Jumpin’ for Joy

Apple Blossom, Blueberry, Tutti Frutti, Lima Bean, Strawberry and Cherry are literally jumpin’ for joy after arriving at Edgar’s Mission! Check it out in the video below.

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The Peninsula School

The Peninsula School

Edgar’s Mission rocked the year 7 students at The Peninsula School, Mt Eliza today. Many thanks for your awesome listening, critical thinking and intelligent questions.

If you too would like a presentation from Edgar’s Mission Founder and Director, Pam Ahern and our humane education team at your school, sporting or community group or workplace, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Pam on 0408 397 301 or email us.

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Kind Critter Care 2016

Kind Critter Care 2016

They came from near and they came from far, to our Kind Critter Care Conference 2016.   Thank you so much to all who came; we laughed, we cried, we learned and we took great heart that so many want to be the best versions of themselves to help animals.

Kind Critter Care 2016

For those who missed out, our amazing line up of speakers; Pam Ahern (Edgar’s Mission Founder and Director), Bede Carmody (Founder and Principal of A Poultry Place), Kyle Behrend (Communications Manager Edgar’s Mission), Kerri Martin (Development Officer Edgar’s Mission), Peter Gaffney (Farm Manager Edgar’s Mission), Paula Broadstock (Accounts Manager and Chicken Whisperer Edgar’s Mission), Meg Strieff (Humane Education Officer Edgar’s Mission) and Ron Prasad (Life Coach), shared stories and life lessons on a range of topics including establishing a sanctuary, caring for animals and one’s self and how best to advocate for animals.  We sincerely thank our friends at Half Pint Dairy for the amazing cruelty free fare that kept us sated throughout the weekend. Continue reading

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The person, the pig, the passion

Max

The person, the pig, the passion – Edgar’s Mission celebrates 13 years of kindness.  Many thanks to the Herald Sun for sharing our story.  To find out more about our Foundation Day event click here.

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Earth Day: Earth is so Hot Right Now

Earth Day

“Treat the Earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.” – Native American Proverb

When Derek Zoolander threw his first Blue Steel pose, the world looked on in awe. Then along came Hansel, with a fresh and exciting edge, and he singlehandedly toppled Zoolander from his coveted reign as top male model. When he arrived on the scene, Hansel was the man of the moment – described as “so hot right now.” Continue reading

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TV Time

After a hard earned day everyone deserves a five-minute break, right? Vet Nurse Ruby has other ideas.

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Some Enchanted Evening at Some Enchanted Sanctuary (Update: Sold Out!)

Foundation Day

Come help us celebrate 13 magical years, where we will reminisce over the past, delve into our future and thank those who have made and continue to make it all possible. 

On Saturday the 14th of May we’ll throw open the farm gates at 2.00pm and wind them in around 6.00pm. As the late-Autumn sun sets to the sounds of life on the farm at Edgar’s Mission, we’ll experience the sensory delight of a five-course vegan degustation in good company. We sincerely hope you will be there.

Please note Foundation Day 2016 is now completely sold out! Please sign up to our email supporter list to be the first to find out about future events. 

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A short, joyous life

Edgar

If the day Edgar Alan Pig came into my life was one of the happiest, and the day he left the saddest, then what came in between was the most meaningful. Every day of my life with Edgar was a gentle reminder that we come into this world with lessons to learn and lessons to teach. The good student quickly realises that we cannot become better until we do better, and when it comes to our treatment of animals, we certainly can do much better. Continue reading

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Oh kale yeah, it’s VegWeek!

VegWeek

Lettuce celery-brate this thyme with a fruit and veg smorgasbord. It doesn’t mean you’ll stop being a funghi (or girl!), when you’re experimenting with plant-based meals there’s so mushroom for creativity, developing fresh skills and trying exciting new flavours.

But don’t feel melon-choly, you won’t be plumb left out in the dark – when you sign up to VegWeek, Compassion Over Killing will email you some grape treats and hook you up with sublime recipes, cherry sweet hints and up-beet info on how plant-based eating benefits your health and the planet.

If you’ve bean thinking about it but haven’t yet signed up, go to http://usvegweek.com/ and add your name to the thousands already pledging to go veg between the 18th and 24th of April. They’re waiting for you to turnip.

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Their Lucky Day

Lambs

As the weather here in Victoria takes a decidedly bad turn for orphan lambs, these seven little newborns just got lucky.  Their stories coming later.

Lambs

If you believe every animal deserves a chance please support our life saving and changing work for animals like this adorable septet.  Your tax deductible donation will make the world of difference.

Lambs Continue reading

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Two Macbeths of Melbourne

Macbeths Blog

“Double double, toil and trouble: fire burn and cauldron bubble.” When the three witches cast their spell over Macbeth, their intentions were to create chaos and set the stage for a series of double meanings. Throughout the play, evil is depicted as good and good depicted as evil. Such mixed-up meanings have held true for our new arrivals Macbeth and Lassie Macbeth. Continue reading

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Shaun is rapt!

Shaun Blog 1

“So how’s Shaun today?” We asked our animal carers. The answer was simple; Shaun is two things. One, he is rapt, and the other, well, he is shorn. Now you could say Shaun is rapt because he is shorn, and granted having 15 kilos of burdensome fleece removed from one’s self is cause for great joy, but we reckon Shaun is pretty rapt because he is with sheepy buddies and enjoying all the ingredients of a good life for a sheep. Continue reading

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I Connie in Peace

Connie Blog 2

The first ConFest was held in 1976, it was started by ex-Deputy Prime Minister Jim Cairns and two colleagues as a way of bringing alternative subcultures together. Last week three ConFest goers, with their chakras freshly aligned and their hearts brimming with love, were driving the long way home when they serendipitously noticed a tiny white being on the side of the road. The strange being was obviously lost, an extraterrestrial desperately trying to find her way home, but which way was that? Continue reading

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World Health Day

Luke

From the team at Edgar’s Mission, we wish you the very best of health on World Health Day. Never has the saying “healthy mind, healthy body” been truer. Being kind to others, under any circumstances, can never be wrong, and being kind to our bodies has the power to set us on the path to wellbeing and happiness. Continue reading

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Find a Rainbow Day: True Colours

Rainbow

Babette arrived in a shroud of mystery. The phone rang: “is this Edgar’s Mission? There’s a package for you at the gate.” And indeed there was. We rushed to the gate, heads brimming with all possibilities, but we could never have expected anything as precious as what awaited. Four cardboard boxes had been ruggedly, yet lovingly, stuck together and air holes carved in the top, with a note reading “Friends not food. Please save us!” Inside sat Babette and her eight siblings. Continue reading

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