As 200-plus people flooded into Bloor Street United Church's McClure Hall, it was clear that, as with last year's instalment of Animals Beyond Borders, the venue was too small. It seems that the community is always one step ahead of the event. This was, of course, welcome news. Not surprising either, considering that the movement to end animal exploitation is growing ever more vigorously each day. As the movement grows, Animals Beyond Borders seeks to bring grassroots groups together, creating synergy and coalitions. We learn from each other. We inspire each other. We support each other.