Friday, February 15, 2008

NY: Farm Sanctuary Book Launch Party @ Salmagundi Club

Farm Sanctuary Fetes President and Co-Founder, Gene Baur, at New York City Book Launch Party

Celebrity Supporters to Congratulate Baur on Release of his New Book, “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food”

New York, NY – On Tuesday, March 4, Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, will host a party to celebrate the release of a much anticipated book by Gene Baur, the organization’s president and co-founder. Baur will be joined by several celebrity animal advocates to fete the release of, “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food,” published by Simon & Schuster, and available on bookstore shelves in March. Guests will meet and mingle with Baur, as well as special guest celebrity supporters, Moby, Alicia Silverstone, Mary and Peter Max, Dan Piraro, Loretta Swit, Sue Coe, Ally Sheedy and Patrick McDonnell. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Praise for the book
“Filled with hope, this book is written for all who strive for a more compassionate world. I highly recommend it.”

~ Dr. Jane Goodall

“Some of the stories Gene Baur tells will break your heart and others will speak to your deepest convictions. It’s a book about appalling cruelty and heroic kindness, and it points the way to a better world.”
~ Alicia Silverstone

“Agribusiness factory farms subvert democracy and are some of the nation’s worst polluters. This book shows how they also treat animals with unspeakable cruelty. It is a compelling testament to the need to civilize this industry and end its radical practices for producing meat, dairy and eggs.”
~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

: Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 6 - 8 p.m.
: Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
REGISTRATION: RSVP by March 3, 2008 at or by calling 607-583-2225 ext. 221. Suggested donation $20 to benefit Farm Sanctuary.

About Farm Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, we have worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the “food animal” industry through research and investigations, legal and legislative actions, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Our shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. More information can be found at or by calling 607-583-2225.

Contact: Angela Barker, 607-583-2225 ext. 256,

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