Social Justice Advocate Elizabeth Kucinich Headlines Farm Sanctuary’s Country Hoe Down
Annual summer celebration brings activism, animals, vegan food & fun together Aug. 4 and 5 in the Finger Lakes region of New York
WHAT: Farm Sanctuary’s Country Hoe Down is an exciting weekend of expert presentations, healthy food, film screenings, activist workshops, cooking demos, barn dancing, live music, and fun at this non-profit’s bucolic New York Shelter. Guests will learn more about farm animals, plant-based eating and the high cost of our nation’s “cheap” food system; they will also have the chance to get up close and personal with hundreds of rescued animals in a natural sanctuary environment and can even participate in a “boot camp” workout session with Ellen DeGeneres’ health guru, John Pierre. Full schedule of events is here.
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5
WHERE: Farm Sanctuary
3150 Aikens Rd
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
WHO: Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary’s president and co-founder
Elizabeth Kucinich, Director of Public and Government Affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Milton R. Mills, M.D., associate director of preventive medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Timothy Pachirat, Ph.D., author of Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight (Yale University Press, 2011)
John Pierre, Ellen DeGeneres’ nutrition and fitness guru
Susie Coston, Farm Sanctuary’s national shelter director
Terry Hope Romero, best-selling author of Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and Viva Vegan!: Authentic Vegan Latina American Recipes
Plus, more than 500 rescued cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, and other farm animals! And many more expert speakers!
WHY: Farm Sanctuary’s Country Hoe Down is an opportunity to learn simple ways to protect innocent animals from cruelty, while having a lot of fun in the process. Farm animals are the largest population of abused animals on Earth. Billions are subjected to intolerable cruelties by the food animal industry each year, even though research shows these animals are every bit as intelligent and emotional as the dogs and cats we share our lives with. This event will help attendees begin to make new choices and simple changes that can have a big impact on farm animal welfare.
HOW: To register, visit farmsanctuary.org or call 607-583-2225 ext. 221. Tickets are $150 per person and cover all aspects of the event, including lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Farm Sanctuary is North America’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the “food animal” industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and shelter efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, New York; Orland, California; and Los Angeles provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals. These animals stand as ambassadors for the billions on factory farms who have no voice, and their stories help raise awareness about the brutal realities of factory farming.