Join us for a celebratory evening to support the important legal advocacy efforts and mission of Mercy For Animals, and to honor actress and Bones star Emily Deschanel for her farmed animal advocacy leadership and accomplishments.

This special night will spotlight MFA's groundbreaking work to give farmed animals a much-needed voice in our legal system, as we seek to secure justice for all creatures.

MFA's important legal advocacy initiatives have led to landmark criminal and civil prosecutions of factory farms, increased animal protection laws, the defeat of whistleblower-suppression bills, and policy changes that improve animal welfare and consumer protections.

The event will be hosted by James Costa at his private residence in the Hollywood Hills. Special celebrity guests include Steve-O, Rory Freedman, Dr. Jenn and others.


  • 6 pm - VIP Champagne Cocktail Reception
  • 7 pm - 10 pm - General reception with vegan hors d'oeuvres and desserts, wine & spirits
  • 8:30 pm - Program


  • $500 - VIP
  • $150 - General Reception

host committee
Mikko Alanne, Dr. Jenn Berman, Brendan Brazier, Joseph Connelly, Karen Dawn, Chloe Jo Davis, Rory Freedman, Kathy Freston, Ady Gil, Cindy Landon, Libra Max, Shaun Monson, Victoria Moran, Dan Piraro, Simone Reyes, Michael Schwarz, Cheri Shankar, Patty Shenker, Ari Solomon, Susan Weingartner, Brian Wendel

Ady Gil and American Hi Definition
James Costa and John Archibald
Tatiana Freitas
Deborah Wolfe, author of Blood Chain