2013 Walk for Farm Animals: A Celebration of Hope!
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For seven years Liberation BC has been proud to organize the Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary and all the amazing work they do to help change the way the world views farm animals. For over 25 years they have rescued animals from horrendous conditions, shared their stories as a way to educate the public, and fought to change the laws that allow humans to legally abuse and kill animals by the billions every year.
This year’s walk was the best yet. Nearly 150 compassionate people raised money and came out to show their support for animals. Together we raised over $16,000! During registration, walkers enjoyed delicious snacks donated by Edible Flours and warmed up with yoga led by Cynthia, from Animal Voices. Elektra painted faces and created balloon animals for the kids.
When it was time to go the fantastic Carnival Band and members of the VPD led us into the streets of downtown Vancouver where we took up two lanes of the road for our 2.8 mile walk. The festive music and enthusiasm of the leader of the Carnival Band announced our approach and the public were greeted by posters, smiles, waves, and thousands of leaflets handed out by the walkers. It was a parade-like atmosphere where walkers and onlookers alike danced and celebrated together and the message was clear – we are hopeful that things are changing and we will never give up the fight for animal rights!
When the walk finished, everyone celebrated together back at Library Square with entertainment by Sinead Sanders. While the raffle prizes were awarded, hungry walkers lined up for fabulous Loving Hut lunch options.
The Walk was a huge success! Many thanks to our fantastic volunteers: John, Sandra, Kendal, Brooks, Kimberly, Yuanyang, Sasha, Cathryn, Taylor, and EVERYONE who carried banners and handed out leaflets. And a special thanks to Tanya and Hayley for taking photos! (You can see more photos here.)
Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors: 3G Restaurant, Bandidas Taqueria, Daiya, Dazey Dog Photography, Edible Flours, Eternal Abundance, Feed Life, Fit Foods, Graze Restaurant, Loving Hut Express, Nice Shoes, Organic Lives, Saje Natural Wellness, Tao Organics, Whole Foods, and Zimt Chocolate.
But most of all, thanks to ALL of the walkers! Your compassion and energy are infectious and are changing the world right now. See you all next year!