19 May 2011

Photos from Farm Sanctuary's star-studded 25th Anniversary Gala

This past Saturday, farm animals were treated in a big way – when celebrities came together to celebrate Farm Sanctuary’s anniversary. Attendees of the 25th Anniversary Gala dined on a three-course gourmet vegan dinner while honoring the organization’s 25 years of critical work for farm animal welfare.

“This is as much a celebration as a recognition that we are in the midst of a major awakening about the food we put in our bodies and what it means for the world around us,” said Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. “Twenty-five years ago I couldn’t have predicted the profound effect Farm Sanctuary would have on how our society views and treats farm animals. We still have a long way to go and events like this are important milestones on the road to renewing our empathy and compassion.”

The photos below feature Ally Sheedy, Corey Feldman, Kathy Freston, Loretta Swift, Gene Baur, Eric Roberts, Carol Leifer, Nellie McKay, Wendie Malick, Fred Willard, Jesse Eisenberg, Jane Valez-Mitchell, and Rory Freedman.

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Daelyn is the co-founder and managing director of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to her work at TDIV, Daelyn homeschools her three daughters.

Photo credit: Bridget Laudien, Lesley Marino