On Sunday d I traveled to San Antonio with some friends to volunteer at Sunny Day Farms Animal Sanctuary. It was a beautiful day to travel to the farm and we got to pet and be enamored by a lot of different animals. We also heard their heartbreaking stories of abuse and neglect that led to them ending up at the sanctuary. Sunny Day is the largest farm animal sanctuary in Texas. It certainly seems like a struggle to get the message across here in meat country where the laws in general are lax and animals can just get shipped to Mexico to avoid humane treatment laws. In addition to taking care of so many sweet animals at the farm, they also do a lot of education and tours for children and adults. I highly recommend taking the tour, especially if you have a family with little kids or anyone that likes to rub some serious bellies. They are also in very serious need of donations and you can even sponsor an animal! They will send you a certification of adoption along with a biography of your animal and, of course, a picture. Every year, in my office, we sponsor farm animals and keep their pictures up and it is a great way to get conversationd started. In the past we have always sponsored at Farm Sanctuary but this year we will have to switch so I can tell everyone that they can go and see our animal.
It was great to be at the farm and help out, especially after being all cooped in from the snow day. I even did some work. If you are an Austinite and want to go with us on future trips check out Vegans Rock Austin where all the organizing happens.
I also have a lot more pictures on flickr. After the trip to the farm we drove over to San Antonio to check out Greens, San Antonio’s only vegetarian cafe! I was so excited to try stuff from their dessert case that was all vegan that everyone raved about.