Animal Place in Grass Valley, California, has featured one of the first donations from the “Greg Fund” in their spring 2016 magazine. It is a special honor to be featured alongside Jennifer Fearing, who was credited with the 2008 passage of California’s Proposition 2, the ballot initiative to end the use of battery cages for hens on egg farms.
Animal Place, one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States, had a profound influence on Greg and me: an educational tour of the sanctuary in the year 2000 was what inspired us to become vegetarian, and set us on the path to becoming vegan some years later. Even after we moved from California to the east coast, we remained in touch with the sanctuary staff, and continued to make annual financial contributions to the sanctuary. On our last trip to Northern California together in early 2013, just as we were preparing to move to our own little farm, we attended an Animal Place presentation at Sacramento VegFest on the topic of veganic gardening.
It is a special honor now to help expand Animal Place’s Food for Thought program in Greg’s memory – as this expansion to include environmental and wildlife organizations will so perfectly tie together our commitment to veganism, wildlife conservation, and animal rescue.