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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NEWSLETTER               WINTER / SPRING 2009

                                                        2009 Calendar of Events

Veggie Pride Parade                                                       Sunday, April 26                 11 AM - 4 PM                                                 Paradise for Farmed Animals and the People Who Love Them!
Join LA’s first Veggie Pride Parade! Don’t miss this historic event to demonstrate your veg pride and help educate others
about the health, environment, and humane benefits of a vegetarian diet. Donned in veg costumes and toting signs, we’ll
parade with fellow veg advocates, then gather for a veg rally with great veggie food, entertainment and bands, and special
guest speakers.
                                                                                                                                   Voices for the Voiceless
                                                                                                                                     We are very grateful for the support of the Hollywood community,
                                                                                                                                     all the special friends of farmed animals in the entertainment
Country Hoe Down                                                          Saturday, June 6                 Noon – 6 PM               industry, who have joined Animal Acres to speak out for suffering
                                                                                                                                     cows, pigs, and chickens. At last year’s Gala, our celebrity hosts
Dust off those cowgirl boots, grab your cowboy hat and join us for a country hoe down! A fun and educational event focused           graciously posed for cameras and conducted interviews – and
on what YOU can do to help farmed animals. The Hoe Down begins with shelter tours and critter cuddle time. Then we’ll                helped educate millions of people. Here are a few excerpts from
gather for presentations from noted movement speakers, and end the day with a country cookout and vegan barbeque!                    the Antelope Valley Press article...
Reservations required.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Actor James Cromwell,
Pignic                                                                    Saturday, July 4                 Noon - 4 PM                                                                spoke of the intercon-
                                                                                                                                                                                      nectedness of this vital
Did you know that pigs love belly rubs, and that cows like to give kisses? You'll learn this and more at our fun and educational                                                      issue. The vegan actor
                                                                                                                                                                                      said the inability to live
day for kids and critters! Activities include feeding the animals, veggie picnic food, face-painting, old-fashioned field games,                                                      within the balance of
and our special humane tours that help teach children to be kind to ALL animals. $7.00 per person includes free soydog and                                                            Earth's ecosystem leads to
beverage. No reservations required.                                                                                                                                                   policies and psyches that
                                                                                                                                                                                      are out of balance and
                                                                                                                                                                                      psyches that don't value
Animal Acres Gala                                                         Saturday, September 5            5 PM - 11 PM                                                               life or give any thought to   Actress Jorja Fox, who starred on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," said she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    is a longtime supporter and follower. “If you can spend a little time with
                                                                                                                                                                                      the connection between
Where do celebrities gather with cows, pigs, and chickens? The Animal Acres Gala of course! Join us for an enchanted                                                                  the slab of meat and the      these creatures, you can connect them again to animals that you love,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    which I think helps everybody remember the importance of treating them
evening filled with gourmet vegan delights, inspiring entertainment, and special appearances by Hollywood’s famous friends                                                            animal from which it
                                                                                                                                                                                      came. "I care about this      humanely and with dignity.”
of farmed animals. Visit our website for ticket and table sponsorship information.
                                                                                                                                                                                      because I have a love of      Alicia Silverstone posed for pictures near the sanctuary's stall that housed
                                                                                                                                                                                      animals, but I also have a    several cows and bulls. "I'm totally vegan and I love Animal Acres," she said.
Compassionate Cuisine Celebration                                         Friday, October 9                7 PM - 11 PM                                                               real strong feeling about
                                                                                                                                                                                      the viability of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alicia’s interview, which showed her with her husband giving belly rubs to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    happy pigs, aired on national television.
Send your taste buds on an exciting journey at the World Vegetarian Day Celebration in Long Beach! Bring your friends and                                                             planet," Cromwell said.
family to sample the vast array of rich vegetarian food offerings from all over the world. Music, a raffle, special guest
presentations, and more! Reservations required.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo credit: Denise Herrick Borchert
                                                                                                                                     John Schneider, who is best known for his role as Bo Duke on "The Dukes
                                                                                                                                     of Hazzard”, believes it’s all about education. "I don't think people really
Halloween at the Sanctuary                                                Saturday, October 24             Noon to 4 PM              don't care, I just think they don't know. Somewhere in all of us, we know
                                                                                                                                     that what goes on before it gets to Ralphs is a bad thing, but we really
Our farmed animal friends like to trick you into giving them treats! Join us for Halloween at the sanctuary with trick or            don't want to go there, maybe because instinctively we know that it's
treating stations, tours, pumpkin carving, pumpkin decorating contest, apple bobbing and more. Costumes required to gain             really, really, really bad. But once you've seen it, you can't unsee it."
admittance! $5.00 per person – no reservations required.

