Gene Baur | Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food | Animal rights activist visits with bestseller
Meet Gene Baur
3pm Thursday, September 30
Animal rights activist Gene Baur visits with his national bestseller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, an examination of the ethical questions involved in the breeding of animals for food. Baur argues that ten billion farm animals are exploited each year in the United States in an industry that relies on assembly-line factories rather than family farms with small herds. Animals raised for human consumption are confined for the entirety of their lives and often live without companionship, fresh air, or even adequate food and water. Farm Sanctuary—through Baur's triumphs and disappointments of more than twenty years on the front lines of the animal protection movement—shows how we have an opportunity and a responsibility to consume a kinder plate. Baur is the president and co-founder of America's leading farm animal protection organization, Farm Sanctuary, which has advocated the fair treatment of farm animals, a return to the roots of agriculture, and the end of animals' suffering for our consumption since 1986. More info: FarmSanctuary.org.