April 14: Meet Gene Baur at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Hear Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur speak at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. This event, which is sponsored by the Animal Welfare Club of the Cornell Vet School, will take place on April 14, 2011 from noon to 1 p.m. in Schurman Hall, Lecture Hall I (located at 602 Tower Road; Ithaca, NY 14850). This talk is free and open to the public. Gene will also be on hand to sign copies of his national best-seller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. More info


Monday, April 4th: Meet & Greet with author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Meet and Greet in Ithaca, NY – THIS MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 4th!

Colleen will be at Cornell speaking to students in a private class, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of her east coast visit. Come by Stella’s on College Ave. in Ithaca at 7:30 for drinks and nibbles and a chat with Colleen. She won’t have her books with her, but feel free to bring your own copies to get signed! Since Colleen will be unreachable until then, feel free to address your questions to Michelle King at, the fabulous coordinator and mastermind behind our lil’ event.

Monday, April 4
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Stella’s Restaurant, Bar, & Café
403 College Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850

RSVP on Facebook
More info on Colleen

One Year Anniversary party at Food For The Planet

Celebrate one year of animal-friendly awesomeness at Food for the Planet, Ithaca’s only 100% vegan restaurant.

Specials: Raw Lasagna, Fresh and Seasonal Fruit Neapolitan (not gluten-free), Swiss Chard and Arugala Fritatta, and Anniversary Cake (soy and gluten free).

Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010
5:30pm – 9pm

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Country Hoe Down July 31st – August 1

Get your tickets now for Farm Sanctuary’s upcoming Country Hoe Down, July 31st – August 1. Tickets sell out fast so get ‘em while they’re hot… You can camp for free on the land during the event, which sounds pretty cool. Visit their site for tickets, rideshare info, and all the details on the speakers and food and other fun stuff.

Have you been to this event before? I never have. I’d love to hear folks’ stories about it, see your photos. Please comment or send stuff in!

Farm Sanctuary Fourth of July Pignic

Props to Farm Sanctuary for offering an awesome animal-friendly celebration this Independence Day! If you haven’t yet been to the Sanctuary, I recommend it. Nothing will make you feel better about being vegan than meeting the sweet, beautiful rescued animals that live there.

Celebrate the freedom of rescued farm animals who call Farm Sanctuary home by visiting our New York Shelter this Fourth of July. Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, invites the public to attend our annual Fourth of July Pignic, for a compassionate celebration of our nation’s birthday.

This festive, full day event offers free guided tours of the sanctuary, the opportunity to interact with farm animals rescued from cases of cruelty, neglect and abuse, free samples of delicious veggie food and animal-themed arts and crafts for kids.

Tours begin every hour on the hour from 11 am to 3 pm.

WHEN: Sunday, July 4, 2010; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Farm Sanctuary, 3100 Aikens Rd., Watkins Glen, N.Y. (map)

The Pignic is a free, all-ages event open to the public. No registration is necessary. For further information, please call 607-583-2225 ext. 221 or visit!

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.

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) Freeskool Workshop

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release)
Facilitator: Kristin
Date/Time: June 22 3pm
Location: Park across from Hickeys Music
Do you believe all living creatures including feral and stray cats deserve compassion, care and protection for their entire lives? Would you like to make an immediate difference in not only the quality of life of cats, but the people within your community? Come learn about TNR, (trap-neuter-release) the most effective way to manage healthy feral cat populations.

TUESDAY: Animal Rights Sharing Circle

I’m psyched about this discussion I’m holding on Tuesday, and hope that some of our readers here will attend! Please help spread the word if you can, too. I’m hoping this will be an opportunity for vegans and non-vegans to get together to discuss big issues in a mutually respectful, compassionate way.

Animal Rights Sharing Circle
Facilitator: Ari Moore,, 607.821.0654
Date: Tues. June 15, 7-9pm
Location: Fur People House, 212 N. Plain St. #1 (bottom buzzer)

Interested in veganism or animal rights but aren’t sure where to start? Join us for a facilitated dialogue about animal rights and how these issues relate to other struggles. This will be a safe, nonjudgmental space for us to talk about our feelings and ideas about animals, while enjoying some vegan treats. Seasoned activists / vegans welcome too – let’s learn from each other!

RSVP: Facebook | Wishing Well

This is an Ithaca Freeskool class – learn more and see the full schedule here.

Cayuga Deer March for Compassion a success!

Here’s a jam-packed update from our friends at Read on for photos from Ithaca Festival, and ways that you can help protect the deer living in our region – including an important meeting on Monday night…

Global Vegan Waffle Party this Friday!

There’s a Global Vegan Waffle Party this Friday! Come to the Ithaca party:

Waffle Frolic, 146 E. State St., The Commons
Friday, May 28th

vegan waffle!

As part of a global movement, Waffle Frolic will feature vegan waffle specials and new vegan recipes all day. There will be giveaways and a recipe exchange throughout the day, a Vegan educational forum, and a late-night session with DJ Cutman from 9pm-midnight. Bring the family, friends, and Vegan-curious people for good food, a little learning, and a great party!

I’ve emailed with one of the owners and they’re promoting this website in exchange for us promoting the party. I’m also promoting it because, well, I love waffles. They have all these awesome toppings you can choose from – how can you not love that? Go show them you dig vegan waffles this Friday, and bring your favorite recipes for their recipe exchange!