Monterey, California

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Curiosity

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

We’ll be watching NASA’s live stream of Curiosity’s descent and landing on Mars starting at 8:00 p.m. PDT.

You can watch it here: NASA Live Stream

I’m getting excited! Our friend Steve is making vegan pizza and I’m making salad, roasted asparagus, and a wonderful cashew coconut ice “cream” with fresh peaches. We are celebrating Curiosity in style!

2012 Walk for Farm Animals

I just signed up for Farm Sanctuary‘s 2012 Walk for Farm Animals in Pasadena, CA on October 27.

This year I’m walking for Julia, a mama pig who was rescued from a factory farm after a brave farm worker called the authorities to report Julia’s abuse at the hands of another worker.  Eight hours after her rescue she gave birth to sixteen adorable piglets.  She is now healing at Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter, where she gets to be a mama to her babies for the first time in her life.

Here’s a photo gallery of Julia and her sweet babies.

Here are some of the piglets, taking a little nap:
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Julia with her baby Christopher:
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The piglets meet their neighbor:
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Photo credit for all photos: Farm Sanctuary

Please join me in helping Farm Sanctuary improve the living conditions of other farm animals like Julia.  If you are able to donate, please visit my fundraising page. My goal is to raise $500 — please help me meet my goal!

Washington, D.C. :: Instagram

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Washington, D.C. :: TAFA

This past week I attended the HSUS‘s Taking Action for Animals conference in Washington, D.C.  This was my third year at TAFA, and each year is better than the last.  It’s wonderful to be surrounded by other animal advocates for the weekend, learning about the issues and working hard to make the world a better place for animals.  I especially had a wonderful time hanging out with my good friends Jaya, Gwen, and Judy.