Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Compassion Takes Spotlight at Farm Sanctuary's Enchanting New York City Gala for Farm Animals

Farm Sanctuary, America's Leading Farm Animal Protection Organization
Hosts Celebrity-Studded Black-tie Gala

NEW YORK, NY - April 16, 2008 - Host Heather Mills and emcee Melissa
Rivers will lead this inspiring and elegant evening to honor farm
animals, promote compassion, and enjoy fabulous vegan cuisine. One of
the most unique and enlightening events of the season, the Gala for Farm
Animals features an award presentation, a special musical performance by
Shawn Colvin, a farm animal-inspired silent auction, and a three-course
gourmet vegan dinner. The growing list of celebrity supporters includes
Kristen Bell, Rachel Leigh Cook, Jennifer Coolidge, Emily Deschanel,
Christine Ebersole, Lisa Edelstein, Susie Essman, Swoosie Kurtz, Vanessa
Marcil, Peter Max, Esai Morales, Kevin Nealon, Eric Roberts, Ally
Sheedy, Loretta Swit, True Whitaker, Persia White, Debra Wilson Skelton,
and many more to be announced. They will be joined by key legislators,
artists, animal advocates, and public figures in media and culture. For
more information call 607-583-2225 ext. 237 contact or visit

WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m. to midnight

WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street, New York, NY

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals and VIP Press Reception
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. General Reception and Silent Auction
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Gourmet Vegan Dinner
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Celebrity Presentations
10 p.m. - 12 a.m. Twilight Reception and Entertainment

TICKETS: $400 per guest

To purchase tickets, inquire about sponsorship and advertising
opportunities, and offer product donations and auction contributions to
support the event, visit, email, or call 607-583-2225 ext. 221.

Photographers interested in covering red carpet arrivals and press
interested in attending the VIP press reception can contact or call 607-583-2225 ext. 256.

Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection
organization. Since incorporating in 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 refuge
efforts. Farm Sanctuary 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. Additional information can be
found at or by calling 607-583-2225.

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