World Vegan Day – L.A. Celebration!                                       Saturday, November 1             Noon – 4 PM
Celebrate the 65th Annual World Vegan Day! That’s right, vegans have their own special day, and what better place to
celebrate together than at a farmed animal sanctuary! Don’t miss this compassionate festival of food, fun, and farm animal
friends! $10 per person – no reservations required.

Thankful Turkeys Celebration                                              Saturday, November 21 Noon - 4 PM                                                                                                         Please mark your calendar for our 2009 Gala, and be an active voice for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    voiceless, too. The Animal Acres 2009 Gala will be held on Saturday,
Celebrate with fellow “veg pilgrims” and our honored feathered friends as we gather together to encourage people to feed                                                                                            September 5th – the festivities include a “Cowtail Party” with celebrity hosts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sanctuary tours, gourmet vegan dinner by Madeleine’s Bistro, entertainment, art
a turkey, rather than eat a turkey. Spend an afternoon meeting the sanctuary critters and enjoying a vegan meal, along with                                                                                         auction and more. Please visit our website for further information, table sponsorships,
special guest presentations. Reservations required.                                                                                                                                                                 and individual ticket purchases.

               For information on additional events and to register online for events,                                                                                                                                                                 ANIMAL ACRES
                                                                                                                                     Animal Acres is a farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living                                                5200 Escondido Cyn Rd, Acton, CA 93510
                please visit our website: or call 661-269-5404                                                   center directed by Farm Sanctuary Co-Founder Lorri Bauston. For more                                              Phone: 661-269-5404
                                                                                                                                     information on our rescue, education, and investigative campaigns, volunteer                                      Fax: 661-269-0194
                               We’ll see you at Animal Acres’ 2009 events.                                                           opportunities, or to become a supporting member, please contact us.
                                                                                                                                   Designed by Hayden Fowler |
  LA’s first VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE                                                                                                                 Evolvegan
                                                                                                                                                 Help encourage the human race to evolve to veganism!

                                                                                                                                                   T-Shirts – Printed on 100% organic cotton, olive green.
                                                                                                                                                            Price $22 each.
                                                                                                                                                            Item No. T010
                                                                                                                                                            Men’s Sizes: XL, L, M
                                                                                                                                                            Women’s Sizes: XL, L, M

                                                                                                                                                   How to Order?                                             Shipping Method
                                                                                                                                                   You can also order merchandise with your                  Order Value    UPS Ground   UPS 3-day
                                                                                                                                                   credit card by phone by calling 661-269-5404              Up to $4.99    $6.00        NA
                                                                                                                                                   or email your order to:              $5 - $9.99     $8.00        $18.00
                                                                                                                                                   and we will contact you to place your order.              $10 - $24.99   $10.00       $20.00
                                                                                                                                                   All prices include applicable taxes. Please               $25 - $49.99   $12.00       $22.00
                                                                                                                                                   add shipping and handling costs as follows                $50 - $74.99   $14.00       $24.00
                                                                                                                                                   (United States shipments only):                           $75 - $99.99   $18.00       $28.00

Sunday, April 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                             $100 and up    $22.00       $32.00

