Kavanagh Attends Early “ThanksLiving” Celebration
On October 18, 2009, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh attended Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s fourth annual “ThanksLiving” festivities, which aim to increase awareness of vegan cuisine and to honor the Sanctuary’s efforts to protect animals from cruelty and neglect. Speakers included John Phillips, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the New York League of Humane Voters (and also a resident of Kavanagh’s Assembly district), Nathan Runkle, Executive Director of Mercy for Animals, and local Legislator Brian Shapiro, who presented a proclamation praising the Sanctuary’s work on behalf of the entire Ulster County Legislature. Kavanagh and the other attendees enjoyed tasty vegan fare prepared by local chefs. The farm’s turkeys, which might otherwise be slated for slaughter this time of year, were guests of honor at the event.