Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 12/20/07

December 20th, 2007 8:13 pm by Kelly Garbato

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Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 12/20/07

Ask State Legislators for a Gift this Year – Sponsor Legislation to Help Farm Animals!

This year was a precedent setting year in animal protection state legislation, especially for farm animals! With legislation passed in Oregon to ban gestation crates for breeding pigs – there were also bills introduced to ban battery cages for egg-laying hens, to help downed animals and to stop the force feeding of ducks for foie gras. Here’s the great news – you don’t have to be a high paid lobbyist to work on state legislation! A New Year brings new opportunities to get involved. With a few simple tips and the facts behind you – 2008 can be a banner year for farm animals. Find out how you can help!

Sheep Leaves behind Thorny Past, Enjoys Simpler Life at New York Shelter

Hidden within a labyrinth of brush, Thistle passed nearly seven years out of sight and out of mind on a farm in New York. Here, she foraged for meals daily and watched helplessly as animals died around her. Leaving her all alone, Thistle’s only companion was hauled away—a horse who was tied to the back of a truck and led to a home miles down the road. Unable to persevere any more, Thistle cried out in despair—a sound that alerted neighbors to her pain and facilitated her rescue by our staff. Read more.

In Loving Memory: Neptune

If you have ever visited our California Shelter, chances are you remember meeting and spending time with a wise old goat named Neptune. Named for the mighty Roman god of the sea, the regal goat ruled over our west coast sanctuary since it opened nearly 14 years ago. From then until the sorrowful day we said goodbye to our beloved friend, Neptune made a profound impact on his human admirers and changed nearly all our lives for the better. This last tribute is one of gratitude—just for him. Read more.

Activist Of The Month: Tanya Petrovna and the Native Foods Staff

When Tanya first gazed into the eyes of a dairy cow on a family vacation, she had no idea that the event would change her life—and her company—for good. Now she and her staff are committed to raising awareness about the plight of farm animals and demonstrating just how amazing cruelty-free cuisine can be. Read more.

It’s All About the Love… and Great Food!

Treat the ones you love to the best. Order a cruelty-free feast from renowned, award-winning vegan restaurants and have it delivered right to your door. Try vegan foie gras, “shrimp” tempura, “cheese”-cake, animal-free tiramisu, and the best vegan “bacon cheddar cheese” burger ever! Also, check out BuyKind’s selection of vegan chocolates and wine, “cowches” and much more. SHARE THE TASTE OF KINDNESS! Gift certificates available! BuyKind exists to make change happen. The company’s heart and 30 percent of its profits are dedicated to ending animal cruelty. BuyKind loves its customers! Thank you for helping this company help animals!

Boston Baked Bonz

Boston Baked Bonz is a new company dedicated to dogs and the people who love them! Vegan dog treats are handmade with organic whole grains, baked fresh daily and sent right to your door. The company also offers a full line of gifts from local artisans that celebrate the bond between people and their dogs! A big supporter of Farm Sanctuary, Boston Baked Bonz also allows you help farm animals every time you shop!

Scrumptious Vegan Peanut Butter Cups, Fudge, and Caramels… need we say more?


US Congress Goes Cage Free

System to track cloned animals is planned
New York Times, December 19, 2007

Food inspection agency confirms mad cow disease in 13-year-old Alberta animal
The Canadian Press, December 16, 2007

Rich Angelenos a gold mine for animal causes
Los Angeles Times, Cover Story, December 19, 2007
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What to feed vegans during the holidays
AM New York, December 19, 2007


Farm Sanctuary 2008 Calendar


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 or call 607-583-2225.

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