I have never participated in an event to raise awareness for an issue like this, so it was a very interesting experience. I feel very strongly that factory farming is not healthy for the animals, for those eating the animals or for our environment. So I signed up for the walk and encouraged others to walk too or donate to Farm Sanctuary if they could.
|Me and some team members.|
|We passed this beautiful live oak tree.|
I prefer a more subtle approach to changing people's minds and influencing their beliefs. I know his intentions were good, I just hope he didn't turn people off with his hair and yelling.
Despite the corner loitering, it was a nice walk and we did get a lot of positive response from passerby's.
Next time a group is out supporting their cause I will definitely give a honk or a wave if I agree. Those little gestures made us all cheer and smile.
To thank my team members for their support I decided to put together a goody box for them. I found a farm themed box at Party City and went to work baking the night before the walk.
I filled it with a pumpkin-carrot cupcake, a peanut butter oreo blondie and a salted caramel square. All new recipes I found on Tasty Kitchen. (I liked the cupcake the best.)
It was a good morning and I'm glad I went. I got a chance to raise money and awareness for a cause I believe in and that feels good. Plus I got to keep the awesome posters of the cute farm animals!
Have you ever eaten a vegan hotdog?