                                                                        GUEST SPEAKERS and ENTERTAINERS
                                           11am-4pm                                                                            (partial list)
                                                                                                                                                 MERCHANDISE ORDER FORM:
                                                                                                                                                 Item Number Item Description                  Size: Unisex Mens Womens           Quantity    Cost
   Vegetarians everywhere UNITE! Join LA’s first                                                                                                 __________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                  Karen Dawn, Author of the newly released,
VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE and help make veggie history.                                                 Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way        __________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                  we Treat Animals.                              __________________________________________________________________________________________________
  GATHER AND MARCH                                                                                                                               __________________________________________________________________________________________________
  The festivities will begin at 11:00 am at Culver Events, where “veg                                                                                                                                       Total Cost of Merchandise $    ___________
  heads” will register, enjoy a pre-march rally with veg entertain-                                                                                          Shipping Method: ___Ground UPS ___UPS 3-Day    Shipping Cost $                ___________
  ment and a special keynote speaker to rally the veg troups for our
  historic march. At noon we will begin a 5K walk through Venice
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Additional Donation $          ___________
                                                                          Rory Freedman, Co-author of the NY
  with participants adorned with eye-catching costumes and thought         Times best seller Skinny Bitch, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Total Enclosed $               ___________
  provoking signs to educate people about the humane, environmen-             other Skinny Bitch publications.                                   PAYMENT METHOD:
  tal, and health benefits of a vegetarian diet.                                                                                                 ___Check Enclosed   ___Please charge total amount to my credit card __VISA __MC __AMEX __DISCOVER
  After the march we will gather for a post-parade rally to celebrate                                                                            Card No.______________________________________________________        Expiration Date______________________
  the vegetarian lifestyle, with special guest presentations, music &                                                                            Name on Card__________________________________Signature____________________________________________
  veg entertainment, costume contest, and of course, a smorgasbord
  of vegan food from our area’s top veg restaurants.                                                                                             SHIPPING INFORMATION:
  Get your veg on! Sign up to PARTICIPATE in the VEGGIE PRIDE                                                                                    Name_____________________________________________________________________________________________
  PARADE, make a DONATION or become a parade SPONSOR,                                                                                            Shipping Address (street only, no PO Box)________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                           Kenneth Williams is America’s first
  VOLUNTEER for the event, or ALL of the above!
                                                                                                           vegan bodybuilding champion.
                                                                                                                                                 City__________________________________________________________________ State______ ZIP_______________
  Call 661-269-5404 or visit for more                                                                                      Phone_________________________________ Email_______________________________________________________
  information and to register for the VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE LA today.

