Animals and food topic of presentation

Gene Baur will give a presentation titled “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food” at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place, in Paia.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.

The presentation will explore ethical questions involved in the production of beef, poultry, pork, milk and eggs.

“When we face issues, remarkable things can happen. That’s why, in spite of the appalling things that I have seen with my own eyes, I remain optimistic that the situation will change,” says Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, a farm animal protection organization. He has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine, according to a news release. For 25 years, he has campaigned to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and the food system.

His book, “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food,” was published by Touchstone in 2008.

For more information, call 572-8371 or email