Farm Sanctuary News: Meet Clyde and Take Action on Cloning

January 24th, 2008 8:43 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jan 23, 2008 6:43 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary News: Meet Clyde and Take Action on Cloning

Neglected Stallion Convalesces At Farm Sanctuary

Trapped inside a dilapidated 20-by-20 feet shed for more than four years, Clyde had nearly lost all hope by the time help reached him. Here, the approximately 20-year-old stallion stood in place on several feet of his own manure—suffering through the pain caused by his severely overgrown and cracked hooves. Isolated from the only other horse—his mother—on the upstate New York property, Clyde was denied much-needed companionship, pasture to graze in, and freedom to engage in even the most basic behaviors. Read more.

FDA Makes “Appallingly Irresponsible” Move to Approve Cloning

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a ruling permitting the use of cloned animals for human food. Farm Sanctuary subsequently issued a public statement denouncing the FDA’s decision and called for a mandatory moratorium on cloned animals and their offspring to be established immediately. We need your help to urge your federal legislators to pass important legislation that would place restrictions on this ethically unsound technology. Please take action today!

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/mediacenter/pr_fda_cloning08.html

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/get_involved/update_cloning08.html

Farm Animals Hit Mainstream Media in 2007

In 2007, farm animals hit the mainstream media and Farm Sanctuary played a key role in bringing their issues to the fore, gaining attention to our cause like never before! Last year, we garnered more than 3870 media mentions, representing a seven-fold increase in only three years, educating millions of people about the plight of farm animals. From Maxine and Lucky Lady’s high-profile rescues to Wolfgang Puck’s decision to forgo foie gras, a deeper interest from media led to coverage on CNN, NPR, the Food Network, two cover stories in the LA Times, one cover story in the New York Times on Thanksgiving morning, and four living, breathing sanctuary residents featured above the fold on the front page of the New York Times’ Dining section. Click here to read some of our biggest media stories of the year!

Maxine: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/rescue/rescues/2007/maxine.html

Lucky Lady: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/rescue/rescues/2007/lucky.html

Rainbow Bridge Memorial

Memorialize animal friends while helping Farm Sanctuary rescue and care for thousands more. A personalized memorial card containing the Rainbow Bridge legend acknowledges donations of $25 or more, and an engraved stone in our memorial garden is provided with donations of $100 or more. Please contact us at 607-583-2225 ext. 221 or for more information, visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/get_involved/rainbow_memorial.html.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND BULLETINS

* A rescue is underway! See our latest press release concerning a dairy calf who fell off a slaughter-bound truck in California. More to come in the next Farm Sanctuary News.

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/mediacenter/pr_hwy99_calf.html

* Check out Farm Sanctuary on Animal Planet, February 4 and 5! The “Animal Precinct” episode, Never Give Up Hope will feature a case where dozens of illegally dyed chicks were seized from a pet store and sent to live out their lives at Farm Sanctuary. Check episode listings for air times and read about the chicks’ rescue.

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=15.14032.120046.16072.x!

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/rescue/rescues/2007/chicks.html

IN THE NEWS

Calf ‘Cupid’ Rescued in Merced Orchard, Finds Home in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 21, 2008
Cupid’s on his way to our California Shelter!

Foes Decry Clone Ruling
USA Today, January 15, 2008
Animal welfare concerns about cloning make the FRONT PAGE. Our own Natalie Bowman is quoted.

Horses Spared in U.S. Face Death Across the Border
New York Times, January 11, 2008
Take action on The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act to ban the shipment of American horses to foreign slaughterhouses. Contact your legislator today.
http://www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/legislation/federal/horse_bill05.html

Some Birds Can Communicate About Behavior of Predators
Science Daily, January 11, 2008
We knew it! Mayfly at our New York Shelter is the most considerate of roosters. He always alerts his hens about potential predators flying overhead, and coaxes them into the barn with multiple calls.

Farmer Says He’s Done with Hog Farm
Yuma Sun, January 6, 2008
Another success from the Arizona ballot initiative! If you live in California, we need your help today!
http://www.farmsanctuary.org/actionalerts/alert_campaign07_2.htm

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