Monthly Impact Report
Mercy For Animals supporters gave generously at our 20th Anniversary Gala on September 14. Raising $2.1 million, the star-studded event was the most successful gala in the organization’s history. A moving program looked back at two decades of impact for animals and inspired attendees with a vision for the next 20 years.
In Brazil, activists took to the streets with a powerful message: The Amazon is burning, and the world’s appetite for meat is fueling the fires. The eye-opening demonstration took place on the renowned Paulista Avenue in São Paulo, part of a multi-regional campaign launched in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States.
Celebrating 20 Years of Mercy
Some of Hollywood’s most notable animal advocates walked the blue carpet at this year’s annual gala, including Joaquin Phoenix, Kevin Smith, Rob Zombie, Charo, Daniella Monet, Moby, and Diane Warren, as well as Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Persia White, Cassandra Peterson, Davey Havok, Sarah Jeffery, Matt Lauria, and Redfoo.
Kat Graham of The Vampire Diaries hosted the program. Kat Von D received the Hope Award for her remarkable activism. The Legacy Award went to the late Rena Roseman. Rena’s husband, Elliot, accepted the award with a touching speech about his wife’s love for animals and enduring legacy. American Idol star Catie Turner gave a beautiful performance, and attendees rounded out the evening by raising more funds than any prior event.