Farm Sanctuary News: Cupid Calf Rescued and Downers Issues Come to Light

February 9th, 2008 4:07 pm by Kelly Garbato

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Subject: Farm Sanctuary News: Cupid Calf Rescued and Downers Issues Come to Light


Cupid Calf to Spend Valentine’s, Every Day at California Shelter

Move over winged cherubs and blushing sweethearts, there’s a new heartbreaker in town! Newly-arrived in time for Valentine’s Day, Cupid the calf has everyone at our California Shelter swooning— especially staff and volunteers who have yet to stop oohing and ahhing over the white heart-shaped mark on his forehead, his sweet and playful personality and, most of all, his compelling tale of bravery and survival. Read more.

Support Legislation to Help Downed Animals

Downed animals—livestock who are too weak or sick to stand on their own—are some of the most abused farm animals in the factory farming industry. As many have seen in recent media coverage, the issues surrounding the abuse of downed animals are ongoing, and your help is needed to advance legislation that will help end this abuse. Find out what you can do today!

Interns Needed at our New York and California Shelters

Be a part of our life-saving efforts for farm animals and engage in some of the most personally rewarding volunteer work you will ever do by becoming a Farm Sanctuary intern. Love animals and the outdoors? We are in particular need of interns to assist with daily operations on our New York and California shelters throughout the winter and the spring. Positions are available in other departments as well. More details.

Save a Life By Sponsoring a Farm Animal in Need!

By participating in our Adopt-A-Farm Animal Project, you provide necessary support for rescued farm animals we may not be able to help otherwise. Adopt a needy farm animal for yourself or sponsor an animal for friends or family as a gift. Adopt today!


* Farm Sanctuary’s Halloween Bash with special guest Joan Jett and celebrity DJs Princess Superstar and Johanna Fateman (of “Le Tigre”) featured spookily delicious vegan treats, fabulous free vegan eats, and an organic cocktail bar – and raised thousands of dollars for farm animals in need! To read more about the event and view photos, visit:

* Join us on February 22 in New York City for a Concert for the Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary! Composers include Taverner, Gibbons, F. Couperin, Rameau, Daquin, Duphly, J.S. Bach, Handel, Hoffmeister, Schubert, Rossini, Poulenc, Honneger, and Copland. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Ave. (at 34th Street). Free and open to the public. For more information, call CUNY at 212-817-8365 or e-mail Desmond at campaignintern1 [at]

* Save the Date! Join celebrity supporters on March 4 in New York City and March 15 in Los Angeles, to celebrate the launch of Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur’s much anticipated book, “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food.” For more information, visit:


Inspectors Verify Abuse Of Cows in California
Washington Post, February 07, 2008
Given multiple investigations revealing animal cruelty violations at the Chino facility through the years, it begs the question, ‘How many other slaughterhouses are defying USDA mandate?’ Director of Campaigns Julie Janovsky is quoted.

Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler
New York Times, January 27, 2008
Excellent article from Mark Bittman connecting environmental problems with factory farming and making the case for reduced meat consumption. Check out our new ad on factory farming and the environment:

The 247 lb. Vegan
Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2008
Vegan athletes unite! Meet the quintessential vegan athlete, Brendan Brazier, at Gene Baur’s book launch party in L.A.

Students Petition for Vegetarian Food
The Cowl, January 24, 2008
Our intern program at work! Calling all students, have you lobbied for veg foods in your school cafeteria lately?

The Garden of Vegan
The Guardian, February 06, 2008
Great article on vegan cookbook author Sarah Kramer. Includes three tasty recipes!

Study Raises Issue with Broiler Chicken Welfare
Food Production Daily, February 06, 2008
A new UK study concludes that the huge increase in growth rates of broiler chickens means that more than a quarter of these intensively-reared birds have difficulty walking, raising serious animal welfare and consumer acceptance issues.


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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 or call 607-583-2225.

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