Simon Green

Stepping out for animals saved from slaughter

ANIMAL lovers from across Queensland will gather in Brisbane on Sunday to show their respect for the cows, pigs, sheep, goats and chooks that feed their families.

Dayboro-based Farm Animal Rescue's annual Walk for Farm Animals will kick off at 11am from the Albert St Botanic Gardens gates.

Walkers will stroll along the Brisbane River, cross the bridge near QPAC, head along Adelaide St and finish at Govinda's Catering.

Farm Animal Rescue's Dayboro sanctuary is home to more than 60 animals saved from slaughter or high-intensity milk and egg production.

The organisation relies on donations to feed and house the animals that are rescued from farms throughout the state.

"This year we will again be walking through central Brisbane with a message of compassion for farm animals in our annual sponsored walk event," FAR spokeswoman Nicole Garcia said.

"It is a peaceful and education-focused event, suitable for families and all ages.

"We want to raise awareness to the treatment of farm animals within our agricultural industry and how important it is that we are the voice for these animals."


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