Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, discusses his work to combat factory farming.
In Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
, he investigates the ethical questions involved in the animal agriculture system—and urges readers to extend the reach of human compassion and consume a kinder plate, making a better life for animals and for themselves. In Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day
, Baur and Forks Over Knives
author Gene Stone explore the deeply transformative experience of visiting the sanctuary, and the basic tenets of Farm Sanctuary life, including eating in harmony with your values, connecting with nature wherever you are, reducing stress, and more.
Desserts catered by local restaurant 24 Carrots.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time
magazine and one of Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul 100 Givers, Gene Baur co-founded Farm Sanctuary in 1986. He originally funded the fledgling organization by selling vegan hot dogs out of a VW van at Grateful Dead concerts. A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, he has educated millions about the plight of farm animals and the negative impacts of factory farming-- inspiring an international farm sanctuary movement. Gene was instrumental in passing the first U.S. laws prohibiting inhumane animal confinement and continues working on systemic food industry reforms. His work has been covered by major media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, the New York Times
, LA Times
, and Wall Street Journal
, among others. He has published two bestselling books, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
(Scribner, 2008) and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life