New Vegan Age celebrates World Vegan Day with 3-day walk to raise awareness of Farm Sanctuary's critical mission
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 20, 2011
Philadelphia's Liberty Bell hangs near Independence Hall as a treasured symbol of freedom. Thirty miles up the Delaware River, a popular tourist destination's name embodies aspiration and promise. To celebrate World Vegan Day this November 1st, New Vegan Age moderator Tom Epler is walking between the two to celebrate vegans' hope for the day when all farm, companion, and wild animals can lead lives free of confinement, cruelty, and unnecessary killing.
"Sixty years ago, Vegan Society vice-president Leslie Cross wrote that veganism is a principle that is not so much about 'welfare' of animals as of 'liberation,'" says Epler, 38, moderator of the New Vegan Age blog. "The liberty of animals—to lead lives free from abuse, confinement, and slaughter—is the beating heart of veganism. Many people already agree that there's just no difference between farm animals and our beloved family pets, and more and more people are making this important, life-changing connection."
Epler is inviting skeptics, supporters, and the curious to join him for any distance of the three-day fundraising walk to support Farm Sanctuary's mission of providing injured and abused farm animals a comfortable life. He'll set out from the Liberty Bell at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 30 and arrive at the midpoint of the New Hope-Lambertville free bridge at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1.
"We owe it to the animals, we owe it to our health, and we owe it to the planet to stop using or consuming animals for the sake of beauty, flavor, entertainment, or convenience," says Epler, who's halfway to his goal of having at least 100 friends, family members, neighbors, and fellow vegetarians and vegans donate or come along for part of the walk. "People from many different backgrounds will tell you that going vegan's the best, smartest, and most fulfilling choice they've ever made."
About New Vegan Age:
New Vegan Age (Web: http://www.newveganage.com, Twitter: @newveganage) celebrates and promotes the harmony and expansion of the vegan community with original interviews, polls, and commentary, connecting friends and followers with recipes, ideas, and products that make life more fulfilling, more delicious, and more compassionate. In addition to a new Ask a Vegan feature, recent posts have included a vegan Philly hoagie recipe and a vegan credo. Moderator Tom Epler is available to speak about the vegan philosophy and diet at tom(at)newveganage(dot)com.