An Evening with Author and Farm Sanctuary co-Founder Gene Baur

gene bauerThe Fairfield Public Library and Fairfield University present an evening with Gene Baur, author of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life and co-founder of The Farm Sanctuary.

The event will be held on Thursday October, 22 at 7:00 pm at Fairfield University in the Kelley Center Presentation Room at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield.

In this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide, Farm Sanctuary president Gene Baur and Gene Stone, author of Forks Over Knives, explore the deeply transformative experience of living day-to-day in harmony with your basic values.

Praise for Living the Farm Sanctuary Life:

“Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is a beautiful picture of how we can all thrive without eating meat, without harming animals. The book includes practical advice and amazing recipes that I hope will inspire everyone to live compassionately and conscientiously.” – Richard LinklaterAmerican film director and screenwriter

“I have always loved farm animals, and I am shocked and saddened by the way so many of them are horribly abused today. Cows, pigs, chickens – like us they feel pain, like us they can be contented or stressed or depressed. So many people tell me they love animals – but make food choices that do not reflect that love. Living the Farm Sanctuary Life gives really good advice as to how we can make this a better world for farm animals – and for ourselves as well.” – Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

“Farm Sanctuary is one of the most extraordinary places on earth. This book replicates that amazing place, showing you why living the Farm Sanctuary lifestyle is good for you, good for your health, good for the environment, and, of course, good for animals. Buy this book for a friend, and change a life!” – Joan Jett, an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter

As a 20-year supporter of Farm Sanctuary I’m so grateful for the way it presents such a beautiful example of how humans can live in harmony with other animals. And I love Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, which brings me the beauty and tranquility of Farm Sanctuary wherever I am.” —Kevin Nealon, American actor and comedian

“This extraordinary book offers warm, intelligent advice on how to live thoughtfully in this world.  It inspires and reminds us all to align our actions with our values.” —Moby, an American singer-songwriter and musician

“Every one of my visits to Farm Sanctuary makes me feel happy and healthy. I feel the same way every time I dip into this inspiring book, which is a fantastic guide for everyone interested in living a healthier and more humane life.” —Emily Deschanel, an American actress and producer

About Gene Baur

2013_04-21_FSOR_Gene_and_Elliot_cow_CREDIT_Farm_SanctuaryGene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. For more than 25 years he has traveled extensively around the country, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our current food system.

A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, Gene has visited hundreds of farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses documenting their deplorable conditions. His pictures and videos exposing factory farming cruelties have aired nationally and internationally, educating millions about the plight of modern farm animals.

Gene has also testified in courts and before local, state, and federal legislative bodies, advocating for better conditions for farm animals. His most important achievements include winning the first-ever cruelty conviction at a U.S. stockyard and introducing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming confinement methods in Florida, Arizona, and California. His efforts have been covered by top news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles TimesChicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008, Gene’s book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, became a national bestseller.

Gene, who began his activist career selling veggie hotdogs out of a VW van at Grateful Dead concerts to fund farm animal rescues, is currently Farm Sanctuary’s president.  With shelters in New York and California, Farm Sanctuary provides rescue, refuge, and adoption for hundreds of farm animals each year, enabling visitors to connect with farm animals as emotional, intelligent individuals. Gene believes these animals stand as ambassadors for the billions on factory farms who have no voice, and he has dedicated his career to advocating on their behalf. Gene holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University.

In 2015, Gene was granted an Associate appointment in Health, Behavior, and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this prestigious position, Gene is focused on implementing courses related to evidence-based work on diet and farming as it aligns to Farm Sanctuary’s goals of shedding light on factory farming’s threat to public health, the environment, and animal welfare.

About Gene Stone

A graduate of Stanford and Harvard, Gene Stone is a former Peace Corps volunteer, screenwriter, and journalist as well as a book, magazine, and newspaper editor for such companies as the Los Angeles Times, Esquire, and Simon & Schuster. He has also ghostwritten thirty books for a diverse lot of people, including theoretical physicist Steven Hawking, Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer Tim Sanders, CNN Executive Vice-president Gail Evans, and TOMS shoes founder Blake Mycoskie. Gene has written many titles under his own name as well, including The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick, which has been translated into more than 20 languages, and The Watch, the definitive book on the wristwatch.

Gene has also written many books on his primary interests: animal rights and plant-based nutrition, including Forks Over Knives, and, as a co-writer with Rip Esselstyn, The Engine 2 Diet and My Beef with Meat.

Gene’s newest book is The Awareness, a novel about the day all mammals gain human-like consciousness and go to war against humans.



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