                                                                         Musical entertainment by Monogroove and Truth on Earth

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                  Animal Acres Merchandise                                                                    Say Soycheeze!
                                                                                                              Let’s face it, it’s the hardest thing about going VEGAN for most people… the cheese. So we wanted to share
                                                                                                              some of our favorite sanctuary recipes with you, with our guarantee. If you try these sanctuary dairy-free
                   Feed the pigs (and other sanctuary critters) with your merchandise order today!            delights (and come to Animal Acres to get a cow kiss), you will never want to eat cow cheese, again.
Animal Acres Logo Items
Help encourage people to visit L.A’s farmed animal sanctuary to kiss a cow,                                    Nachomamma Sauce
give a pig a belly rub, and gobble the farm gossip with the sanctuary turkeys!                                 Ingredients:
                                                                                                               7 oz jar pimentos (and juice) – approximately ½ cup
                                           T-Shirts – Animal Acres logo printed on ultra-soft, natural         2 Tblsp cornstarch or arrowroot                                                Tofutti
                                           color bamboo cloth.                                                 ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds or cashews
                                                    Price $16.50 each.                                         1 cup water                                                                    Cheezecake
                                                    Item No. T001                                              1 tsp salt                                                                     Ingredients:
                                                    Men’s Sizes: XL, L, M                                      ¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes                                                 2 containers plain Tofutti crème cheese
                                                    Women’s Sizes (fitted t-shirt): XL, L, M                   ¼ cup rolled oats                                                              2/3 cup raw, fine sugar
                                                                                                               1 ½ Tblsp. fresh lemon juice                                                   1 tsp vanilla
                                           Baseball Cap – Animal Acres embroidered logo on 100%                1 tsp onion granules or powder                                                 Juice of one lemon (about 1 ½ to 2 Tblsp.)
                                           cotton khaki cap.                                                   ½ to 1 tsp garlic granules or powder (to taste)
                                                    Price $16.50
                                                                                                                                                                                              Mix by hand until smooth. Then add ¼ cup unbleached
                                                    Item No. C003                                              Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add to 1 ½            white flour, stir in gently, do not over stir. Put in graham
                                                                                                               cup boiling water and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly,                cracker pie crust. Top with 1 can fruit mix (optional).
                                                                                                               until mixture bubbles and thickens. Serve while hot on a bed of                Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Refrigerate for 6-8
                                           Travel Mug – Animal Acres logo on environmentally                   chips, refried beans, chopped tomatoes, onions, peppers, black                 hours before serving. This is cheesecake to live for!
                                           friendly plastic mug made from 100% U.S. Corn!                      olives, salsa, cilantro – however you like to eat your nachos!
                                                      Price $9.00
                                                      Item No. M002
                                                                                                               Macaroni & Cheeze                                                              Grilled Cheeze Sandwiches
                                                                                                               Cheeze Ingredients:                                                            Cheezespread:
 Peace Begins on Your Plate                                                                                    1 cup cashews                                   Blend 1 cup cashews and 1      1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
                                                                                                               1 cup water                                     cup water until smooth.        1/3 cup white, unbleached flour
 A gentle and peaceful way to teach people that vegetarianism is the path to peace for ALL.
                                                                                                               1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil                 Gradually add in 1/3 cup       ½ tsp garlic granules
                                                                                                               1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes                vegetable or canola oil and    ½ tsp onion granules
                                                                                                               1 Tblsp. soy sauce                              blend again. Blend in          2 cups water
                                           T-Shirts – Printed on 100 % organic cotton, grey.                   3 Tblsp. fresh lemon juice                      remaining ingredients until
                                                       Price $22.00 each                                                                                                                      Mix all ingredients together in saucepan with whisk.
                                                       Item No. T004                                           7 oz jar pimentos & juice (about ½ cup)         mixture is smooth. Then
                                                                                                                                                                                              Keep whisking on low to medium heat until the mixture
                                                       Men’s Sizes: XL, L, M                                   2-3 cloves of garlic or 1 tsp garlic granules   add 1 pound tofu (soft
                                                                                                                                                                                              bubbles and thickens. Remove from heat, add 2 Table-
                                                       Women’s Sizes (fitted t-shirt): XL, L, M                Salt and pepper to taste                        variety) and blend again
                                                                                                                                                                                              spoons soy margarine, and mix until margarine melts.
                                                                                                                                                               until smooth. Add cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                              Add in vegetarian bacon bits to taste (optional, but
                                                                                                                                                               mixture to 4 cups cooked
                                           Sweatshirt – Printed on regular cotton, black.                                                                      macaroni noodles. Add 1
                                                       Price $33.00 each.
                                                                                                                                                               cup plain variety soymilk,     Apply margarine on two slices of bread on outside, on
                                                       Item No. S005
                                                       Unisex Sizes: XL, L, M                                                                                  and mix by hand. Bake in       the inside put a couple big spoonfuls of the cheez-
                                                       (Note: this is a big and baggy sweatshirt!)                                                             casserole pan for 25           espread. Place sandwich in skillet on low heat with
                                                                                                                                                               minutes at 375 degrees.        cover, and toast on both sides – careful, it can burn
                                                                                                                                                                                              quickly, so don’t go muck cow stalls while you’re making
                                           Hoodie Shirt – Printed on regular cotton, black ribbed                                                                                             grilled cheeze sandwiches!
                                                       Price $33.00 each.
                                                       Item No. S006
                                                       Women’s Fitted Sizes: S, M, L,                                              A Note on Nutritional Yeast...
                                                       (Note: the hoodies are form fitting and run small)     This simple ingredient is a MUST for vegan cheese, and you find it at
                                                                                                              most health food stores. It is VERY different that baking yeast! It’s
                                           Totebag – Take the peaceful plate message with you every           yellow in color and flaky in texture-- the large flake variety works best.
                                           time you shop. Printed on the famous “Chico” bag which rolls
                                           into a self-contained ball so you can carry it with you every-
                                                      Price $6.00 each. Special Sale – while supplies last!
                                                      Item No. G007
                                                                                                                                    Did You Know...
                                                                                                              To produce cow cheese, dairy cows live a life of continual impregnation
                                                                                                              – only to have their babies forcefully removed from them, often the
                                           Stickers    – A great teaching message as you’re rolling
                                                                                                              day their calves are born. Dairy cows cry out for days in despair when
                                           down the road!
                                                    Magnetic Sticker Price $6.00 each                         their babies are taken from them. The babies are sent to auctions for
                                                                      Item No. K008                           slaughter, veal production, or to be used as “replacement heifers”
                                                    Regular Sticker   Price $3.50 each                        (female calves) for worn-out, older dairy cows who also eventually go
                                                                      Item No. K009                           to slaughter to become “hamburger” or other ground beef products.

