I was honored to be invited last week to the gala for the New York League of Humane Voters. This event spotlighted a group that is fighting to get legislation passed that will help animals. Their website http://nylhv.org/
says it’s “a non-profit organization which works to pass animal protection laws, elect humane candidates to office, educate the public on matters of public policy, and hold politicians accountable to their constituents.” Luckily at this event the
organization was able to get the state’s most powerful politician to be their keynote speaker Governor David Paterson. When the Governor speaks at your event you know you have some influence and you know it certainly is an important issue. We all know Gov. Paterson is in the middle of a huge crisis of his own so I’m sure he has plenty of places he could have been, but he chose to be here. He talked about some events near and dear to my heart like
the horrible horse and carriage industry in NY. I snapped the picture of this sad horse this past summer about a block from my apartment. It’s hard to walk by these magnificent creatures everday, to know they get mistreated and to not be able to do anything about it. Well maybe Governor Paterson will make a difference in their lives and these horses will live the rest of their lives roaming free on a pasture somewhere. Hey a girl can dream! Paterson also told
a great story about his own dog. They also served a vegan meal I’ve never had “seitan wellington”. It was pretty good. Oh and the cocktail hour was entirely vegan. It was great to actually be able to indulge in the passed hors
Mike enjoying the program
d’oeuvres. Plus there was a silent auction with some great stuff and my husband even enjoyed the original artwork done for the program. All in all a great night. Plus right from there we went to the Rob Thomas concert at the Beacon Theatre. He’s a fellow animal lover and supports of Pets Alive Animal Santuary in NY. So yes it was a night full of animal loving speeches, food and music. See it is easy being meat-free. Easy and plenty of fun!