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World Animal Day 2011

After several days of heavy rain leading up to World Animal Day, we were all relieved to be greeted by a mostly clear sky, albeit a slightly chilly breeze.

This was TREW’s second year attending World Animal Day at Edgar’s Mission, a sanctuary to over 200 farm animals, which advocates for kindness and compassion towards all species. Other organisations in attendance included Animals Australia, Oscar’s Law, Project Hope, Vegetarian Victoria, Animals Asia and Soi Dog.

We set up TREW’s education unit to provide information on various aspects of equine welfare to those in attendance. We also had our merchandise for sale, including our new range of very popular “Lafing Teez” magnets, bumper stickers and greeting cards. In an extra effort to raise some much needed funds, we also had a range of vegan treats for sale including cupcakes, muffins, cookies and choc balls.

The day was well patronised, which helped us to a very productive and successful day, raising over $400 for TREW, and collecting a large number of email contacts from people interested in supporting our work. A huge Thank You to Tanya, Jessie, Rebecca, Dean and Amanda who volunteered their day to man our stand.