It’s Be Kind to Animals Week and this year, Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary is celebrating with the theme, ‘Everyday Kindness.’
Marking the 8th year since its inception, Be Kind to Animals Week was established in Australia by Edgar’s Mission, a not for profit sanctuary for farmed animals, as an opportunity for people from all walks of life to bring a little more kindness into the world. Continue reading
Imagine if a truck carrying around 180 dogs tipped over and many were injured. A host of people came to help, in particular a dog rescue offered to take the injured dogs and care for them. The people from the dog rescue watched this one particular dog, who they could see was obviously frightened and in pain laying on her side, unable to stand. Then they watched as another dog came to her side and comforted her. But the people responsible for the dogs, rather than accept the rescue’s offer, instead let the dogs suffer for hours by the road and then killed them where they lay. Now imagine these were monkeys, or horses or cute fluffy cats. Continue reading
When Leon Trotsky, our very social pig and 2015 Be Kind To Animals Week Ambassador met stellar photographer, animal advocate and all round nice gal, Tamara Kenneally from Tamara Kenneally Photography recently the baton or in this case carrot was passed over as Tamara took the reins of 2016 Be Kind To Animals Week ambassador. We sincerely thank Tamara for accepting this role and all her amazing work for animals, bringing them out of the darkness with her lens of kindness and into the hearts and minds of many.
On Saturday, while much of the nation sat back and watched the Bulldogs battle the Swans for premiership glory, two young girls set to work. They baked footy-themed cruelty free gingerbread men and spent the afternoon selling them, raising $322.70 for Edgar’s Mission.
Our deepest thanks go out to these two kind and creative hearts, we’re so blessed to have such wonderful supporters who believe in a kinder world for farmed animals. And during this Be Kind To Animals Week, we hope their stellar efforts have inspired you to join the movement and start a project of your own. Head to the Be Kind To Animals Week website to get involved – http://bekindtoanimalsweek.org.au/
Today we celebrate our amazing native animals who share our shores here in Australia. Did you know that Australia is home to more than 378 species of mammals, 828 species of birds, 300 species of lizards, 140 species of snakes and two species of crocodiles? So let’s celebrate them in all their furred, feathered and scaled form.
To find out more about Be Kind To Animals Week check out the website www.bekindtoanimalsweek.org.au and make sure you show you care by changing your profile picture to the BKTAW logo.
Here we have 5 easy ways you can be kind to the amazing array of native animals who call Australia home (and yes you must do these 365 day a year, not just for a week ;-)). Continue reading
Today it is World Farmed Animal’s Day. Sit back, as we invite you to enjoy some of our amazing farmed animal friends who are fortunate enough to live here at Edgar’s Mission. To find out more about Be Kind To Animals Week, jump on the website www.bekindtoanimalsweek.org.au
While Timmy Sheep and 2014 Be Kind To Animals Week ambassador, Leon Trotsky, bask in the glory of their many new adoring fans, we take great heart knowing their efforts will cause many to be just that little bit more kind. Here’s just a snip of the media frenzy these two intrepid crusaders of kindness trotted out:
Bendigo Advertiser, Herald Sun Leader, The Ballarat Courier, Shepparton News, Midland Express, Herald Sun, 3AW.
There are so many ways one can be kind to animals; from choosing cruelty free cosmetics and household products , adopting only shelter/ rescue pets, protecting native animals and their habitats, volunteering at your local nursing home or helping out your neighbour (remember we too are a part of the animal kingdom), supporting only ethical tourism or leaving animals off your plate. And what better way to end BKTAW than delivering a presentation at RMIT’s Real Brain Food evening complete with cooking demonstration, group meditation and inspirational speakers. ‘Tis true, when one feeds the brain a pure plant based diet one feeds the soul kindness, leading to a happy and healthier world for everyone!
Ambassador – an official envoy; especially : a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment, or a sheep named Timmy!
And what a mighty fine ambassador Timmy Sheep was as he kissed small children, offered a hoof shake to senior citizens and brought smiles to everyone in the Bridge Street Mall today as part of Be Kind To Animals Week. Timmy, you rock big time!
Be Kind to Animals Week day three saw a sheep in Shep. That’s right the woolly wonder, Timmy Sheep and that perky porcine and 2014 Be Kind To Animals Week ambassador, Leon Trotsky wasted no time in taking many prisoners to their inimitable charms in the Maude Street Mall today in Shepparton.
Did you know that sheep can remember the faces of their flock mates even after a period of time? So next time you see a sheep looking of into the distance, don’t be fooled into thinking he has just succumbed to sheep stupor. He could well be thinking about his buddies, just like you do!! And always remember be kind!
Day 2 Be Kind to Animals Week trots into the Bendigo Mall and into the hearts of many. Timmy Sheep and his trusty sidekick, 2014 Be Kind to Animals Week Ambassador, Leon Trotsky could well be the consummate politicians with their uncanny ability to win people over but their message is simple, vote 1 – kindness!
Day 1 of Be Kind to Animals Week saw Timmy Sheep and Miss Chief Goat spreading the kindness with the help of Councillor John Connor and Deputy Mayor Graham Hackett in Kyneton!
Trotting along in the footsteps of noted authors, award winning singer and songwriters and famous sportsmen, is this year’s Be Kind to Animals Week Ambassador – Leon Trotsky! That’s right, the little pig on wheels who elicited squeals of delight and touched hearts worldwide has come on board to spread his special message of kindness far and wide! And Leon kicked off this morning with his first ever radio interview on Melbourne’s number one talk radio, 3AW (Listen to the podcast here). Not content to let sleeping pigs lie, Leon rounded up his sheep pal, Timmy and trotted on down to Southbank for a photo shoot with the Herald Sun and a quick meet and greet with his many new adoring fans. Some pig indeed!
Keep an eye out for the Be Kind To Animals Week team this week, who knows you might even get a chance to meet little Leon himself.
Where to see us next:
- Wednesday October 1, Kyneton, outside Mechanics Institute, 11.00am – 1.00pm
- Thursday Bendigo Mall, 11.30am – 1.00pm
- Friday Shepparton Mall 11.30am – 1.00pm
- Saturday Animals Matter to Me Rally on Saturday 4 October 2014, at Lawn 4 Treasury Gardens, 11.00am – 4.00pm
- Sunday TBC
- Monday-Ballarat Mall. 11.30am- 1.00pm
Find out how you can get involved a www.bekindtoanimalsweek.org.au