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Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal protection organization, will discuss the group's mission and sign his new book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the UNM School of Law.
The book, published earlier this year, addresses ethical questions involved in the production of beef, poultry, pork, milk and eggs and looks at what people can do to stop the mistreatment of farm animals and promote compassion. Baur lives in rural New York and will donate 100 percent of the book's proceeds to Farm Sanctuary.
Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has provided refuge for rescued farm animals and worked to expose cruel practices in the meat industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects and youth education.
The presentation is sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.