Gene Baur Featured in TIME

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Gene Baur, President and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary is featured in TIME Magazine this week. Baur, who recently took part in the Intelligence Squared debate, “Don’t Eat Anything with a Face“, answered several questions in TIME’s interview.

You can watch the interview video below.

* UPDATE: in the print version of the interview, there is a lot more content, you can see the page here:

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John Bartlett Teams Up with Farm Sanctuary

CFDA award winning fashion designer, vegan and animal advocate John Bartlett has teamed up with Farm Sanctuary — North America’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization — to create a capsule collection of tees (called “The Ambassador Collection”) that are both meaningful yet minimal. Models for this shoot were The Discerning Brute pals, the flawless Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture and dreamy Bo Roberts.

The collection launches Monday, August 6th and retails for $40. It will be sold exclusively at  10% of the proceeds from the sale of each tee will be donated to Farm Sanctuary ( to fund the nonprofit’s lifesaving work on behalf of abused and neglected farm animals.

In keeping with the clean, minimal style style of Bartlett’s Tiny Tim Collection, the limited edition collection consists of three black tees (in both men’s and women’s sizes), each features a bleached silhouette of one of the three most recognizable farm animals in our country (a cow, chicken and pig). The tees also feature a cryptic and staggeringly large number, bleached onto the sleeve. This statistic represents the current number of animals (of the species featured on the shirt) slaughtered for food in this country each year – a number that will come as a surprise to many Americans.
The shocking numbers are as follows:
  • • 9,000,000,000 + chickens
  • • 110,500,000 + pigs
  • • 35,000,000 + cows

We hope that with this collection (and with your help) we can all do our part to help lower these numbers.

Thieves & Washington State

The Skuld Crossover Pants in hemp/tencel blend with loose-pleated top and narrow ankles, and the MN Slim Jeans in black organic cotton from Thieves are two very cool pieces. Subtle pleats with a tailored cut below-the-knee is a great shape for spring, and simple, fitted, black jeans never get old.

• Following in the footsteps of Florida, Arizona and California, Farm Sanctuary has joined with HSUS and citizens in Washington state to launch an initiative effort to prevent cruelty. Language has been submitted and signatures will be collected to qualify a measure for the ballot that will outlaw battery cages and lessen the suffering of more than 6 million hens who are currently packed in these inhumane enclosures on egg farms in Washington state. These hens spend their entire lives crammed into tiny cages where they cannot spread their wings, and whose beaks are often seared off so they do not resort to cannibalism from stress. As this initiative takes off, find out how you can get involved.

Bob Harper Video Interview

Being a loser was never so cool. When I was in Los Angeles a few weeks ago I sat down with Bob Harper, host of NBC’s Biggest Loser to discuss his role as the 2010 National Spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals. We discussed his recent evolution to a vegan diet, how he grew up on a cattle farm, and or course, food and nutrition! Check out the full interview, and sign up for the Walk for Farm Animals in your town! The new season of NBC’s Biggest Loser premieres tonight.

M:Zero, Shoe Hero & Walk

• When I originally blogged about M:Zero’s debut at the Kaight Pop-Up Shop for Melissa Plastic Dreams, I was stoked about the recycled, injection-molded and recyclable shoes. Now that I see them in all these rad colors and textures, I am a happy, vegan, fashionisto. The brown flocked kicks need to be on my feet – and for only about $70 US, they’re affordable to boot!

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• Now that you have some new shoes to show off – sign up for Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 Walk for Farm Animals! The celebrity trainer, host of Biggest Loser and vegan discerning brute himself Bob Harper is the official spokesman for the walk this year. *Check back soon for my video interview with Bob that I did for Farm Sanctuary!