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RESCUED!                                                                                                                                            Adopt (and name!) Your Very Own Duckie!
                                                                                                                                                    These five cute little white ducks came to us from a small city
                                       Christina was being raised at a campus “Pizza Farm” to teach students where pizza comes from. Like           apartment. They had been adopted as ducklings and kept inside the
                                       most school and campus farmed animal teaching facilities, Christina was kept in a small confined area,       apartment, but as all animals do, they quickly grew into full grown
                                       all alone, and after the Pizza Farm closed down, Christina would have been sent to auction. Christina        ducks in need of outside space to roam around and freedom to
                                       took matters into her own hooves, and worked her way into the heart of the employee caring for her.          enjoy the sunlight and cool breezes. Though farmed animals are
                                       With Christina’s help, her human caregiver finally realized how wrong it was to send her to slaughter,       wonderful companions, many city homes are inappropriate for
                                       and the employee contacted Animal Acres to see if we could provide safe refuge for Christina. We were        country critters, resulting in abuse and neglect. Fortunately, a kind
                                       happy to help, and requested that the “Pizza Farm” project be shut down to stop teaching students            neighbor informed us of their situation, and convinced the person
                                       that it is appropriate to raise animals for food.                                                            to give the ducks to Animal Acres.
                                       Christina is now safe and happy at the sanctuary and loves the attention of our caring staff and visitors.   The duckies are now enjoying our spacious sanctuary, where they
                                       She’s always happy to “oink” a friendly hello to anyone who passes her way, especially if you stop to        have acres to roam, and not one, but three swimming pools to play
                                       give her a nice belly rub! We’re also happy to report that the “Pizza Farm” project was SHUT DOWN!           in! We know they are happy, because we hear them quacking all day

                                       Christina needs a loving sponsor to provide her nourishing food, straw-filled barn, and veterinary care      long, and it always makes us laugh because it sounds like they are
                                       – we’re confident you’ll fall in love with her, too!                                                         laughing! Our talkative and friendly duckie friends are in need of
                                                                                                                                                    names and loving sponsors! With a one year sponsorship of a duck
                                                                                                                                                    (or two!), you can be the one to choose their special name! Please
                                                                                                                                                    call us at 661-269-5404 or visit our website:
                                                                                                                                                    to sponsor and name YOUR new duck friend online.

