Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 07/26/07

July 29th, 2007 4:06 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jul 26, 2007 2:07 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 07/26/07

The 2007 Farm Bill – On the Floor this Week!; Use Your Voice to Help Farm Animals

The 2007 Farm Bill (HR 2419) is scheduled for debate by the House of Representatives today and tomorrow. This legislation includes a variety of issues including agriculture, nutrition and conservation. The version of the bill going to the floor today was improved significantly when the House Agriculture Committee responded to animal advocates’ calls and voted to remove both a $12 million veal subsidy and Section 123 (which would have threatened to dismantle virtually all state and local farm animal protection legislation). However, due to the broadness of the bill, there is ample opportunity for new amendments to be added, both those which are positive for animals and those which are detrimental. Please take action now to ensure that Congress acts responsibly by considering farm animals and reducing the funds that go to large-scale corporate animal agribusiness. Go to the Farm Sanctuary website to act now: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/actionalerts/update_farmbill_7_07.htm! Time is of the essence.

2007 Farm Bill: http://agriculture.house.gov/index.shtml

HR 2419: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR2419:

Section 123: http://agriculture.house.gov/inside/Legislation/110/LDP.pdf

Animal Rescues Provide Opportunity for Action

Farm Sanctuary’s 2003 rescue efforts in Canisteo, N.Y., not only got badly abused animals to sanctuary, but it also provided an opportunity for people around the nation to help those in need. Programs like Adopt-A-Farm Animal have allowed Ramsey, a sheep taken from the nightmare in Canisteo, to thrive—and finally have a full, normal life. Farm Sanctuary also offers in-home placements through its Farm Animal Adoption Network, a more hands-on way to directly aid animals who have suffered. Read more.

Critter Care Conference at the New York Shelter

If you have ever had aspirations of rescuing and caring for farm animals, the New York Critter Care Conference is for you! Join us on Sept. 15 and 16 to learn about farm animal care, including basic health care needs, proper restraint techniques and animal housing and facilities design. This intensive two-day conference will also include information on basic administration, fundraising, and media/outreach programs. After the Critter Care Conference, allow the tranquility of the New York Shelter to help you unwind at our first ever Twilight Tour. The Twilight Tour event will include music, wine tasting, an art auction and, of course, a tour to meet the sanctuary animals. Registration information: https://secure.vegsource.com/farmsanc/visit/ny_twilight2007.htm.

New York Critter Care Conference: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/Critter_care2007.htm

Twilight Tour: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/calendar.htm#TwilightNY

Frequent Flyer Miles Urgently Needed

Farm Sanctuary is greatly in need of donated frequent flyer miles, value to equal the purchase of one airline ticket, for our upcoming Farm Sanctuary Gala for Farm Animals. By donating miles, you can help us send key staff and speakers to the upcoming Gala, which helps us to raise thousands of dollars for farm animals in need. Please contact us at 607-583-2225 ext. 237 or jpappas [at] farmsanctuary.org to make a donation today!

Gala for Farm Animals: http://farmsanctuary.org/gala/2007/

In the News

Vote for the 2007 VegNews Veggie Awards

Bringing Moos and Oinks Into the Food Debate
New York Times, July 25, 2007

Go Vegetarian to Save Money
MSN.com

Help Farm Sanctuary supporter Sally Anderson blog for the animals!

In the Store

Farmy Juniors T-shirt

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About Farm Sanctuary

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Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, we have worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the “food animal” industry through research and investigations, legal and legislative actions, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Our shelters in Watkins Glen, NY and Orland, CA provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. For more information about Farm Sanctuary or our programs, please visit http://www.farmsanctuary.org or call 607-583-2225. To become a Farm Sanctuary member or to make a donation today using our secure online form, visit: https://secure.vegsource.com/farmsanc/join/donate_alert.htm . For updates on previous action alerts, please visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/actionalerts/update.htm.

Please forward and distribute widely! Thank you.
Farm Sanctuary, P.O. Box 150 Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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