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New Meeting: Country Hoe Down at Animal Acres

From: JD
Sent on: Sunday, April 6, 2008 11:27 AM
Announcing a new meeting for United Animal Advocates of LA!

What: Country Hoe Down at Animal Acres

When: Saturday, May 3, 12:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Come one, come all! Looking forward to seeing your animal-friendly faces!

Why: Come for an afternoon of country fun among friends & farm animals, hear the guest speakers and stay for the food!

Meeting Description: Howdy there,

It's another great event from Animal Acres, on Saturday May 3rd they will be hosting a country hoe down! Yeee-haww! In addition to the farm animal shelter tour and delicious vegan food cookout, three very notable animal advocate guest speakers will be making presentations...details below!

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COUNTRY HOE DOWN
Saturday, May 3 High Noon to 6pm

Grab your cowboy hat and dust off your cowgirl boots -- it's the Animal Acres COUNTRY HOE DOWN! Gather with people who care about cows, and other farm animals, and have a great time for a good cause!

The COUNTRY HOE DOWN starts with our unique farm tours, where you can kiss a cow, give a pig a belly rub, talk to turkeys, or simply share a memorable moment with any of our country critters who call Animal Acres, "Home Sweet Home." Our shelter tour guides will introduce our residents to you and share some of their amazing and heartwarming stories.

After meeting our farmed animal friends, we'll hear from some of our movement's noted authors and activists including:

Karen Dawn, Founder of DawnWatch.com, will read from and sign her new book, Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way we Treat Animals. Go to ThankingtheMonkey.com to read early reviews and endorsements and see the fun celeb-studded promo video. DawnWatch is the nation's leading media advocacy organization for animals.

Rory Freedman is the coauthor of the NY Times best seller Skinny Bitch in the Kitch and the #1 NY Times and international best seller Skinny Bitch, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide and has been translated into eight languages.

Ethan Smith, Activist and Author of the newly released, Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering. In her foreword, Dr. Jane Goodall says: "Building the Ark is a book after my own heart" and it is being utilized at her institute's 8,000 Roots & Shoots programs in 90 countries.

After special guest presentations, we'll gather in the sanctuary courtyard for a delicious vegeque provided by NATIVE FOODS. The county cookout menu includes BBQ seitan burgers, potato salad, cole slaw, and strawberry shortcake...yum! And, be prepared to shop 'til you drop for fabulous and fashionable cruelty-free products at ARBONNE and HUMANITAIRE vendor booths.

Last year's event drew over 300 people -- seating is limited, so please make your reservations early. Tickets are $25 per person. Please click here to register online or call us at[masked]. Please note: Tickets will not be mailed; your name will be at the registration table the day of the event and you will receive a confirmation of your registration via email. We, and our farmed animal friends, look forward to hoe'ing with you!

Country Hoe Down Program:
Noon -- 2:00 Shelter Tours
2:00 -- 4:00 Special Guest Presentations
4:00 -- 6:00 Vegeque Cookout & Keynote Address


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Register to attend with Animal Acres here: http://app.etapestry.com/hosted/AnimalAcres/EventRegistration.html

Yippee, see yah there, pardner!

Learn more here:
http://animalrights.meetup.com/177/calendar/7685649/

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