Those that didn't make it and ended up in "the dead pile."
Outside the inn Monday sat Baur's beat up VW van, the one that carried Hilda to the vet, which was resurrected for a cross-country tour in search of "vegan America." A portrait of Hilda painted on a cobblestone liberated from the stockyards was auctioned to a supporter Monday night for $2,050.
But the fight is not over by a long shot.
Hilda, the sheep that started it all, enjoyed a blissful life in the Farm Sanctuary's pastures until she passed away peacefully in her sleep, from old age on September 25, 1997. She is buried on the farm in a garden grove with a memorial plaque marking her grave.