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Author and Animal Activist Gene Baur to Speak at Hudson Valley Community College, Feb. 16

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Feb. 6, 2009

Gene Baur, the author of the best-selling “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food,” published in 2008 by Simon and Schuster, will speak from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, at Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

Baur is the co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America\'s leading farm animal protection organization. As one of those on the front line of exposing the practices associated with factory farming, he has played a significant role in passing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming systems.

His efforts have been covered by leading news organizations, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN.

The first 50 people at the Hudson Valley talk will receive an autographed copy of Baur’s latest book. Additional books will be available for purchase and signing.

The free presentation is sponsored by the Animal Outreach Club at Hudson Valley Community College. For more information, contact club advisor Valerie Lang at (518) 629-7319.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.