“Our hearts go out to Rue McClanahan’s family and friends in this difficult time. She inspired countless others to start thinking about farm animals as sentient beings who deserve to be treated with respect. Through her involvement with Farm Sanctuary and our Legacy Society, Rue’s compassion for animals will live on.”
- Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur expressing his sorrow for McClanahan’s recent passing. Rue has been involved with Farm Sanctuary since 1996 and was the longtime spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Legacy Society, which was established to express gratitude to members who have made a commitment to the organization through a charitable bequest. She’ll certainly be missed.