About Our Store:
Edgars Mission sells sell greeting cards, keyrings, calendars, Tshirts, cookbooks, childrens books and more! All to support our work providing care and sanctuary to rescued farm animals, which are excluded from animal welfare legislation in Australia.
The Story Behind the Store:
Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit Farm Sanctuary that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans. Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary is set on 163 peaceable acres situated just outside of Lancefield, nestled in the tranquillity of the Macedon Ranges.
Our farm sanctuary currently provides life-long love and care to over 300 rescued animals.
Edgar’s Mission was founded by Pam Ahern and named after her first rescued pig, Edgar. Edgar Alan Pig, aka “the pig who started it all” sadly passed away shortly after his 7th birthday party in April 2010. Edgar, a gentle giant, touched so many people and was an amazing ambassador for pigs and farmed animals everywhere. He will be missed beyond words – but his mission will continue.
Why do farmed animals need rescuing?
Few Australians are aware that the vast majority of animals in human care in this country – some 500 million ‘food’ or ‘production’ animals – have been excluded from the protection of our animal welfare legislation.
In particular, millions of farmed animals daily endure lives of abject misery in factory farms. Barely able to move they endure acts of cruelty that would be illegal if they were your cat or dog. Imagine a life without sunshine, without freedom, without being able to socialize, without hope … Welcome to the ‘life’ of a factory-farmed animal.
How has this happened? As custodians of this planet, we have been guilty of playing favourites. We have designated some animals friends and some animals food. Yet they are no different. All share the same ability to suffer, the same need and desire to experience life, for it to have joy, meaning and purpose.
Edgar’s Mission provides you with the opportunity to meet these animals, read their stories and decide which life they need and deserve.