Hi again, last weekend Pam and I visited the Farm Sanctuary outside of Orland, a small Northern California town north of Sacramento, and near Chico Ca.
There you can visit the animals they have saved from destruction and slaughter, haven taken them under their wing ( so to speak). We stayed in Orland, and being vegan we didn't have many choices - but there was one place i could recommend - a restaurant named 'Farwood',which had its own vegan menu, an astonishing coup for a town that size, and with a history of dairy farms.
The farm sanctuary movement started with Gene Baur - and as it says on their site:
"As Farm Sanctuary co-founder and president, Gene Baur has led a nationwide movement dedicated to farm animal protection. "
You can Visit their site at http://www.farmsanctuary.org/
Edward worked at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in the hills of Berkeley Ca in the 70's, where the current internet backbone was being developed. He consulted scientists and programmed in fortran, cobol, pascal, C, and Oracle and Informix 4gl's. He worked corporate in the city as a freelancer for 12 years. Higher Source Web Sites started developing web sites in 2001, while in the real estate business. He started blogging and developing sites for his colleagues and his company, then other Real Estate companies. His background in business programming, database administration, & software development made staying within the soft technologies more appealing than other choices. He lives in Santa Rosa Ca with his wife Pam and runs a beagle rescue with Pam, teaches chess, and loves music and cinema.