Hudson Valley Compassion (HVC) is was founded with the following goals: to form a collective of people in the community with diverse interests who are concerned for animal welfare globally and strive to act locally to create positive, sustainable change. It is currently being run and administrated by staff of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary which holds many events events that seek to educate about the rights of animals, veganism and related environmental issues.
HVC advocates on behalf of animals used for human profit including food production, entertainment and pharmaceutical research. We work both individually and collectively within the community to educate and help raise awareness about animal welfare issues.
Goals for the group include volunteer opportunities, field trips, networking gatherings, creative outreach and activism.
You need not be a vegetarian or vegan to join, but you must have an interest in being active within your community to help support compassionate causes.
Cultivating Compassionate Culture
July 3 · 11:00 AM
Come to WFS's annual July Jamboree - fun for all ages!
Join us Sunday, July 3rd from 11 – 4 (rain or shine) for our annual all-ages festival! Award-winning veggie food trucks and booths, live music, and vegan- and... Learn more
June 21 · 7:00 PM
Viewing of new film Called to Rescue, panel discussion, light vegan fare
Join us at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary on June 21st from 7-9pm for a special evening viewing of the new film Called to Rescue. Seating is limited and light vegan fare, wine... Learn more
May 29 · 11:00 AM
Vegan Vitality at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
Join us Sunday, May 29th from 11 – 4 to celebrate vegan wellness and community:
Vegan food and treats, books, beauty products and kombucha from over a dozen vendors, fun... Learn more
April 5 · 6:15 PM
Lobbying and Networking on Behalf of Animals
The following class is being offered through HVCC Community Education. The class is 3 sessions and will meet on Tuesday evenings 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 from 6:15-8:15 If you... Learn more
January 9 · 1:00 PM
Rally for the Vassar Deer!! Stop the Annual Killing
With increasing secrecy and minimal communication to the Vassar community and Poughkeepsie community, Vassar College once again plans to bait and shoot deer at the... Learn more