Hug a Farm Animal Day, Sept. 29 in Southern California

By Alexandra Beane — September 24, 2012

Next Saturday, Sept. 29, Farm Sanctuary is holding a “Hug a Farm Animal Day” at its newest shelter, Animal Acres, in Southern California. The shelter, located north of Los Angeles in Acton, California, is welcoming visitors to its 26-acre sanctuary to meet the rescue animals who live there.

In addition to the opportunity to get up-close and personal with cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and other rescued animals, visitors have the opportunity to meet and hear from Farm Sanctuary’s President and Co-Founder Gene Baur, and special guest Lisa Edelstein, from the TV series House.

Animal Acres will be serving vegan hors d’oeuvres, and tour guides and animal caregivers will be on hand to take visitors through the barns to meet the animals and answer any questions. Their gift shop, which includes, books, apparel, and other souvenirs, will also be open.

Anyone who has visited a farm sanctuary knows that pigs love tummy rubs, cows are the gentlest animals around, and if a goat takes a liking to you, he or she will follow you all day long. It is impossible to come away unchanged by the experience.

The event is free, but reservations are required and limited. To register, get directions, and find out more, click here


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