Saturday September 8 Chicago, IL and Boston, MA are the two cities selected to host the launch of the Farm Sanctuary 2012 ‘Walk for Farm Animals.’ The purpose of the events is to raise funds for the organization’s lifesaving work.
Other Farm Sanctuary walks will take place in major cities from September 8 through November 3. Readers from other cities can find the date and location of the Walk near them. The organization provides sanctuary for animals that have been rescued from factory farms, stockyards, natural disasters, and abuse and neglect cases. The money donated by participants in the event helps Farm Sanctuary rescue, feed, administer care, and homes for farm animals.
Early adult registration for Chicago is only $15, on site registration is $25, and children under 18 are free. The ‘Walk for Farm Animals’ also includes pre-walk yoga by Nicole Sopko , musical performance by Bryan Harrel, and the guest speaker will be Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary.
Check in time begins at 9a.m. at Lincoln Park Grove 13. The ‘Walk for Animals’ begins at 10 a.m. and follows a course of 2.75 miles, and dogs are welcome at this event.
Last year the event was held in 39 cities and according to Farm Sanctuary, “Chicago was the fourth largest in terms of revenue raised for the Farm Sanctuary. The walks are held, “Because farm animals can’t speak for themselves.”
Farm Sanctuary is the largest farm-animal shelter in North America and operates three sanctuaries. Their website claims “Throughout the years more than 8,000 animals have called Farm Sanctuary home, and we have found safe and loving placement for nearly 3,000 more.”