The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup Message Board › Oct 15: Moo Shoes Hosts Book Reading by Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal San
New York, NY
Tuesday, October 15, 6-8pm: Head on over to Moo Shoes, NYC's premiere purveyor of cruelty-free clothing, accessories, and shoes, where Kathy Stevens will be reading and signing her latest book Animal Camp: Reflections on a Decade of Love, Hope, and Veganism at Catskill Animal Sanctuary.
Animal Camp is the perfect introduction for those interested in exploring the meat-free lifestyle. The stories of beloved Catskill Animal Sanctuary residents have the ability to touch the hearts of a diverse audience by giving faces to the creatures that the industrialized and abusive American food system treats as nothing more than products. Animal Camp highlights CAS inhabitants such as Barbie, a hen found under a car in Brooklyn, and her unlikely love interest, the commanding and uncanny sheep Rambo. And then there is the terrific trio of Franklin the hypersensitive pig, Tucker the steer who thinks he's a puppy and Hope the horse with low self-esteem. These brave and funny animals were the first to attend the Animal Camp of the title, a satellite farm where CAS residents with social difficulties get the space they need to heal. Animal Camp is more than the heartwarming, provocative, devastating and hilarious stories of the CAS residents. Kathy also uses her authorial clarity and bravery to delve into the ethics and dangers of factory farming. As readers fall in love with animals they may have previously seen as food, Animal Camp invites all to consider a vegan lifestyle, to give voice to the voiceless creatures and to potentially save the world from itself.
Located in New York's Hudson Valley (2 hours north of NYC), Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 110-acre haven for horses and farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect, and an education center on vegan living. Come get the latest scoop on the sanctuary's emergency rescue work and it's innovative educational programs.
We'll chat and chow on vegan treats from Candle Cafe, Beyond Sushi, and Yeah Dawg!