Best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer described Farm Sanctuary in his book Eating Animals as “one of the most important animal protection, education, and lobbying organizations in America.” And as the organization responsible for bringing farm animal issues to the forefront celebrates its 25th anniversary, it’s important to remember all of the progress Farm Sanctuary has made.
The organization urged the passage of the first U.S. laws to protect animals on farms, initiated the first cruelty convictions at slaughterhouses, and established the largest rescue network for farm animals in North America. In addition, Farm Sanctuary is responsible for getting fast food chain Burger King to add a veggie burger to their menu.
To celebrate these and many more of the accomplishments that Farm Sanctuaryhas made over the last 25 years, there will be parties and anniversary events around the country, including two black-tie galas in New York (May 14) and Los Angeles (September 24). With support from celebs like Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Barker, Martha Stewart, Betty White, Forest Whitaker, Emily Deschanel, Alicia Silverstone, and others, the events are likely to be star studded!