Farm Sanctuary, with co-chairs, Tracey Stewart and Emily Deschanel, will host their annual Gala at the renowned Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 12th to celebrate 30 years of rescue, education and advocacy for farm animals, the largest population of abused animals on Earth.
Comedian Kevin Nealon will MC the evening, with Jon Stewart and Moby presenting awards to various honorees, including Kat Von D and Leona Lewis who will receive the “Compassion in Action Award” and “The Friends Not Food Award,” respectively. Crossroads Restaurant will be presented with the “Inspiration Award,” among other surprises and pop icon and recent vegan, Richard Marx, is set to perform.
Guests will enjoy a 100% plant-based dinner with favorites made using Gardein products, live entertainment, an exciting Fund-A-Farm Auction and Live Auction, and a farmer’s market style gift station to encourage guests to cut down on waste and take home the products they will use most. An exclusive after party will close the evening.
Farm Sanctuary, with a 26 acre Los Angeles area shelter and sanctuaries in Orland, CA and Watkins Glen, NY, works to educate people nationwide about farm animal abuse and the adverse effects of factory farming on our health and environment. Jon and Tracey Stewart will also be opening a location at their New Jersey farm in Fall 2017.
Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur, who was recently selected by Oprah Winfrey to be a part of her SuperSoul 100 and who TIME magazine calls “the conscience of the food movement,” is a native Angelino, growing up in the Hollywood Hills. As a nod to his days traveling across the country selling veggie dogs at Grateful Dead concerts, Baur’s original VW Westphalia van will be serving vegan hot dogs at the 30th Gala.
“We’re excited to gather fellow advocates and supporters under one roof to celebrate Farm Sanctuary’s accomplishments over the past 30 years. We’re using this special occasion to applaud how far we’ve come, but also to continue our mission of revealing the truth behind factory farming practices, saving animals from abusive conditions, and changing how society views and treats farm animals. With tireless advocates and co-chairs, Tracey Stewart and Emily Deschanel, we are looking forward to raising awareness and further advancing our cause in Los Angeles, country-wide and beyond,” said President and Co-Founder Gene Baur.
Tickets are available here.