animals!

In the penthouse of the Petersen Automotive Museum, celebs and normies willing to pay $200 for tickets descended on hella cocktails and amazing All Hail Kale salad from Veggie Grill, vegan buffalo wings, and other treats! Performances from Grammy winner Colbie Caillat and others took place on this really cute stage they had over near the snacks and open bar, and there were magicians and psychics and, again, loads of FAMOUS people—Michael Vartan! Jennifer Coolidge! So many more!—whom I don’t think are vegan but who opened their hearts and wallets for the animals! It was beautiful.

Images courtesy of Farm Sanctuary.

More than a few of the attendees I talked to planned to gamble for the animals and then run the L.A. Marathon the next morning. Talk about dedication! I also ran into my current favorite vegan celeb, Mercy For Animals’ Ari Soloman, who was super cute in person and grounded me while surrounded by a bunch of people I’m used to seeing on television shelling out for farm animals. If this is the future of vegan activism, deal me in!

01/29/2013

OMG Farm Sanctuary, you need to stop. Your FB is out of control and I’m going to die from the cuteness. This lil’ baby is a big pink mess of hilarity and adorableness. Cut. It. Out. 

OMG Farm Sanctuary, you need to stop. Your FB is out of control and I’m going to die from the cuteness. This lil’ baby is a big pink mess of hilarity and adorableness. Cut. It. Out. 

01/28/2013

Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Farm Sanctuary way!  »

Farm Sanctuary has two genius ideas for showing your honey (there’s an agave joke in there somewhere…) you care this Valentine’s Day. 

Gift idea #1: 

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"Farm Sanctuary’s beautifully-packaged, delectable, organic, fair trade Vegan “Milk” Chocolate Heart, which opens up to reveal even more vegan sweet treats inside! Made from rice/almond “milk” chocolate, it’s the perfect expression of love and compassion this Valentine’s Day. Price: $18.00. Available for Pre-Order. All proceeds go to support Farm Sanctuary’s work on behalf of abused and neglected farm animals.”

Gift idea #2:

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"Skip the flowers and Adopt A Farm Animal instead! Sponsoring a rescued cow, pig, sheep, goat, or chicken who resides at one of Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters in NY and CA is a cute, original way to show you care. Gift recipients receive an adorable adoption certificate complete with a color photograph, adoption card, and an invitation to schedule a VIP tour to meet their adopted friend!”

So there you have it, two genius gift ideas that help animals! Also, can we talk about that calf and her/his funny expression? Hilar.

01/24/2013

I saw on Farm Sanctuary’s FB that they just welcomed two new babies into the family! Look at this silly baby, her pants don’t fit! Can you say high-waters? Good luck with your new twins, Dolly!

I saw on Farm Sanctuary’s FB that they just welcomed two new babies into the family! Look at this silly baby, her pants don’t fit! Can you say high-waters? Good luck with your new twins, Dolly!

01/14/2013

Remember beautiful Eric? A year later, Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur shares this new photo of beautiful Eric snuggling with his friend Sebastian. BEST PIG FRIENDS. Is there anything better? Happy New Year, Eric and Sebastian! Happy New Year, Farm Sanctuary! Happy New Year, vegans!

Remember beautiful Eric? A year later, Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur shares this new photo of beautiful Eric snuggling with his friend Sebastian. BEST PIG FRIENDS. Is there anything better? Happy New Year, Eric and Sebastian! Happy New Year, Farm Sanctuary! Happy New Year, vegans!

01/07/2013

That dang Farm Sanctuary FB! Gets me every time! These are some of Julia’s babies—not so baby-like anymore!—playing in the snow. OMG!

That dang Farm Sanctuary FB! Gets me every time! These are some of Julia’s babies—not so baby-like anymore!—playing in the snow. OMG!

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