Kind Critter Conference May 2015

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As our farm gates closed after the last visitor had left, the second Kind Critter Care Conference came to an end.  Notes were taken, presentations delivered, hearts were moved and souls were searched.  “There is so much more to running a sanctuary for rescued farmed animals than simply putting up a shingle on a gate,” Edgar’s Mission Founder and Director, Pam Ahern explained.  Many important aspects involved in setting up and running an animal sanctuary were covered, including catering for the needs of farmed animals along with their care and maintenance, farm layout and animal housing, as well as thought-provoking presentations such as how best to help animals (which may not directly involving running a sanctuary) and dealing with burnout. These thoughtful topics and more saw the participants, many of whom who had flown in from around Australia, offer a resounding ‘hooves up’ declaring the conference ‘inspiring’, ‘hugely informative’, ‘insightful’ and ‘intensive yet balanced’.  And the food, it was awesome! (Of course no animals were harmed in its preparation.)

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A huge shout out of thanks to all those; who took part in, assisted with or presented at, our first ever Kind Critter Conferences (both our March and May events).  Such was the interest in this landmark event we plan on making it an annual occurrence, please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for details of the 2016 event in March.

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  1. This is a wonderful initiative! Have you considered filming the Kind Critter Conference and posting extensive coverage somewhere on your website? This would reach people all around Australia and the world (even NZ) who cannot attend. Many of us in far away places would love to hear every speech, read the prepared notes, and view a thorough tour of the farm and facilities (with Ruby and Red everywhere). Those exceptionally fortunate people who do attend would also love to review aspects of their day. Alternatively, you could write a book for people desperate to start somewhere in the field of rescuing animals, although this latter suggestion would be a considerable undertaking. I’m sure one of your volunteers could do a great job behind a video camera to help those of us who have been working hard towards starting up even more animal sanctuaries – big or small. Thank you so much for your kindness and best wishes!
    “True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathises with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.”
 Joseph Addison, 1672-1719

    “It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of anything else.” — Maimonides (physician and philosopher)

    “For the animal shall not be measured by human. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.” ~ Henry Beston

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