for the critters

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One of the first decisions we at VVC made was that we’d use the conference to raise some money for animal sanctuaries. We’re doing that in two ways: by donating 5% of your registration fees, and by holding our Silent Auction during the conference’s Saturday night Galarama (where we hope to break some sort of record for velvet, sequins, and rhinestones in one room).

Well, we’ve made our first donation, and we want to tell you what you’re supporting.


Pigs Peace is a sanctuary in Washington. Since 1994, they’ve been caring for unwanted, neglected, and abused animals (not just pigs!). Please, visit their website—just reading Judy’s message and mission will make you want to run out and start your own sanctuary. Also, check out the pigs’ bios; their stories are fantastic.

You may have heard of the Seattle vegan store Sidecar—that’s Pigs Peace’s shop! Every penny of profit from the store goes straight to the sanctuary. Given the three-hour drive from Portland, you might want to tack on a Seattle leg to your trip after the conference.

What’s your favorite sanctuary? We’ll be looking to spread the love, so leave your ideas in the comments section!

And if you’re interested in donating to the Silent Auction, fill out this form or email us with questions. Thanks.

15 thoughts on “for the critters

    Kristiina Stromness said:
    January 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary!

    Amanda Rock said:
    January 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I second Ching Farm! :)

    Robin said:
    January 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Two of my favorites here in New York are Woodstock Animal Sanctuary and Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

    veganfavorites said:
    January 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Animal Place in Grass Valley, CA!

    vegtasticvoyage said:
    January 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks, guys!

    And to the rest of you, keep ‘em coming!

    veganchubosaurus said:
    January 20, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Awww, hooray! I saw your tweet and I was going to come here to recommend Pigs Peace, so this makes me very very happy!

    Valerie Bickley said:
    January 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary. The best of the best!!!!!

    Jeremy Beckham said:
    January 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary outside of Salt Lake City, UT is top notch.

    Norma Wied said:
    January 21, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary

    Elycia said:
    January 21, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary

    Stewart said:
    January 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I <3 Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary!

    Katie said:
    January 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Ching Farm Farm Animal Rescue and Sanctuary!! They are amazing!

    Elisha Frey said:
    January 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary

      Crystal said:
      January 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary is the best and could also use the support!

    CAROLO'BEIRNE said:
    January 21, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    CHING FARM RESCUE AND SANCTUARY
    its the best place for the animals.

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