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Green Mountain Animal Defenders will be hosting a fabulous gala to celebrate 30 years of protecting animals on Saturday, November 16 th at the Double Tree Hotel in South Burlington, Vermont.

Our keynote speaker will be the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle. Wayne has testified before U.S. House and Senate committees on a wide range of animal protection issues, and been featured in thousands of newspapers and magazines across the country.

Our guest speaker will be critically acclaimed Vermont writer and New York Times best-selling author, Chris Bohjalian. His novel, Midwives, was a number one New York Times bestseller, a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and a New England Booksellers Association Discovery pick.

In addition to a gourmet vegan/vegetarian buffet dinner, we will be holding a silent auction fundraiser that includes a Smugglers Notch Bash Badge, gift certificates to some of Vermont's finest restaurants, gift baskets from Seventh Generation, Healthy Living and City Market, lift tickets to Stowe Mountain, designer dog beds by Rags and Riches, dog treats by Andy's Dandys, a handcrafted birdhouse, signed artwork and books by Harry Bliss, beautiful wildlife photos by CJ Hockett , original artwork by Robin Kent, Craig Mooney, Rachel Laundon and Yellow Dog Art, to name a sampling!

Come join the fun, do some pre-holiday shopping and spend time with other humane-minded people, all while helping to raise life-saving funds for Vermont's animals !

For tickets: Purchase tickets on our web site, or send your check ($50 per person) to GMAD, PO Box 4577, Burlington, VT 05406.

Casual or evening casual attire suggested . For more info, please visit

Meatout, observed nationally on March 20, encourages everyone to explore the health, humane, and environmental advantages of a meatless diet by "kicking the meat habit" (at least for a day) and exploring a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

For more information, visit

World Farm Animals Day is a day dedicated to exposing, mourning, and memorializing the needless suffering and deaths of 50 billion innocent, feeling animals in factory farms and slaughterhouses.

Now observed in all 50 states and around the world, World Farm Animals Day is sponsored by FARM, a non-profit public interest organization based in Washington, DC.

The date, October 2nd, honors the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the foremost champions of humane, sustainable farming. Visit for more info.

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