Sam and Frankie were discovered at a Los Angeles county animal shelter by one
of our rescue team members. The two horses were being housed in small pen
without adequate shelter. Most dog and cat shelters are not equipped to handle

                                                                                                                                                                                                     That’s a lot of POOP!
large animals, often resulting in further neglect, especially during this current
economic crisis when shelters and rescue groups are being asked to help with
thousands of abandoned and starving animals. Sam was the victim of the foreclo-
sure crisis, and was abandoned for weeks without food. Frankie had been confis-                                                                                                                      If you think you have to do a lot of pooper scooping for your dog companions, imagine
cated from a local equine farm that had been hoarding hundreds of horses, many                       Sam                                                                                             picking up the ‘you know what’ for hundreds of cows, pigs, sheep and other country

of which were found sick, starving, and dead.                                                                                                                                                        critters! PLEASE help us keep our barns clean, and our backs from breaking!, by pitching
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in to buy Animal Acres a MANURE SPREADER! We need to raise $11,500 to purchase this
Sam and Frankie arrived at our shelter extremely malnourished and thin, and                                                                                                                          needed equipment – your donation in any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank MOO!
Frankie is suffering from a severe leg infection that is requiring extensive veteri-
nary treatments. The two horses now have a large corral and straw-filled housing
barn – and all the hay they can munch! Both Sam and Frankie have put on weight,
and they are no longer skiddish around people. Sam and Frankie are in need of
loving adoption sponsors (cause they eat like horses!) Please help us pay for their
feed and veterinary care, and keep our doors open for many more needy animals.
You can adopt online at or call our office, 661-269-5404.

                                                                                                                                                           PITCH IN WITH
                                                                  Harley and his friend, Honkey Tonk, were rounded up by the Bureau of Land
                                                                  Management, a federal agency that serves the interests of the meat indus-
                                                                  try, rather than the interests of the animals who inhabit our wild lands. The
                                                                                                                                                           FARM CHORES!
                                                                  BLM claims the round up is done because there is not enough food for the
                                                                                                                                                           • Volunteers are needed every day of the week to help us care for ALL our farmed animal friends. If you can pooper scoop, we
                                                                                                                                                           need YOU! No appointment is necessary – we ask that volunteers arrive between 10 and 11 am and commit to a three hour
                                                                  wild burros and horses, but the reality is the cattle (beef) industry wants to
                                                                                                                                                           volunteer shift. Thank MOO!
                                                                  use the same public lands for cheap grazing. The terrified animals are
                                                                  crammed into trailers and thrown into holding facilities, where they can                 • The sanctuary is in urgent need of carpenters, electricians, and house (barn) painters to help us with needed shelter building
                                                                  await adoption for months, or years.                                                     and repair projects. Due to the poor economy, we do not have the funds to pay building contractors – we’re depending on
                                                                  Harley and Honkey Tonk were brought to Animal Acres by a family who had                  compassionate builders to come to our rescue! Please call our Shelter Manager, Frank Allen, at 661-212-4647 if you can lend a

              Harley                                              adopted the burros and could no longer keep them. They are now able to                   helping hand.

                                                                  run and graze freely again and, although they enjoy exploring the hillsides
                                                                  of the sanctuary, these two affectionate boys almost never hesitate to                   • Have you ever dreamed of living and working on an animal sanctuary? If this is your dream, join our SANCTUARY 101 program.
                                                                  follow a visitor around who is willing to share some alfalfa or give them a              This special volunteer program offers individuals an opportunity to live and work at the sanctuary for a one-month period (or
                                                                  loving scratch behind the ears.                                                          longer). The priority job is caring for the sanctuary animals, but program participants may also help with conducting tours,
                                                                                                                                                           special events, cruelty investigations and administrative tasks. SANCTUARY 101 is open to all individuals 18 and over. Email
                                                                                                                                                  for further details.
                              Honkey Tonk
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