Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 11/9/07

November 11th, 2007 12:21 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Nov 9, 2007 5:27 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 11/9/07

Take Action to Prevent Cloning!

The cloning of farm animals is a hot-button issue both for animal protection and consumer protection groups, because cloned animals frequently suffer from fatal, congenital defects—including weakened immune systems; dysfunctional hearts, brains, livers, and kidneys; respiratory distress; and circulatory problems—all of which lead to pain and early death. And now, thanks to an amendment drafted by U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Arlen Specter (R-PA), we have a chance to stop the haphazard cloning of animals for the human food supply. Please take action now!

38 Turkey Peeps Spared from Certain Death on Factory Farm

Looking into the bright, innocent eyes of Sullivan, it is hard to comprehend the suffering he endured only weeks ago—let alone the bleak future he would have faced had he not found refuge at Farm Sanctuary. Left on our doorstep with 37 other peeps, Sullivan’s place of origin will forever remain a mystery. But careful inspection of his and the other babies’ beaks and toes, all of which bear evidence of abuse, reveals enough to mark them as the victims of one of our nation’s cruelest institutions: the factory farm. Read more.

Activist Of The Month: Jean Liebenberg

Jean Liebenberg had been vegetarian for 26 years before she set foot on Farm Sanctuary grounds. But from the moment she visited and met her adoptive “daughter,” Angie pig, Jean was hooked. Now Jean is a tireless volunteer, who has sponsored three of our farm animal friends, invited two rescued bunnies into her home, and devoted countless hours volunteering at our New York Shelter. Read all about Jean’s journey and be inspired to make a difference for farm animals!

Thanksgiving Activism

It’s time to hit the streets and encourage others to make a difference for the birds! Spread the word by distributing informational leaflets on the reality of turkey production, brochures on our nationally-celebrated Adopt-A-Turkey Program, and “Compassionate Thanksgiving Recipes” booklets far and wide. Also available for outreach purposes are copies of our educational “Making of a Turkey” documentary and our holiday Public Service Announcements starring Persia White and Corey Feldman. More information.

Perhaps Media and Farm Sanctuary Collaborate on “Maxine’s Dash for Freedom”

Perhaps Media—which recently collaborated with Farm Sanctuary on “Maxine’s Dash for Freedom” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uKhp9B2M5I)—is a proud member of our Corporate Partners for Compassion program and an active supporter of our critical work for farm animals. Perhaps Media is dedicated to creating dynamic, innovative and thought-provoking television and video programming, as well as to working with environmentally, ethically and socially responsible companies, organizations and nonprofits. Perhaps Media looks forward to bringing additional animal advocacy issues to international television and the web. Visit Perhaps Media at http://www.perhapsmedia.net to learn more.

Make a Donation to Farm Sanctuary with American Express

Make a difference for farm animals and earn double Membership Rewards points for virtually every dollar you donate to Farm Sanctuary through American Express’ GivingExpress® program. This program—which runs through December 31, 2007— includes a feature that allows consumers to schedule reoccurring payments and donate unused membership rewards points. For more information on how to donate to Farm Sanctuary through the American Express GivingExpress® program, and for terms and conditions, please click here: http://amex.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=51-0292919.
Thank you!

In the News

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Animal Sanctuary: Part One
Fox 40 Binghamton, November 8, 2007

Green Space: What is the FRESH act and why does it matter?
Metromode, November 8, 2007

TURKEY DAY: Families create offbeat rituals for Thanksgiving
Journal Now, November 1, 2007

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‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Book

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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.

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

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Nov 8, 2007 2:35 PM
Subject: Baby lambs found abandoned—urgent response needed

EMERGENCY RESCUE FUND:
Motherless, Starving Baby Lambs Abandoned in the Cold

Farm Sanctuary was just alerted to a cruelty case—involving 14 newborn lambs— by the Ulster County SPCA in Kingston, New York.

The motherless, starving lambs, just over a week old, were left helpless and alone—without any food or shelter—and with no one to take care of them.

Four of the babies were found dead upon arrival as a result of this neglect. Ten babies survived, however, and are now in need of our help.

These babies are counting on caring individuals to come to their rescue.

They are counting on people who know that they did not deserve to be abandoned. They now have a chance to survive, but need your help to provide for their immediate medical needs, safe rescue and placement in loving homes.

Farm Sanctuary is responding to this case TODAY, but we need your help to do so. We need donations to fund:

* Emergency transport of the lambs to Farm Sanctuary’s Emergency Rescue & Rehabilitation Center in Watkins Glen, NY
* An incoming veterinary assessment for each lamb and any necessary treatments based upon their condition
* Neuter surgeries, worming medication and vaccines (4 shots each)
* Bottles for feeding and milk replacer
* Grain and hay feed (after they graduate from bottle feeding)
* Straw bedding and heat lamps (vital to keep lambs this age warm enough 24 hours/day)
* Special rescue caregiver for on-site ‘round the clock bottle feeding and care to ensure the young and fragile lambs’ health
* Placement coordinator to identify loving adoptive homes for the babies once they are strong enough and old enough to be placed
* Placement transport to homes across the U.S.

Please call us at 607-583-2225 to make your donation for the lambs by phone, visit: https://secure.vegsource.com/farmsanc/join/donate_LambsRescue07.html to make an online gift or send your check to Farm Sanctuary, PO Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Your gift is tax-deductible and helps save the lives of these very needy animals right now.

Caring for bottle babies is time consuming and a major commitment for our shelter, but when faced with babies who need our help to survive, we have no choice but to respond. We can only conduct this rescue with our members’ active involvement, so thank you for your gift today!

Cruelty/abandonment charges are being pursued and prosecution is pending at this time. Please stay tuned for updates on this case. Thank you for responding and ensuring that these lambs are never left alone to fend for themselves again.

With my deepest gratitude,

Susie Coston
National Shelter Director

P.S. Homes are needed! If you are able to provide a loving “forever” home for lambs, please contact us at shelter [at] farmsanctuary.org.

P.P.S. Blankets will also be needed for any of the babies with special needs. Please send any of your old or unwanted blankets to Farm Sanctuary, 3150 Aikens Rd., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

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