This year’s Walk for Farm Animals almost passed us by. Yes, Farm Sanctuary sent me the emails, letting me know it was coming up and I had every intention of signing up for our third year of participating but it just escaped me somehow. Life got super busy and things started piling up on my plate and I thought “Well, if I miss this year, it’ll be okay. I’ll just do next year. Sometimes life just works out that way.”
Then last week I saw this video from Free From Harm. It is not graphic and it shows no blood. It is powerful, however, and I think it is something every human being needs to see. It reminded me of why I do everything I do. It’s the reason I started Keepin’ It Kind. It’s the reason I share my vegan recipes- to show people how easy and delicious vegan eating is. It’s the reason I share information about our trips and the restaurants we visit- to show that by living compassionately, one does not miss out on all of the experiences life has to offer. I am vegan for the animals and ultimately, every choice I make is to help make their lives better. I do this in hopes that someday, there will not be a need for videos like this.
So with less than two weeks left, Chris, Max, Sophia and I registered to do the Farm Sanctuary Walk For Farm Animals. This walk raises money for Farm Sanctuary who is dedicated to rescuing animals from factory farms and other abusive situations and giving them the home they deserve. Our goal is to raise $250 by October 26th. If you live in the LA area, please come join us– we would LOVE to meet you and walk along with you. If not, please consider supporting us by donating to our team (Just choose either Chris’s, Max’s, Sophia’s or my name and make an individual donation). Every little bit helps so even something as small as $5 or $10 helps us reach our goal.
If you want to learn more, I’ve written several posts about Farm Sanctuary and the Walk for Farm Animals in the past. Most recently, I wrote about our visit to Animal Acres, Farm Sanctuary’s southern California location. Last year, I wrote several posts about why we were choosing to participate in the Walk For Farm Animals (reasons #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5) and a recap of our first year doing the walk.
Thank you so much for your support.
Photography by Chris Miller