Farm Sanctuary News: Tell the USDA: No Downers

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 4:21 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary News: Tell the USDA: No Downers

FARM SANCTUARY NEWS

Tell the USDA: No More Downed Animal Abuse!

The widely-publicized abuse of downed dairy cattle at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company in Chino, Calif. has upended the meat industry and set the stage for positive change. Those who think the abuses of animals slated for slaughter can continue to go unseen have now been put on notice that the public is watching and growing wary. Let’s make sure the suffering of these animals was not in vain! Let the USDA know that the Hallmark case will not be forgotten and that the treatment of farm animals is a huge priority for the public.

Newborn Calf and his Mother Reunite for Life at Our California Shelter

Days old and barely breathing, Harrison the calf was lying alone in an open field and only hours away from death when he was discovered by a compassionate humane officer in Santa Cruz, CA. The newborn—the son of a cow bred to replenish a small herd of beef cattle—was nonresponsive, bellowing only briefly in pain when the officer checked his vitals and determined that he was in desperate need of medical attention. Read more.

2007 Walk for Farm Animals a Rousing Success

Last fall, more than 2,000 people took to the streets in 46 cities and towns across North America to speak out for farm animals, resulting in the largest and most successful Walk to date! In addition to educating people about the cruelty of factory farming, Walk participants raised over $170,000 to support Farm Sanctuary’s rescue, education and advocacy work. Our sincerest thanks go out to all the compassionate people who helped make this event possible. Read more.

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Farm Sanctuary: California Ballot Signature Campaign a Success

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:09 PM
Subject: California Ballot Signature Campaign a Success

Signature Campaign a Success!
Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act Goes to California Voters

Since Californians began campaigning for a ballot initiative to ban cruel farm animal confinement systems six months ago, volunteers have collected nearly 800,000 signatures in support of the initiative. They needed only 433,971 valid signatures. This means that The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (http://www.humanecalifornia.org/)—to ban veal crates (http://www.noveal.org/) for calves, battery cages (http://www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/factoryfarming/eggs/) for egg-laying hens, and gestation crates (http://humanecalifornia.org/content/index.php?pid=41) for breeding pigs in the Golden State—is well on its way to securing a spot on the November 2008 ballot in California.

With the first (and arguably most difficult) hurdle passed, Californians for Humane Farms (http://www.humanecalifornia.org/) and its supporters will now band together to get the word out about the November 2008 vote. If passed, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act will end some of the cruelest practices in factory farming: the warehousing and confinement of animals in cages and crates so small that they cannot turn around, walk or extend their limbs.

The whole country will be watching the progress of this historic measure, as its passage will set a precedent that will have profound repercussions for factory farming across the country.

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

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Feb 8, 2008 4:37 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary News: Cupid Calf Rescued and Downers Issues Come to Light

FARM SANCTUARY NEWS

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!

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Farm Sanctuary: Celebrate the Release of Gene Baur’s New Book

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Feb 7, 2008 5:40 PM
Subject: Celebrate the Release of Gene Baur’s New Book

Join us to celebrate the release of Gene Baur’s new book

Photo via Farm Sanctuary

This is a special time for Farm Sanctuary as we celebrate the release of our President and Co-Founder Gene Baur’s new book, “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food.” The book is being published by Simon & Schuster in March 2008. The book places an urgently needed focus on farm animal issues – making a call to action and a call for compassion. It is certain to touch readers through its unique approach and inspiring personal stories of hope.

“Some of the stories Gene Baur tells will break your heart and others will speak to your deepest convictions. It’s a book about appalling cruelty and heroic kindness, and it points the way to a better world.” ~ Alicia Silverstone

“Filled with hope, this book is written for all who strive for a more compassionate world. I highly recommend it.” ~ Dr. Jane Goodall

For additional details about the book, visit http://www.genebaur.com/. Farm Sanctuary is hosting two book launch parties in New York and Los Angeles and we hope you will join us!

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Farm Sanctuary News: Meet Clyde and Take Action on Cloning

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

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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.

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Farm Sanctuary News: A New Look for New Year

Friday, January 11th, 2008

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jan 11, 2008 1:27 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary News: A New Look for New Year

A Tale of Two Pigs

Drop by Harry and Hazel’s barn and prepare to be greeted by a jovial pair of floppy-eared pigs who just can’t say enough about their new life at our New York Shelter. Brought to us after the unfolding of events reminiscent of Babe or Charlotte’s Web, these two terrific pigs outsmarted the fate assigned to many of their species with sheer strong will and a profound tug on the heartstrings of the people with the power to spare their lives: the family who raised them. Read more.

A Brand New Look for an Exciting New Year

Welcome to our newly renovated e-newsletter, created by the innovative design firm, Monkeys with Crayons. We hope you enjoy the new look and features of this e-publication, which will continue to inform you about our efforts, as well as actions you can take for farm animals in all the same, familiar ways. Farm Sanctuary is also thrilled to announce the completion of the first redesign phase of http://www.farmsanctuary.org. Conceptualized by web design, development and marketing team, Boston Interactive, and rolled out by our very own illustrious Web administrator, Timothy McGlynn, our site is taking on new life, with many additions yet to come. Visit often and watch us evolve!

Presidential Politics and Farm Animals – What You Need to Know

With the primary elections underway, presidential candidates are being asked to take positions on many issues. But do you know how each feels about farm animal matters? Which candidates will support a ban on downed animals? Who will back a bill to keep taxpayer money from funding cruel confinement systems? Who has read the UN report identifying factory farming as one of the biggest contributors to global warming? Find out now where the candidates stand.

Help Farm Animals 365 Days a Year!

By joining our Monthly Pledge Program, you help ensure crucial funding for our rescue, education and advocacy efforts. This convenient program allows you to automatically deduct a specified amount from your bank account or apply donations directly to your credit card every month. For more information, please contact us by phone at 607-583-2225 ext. 225 or e-mail at croseman [at] farmsanctuary.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND BULLETINS

* SAVE THE DATE! Farm Sanctuary will be hosting its next Gala for Farm Animals on Saturday, May 17, 2008 in New York at Cipriani Wall Street! Please check our Web site in the coming weeks for more information: http://www.farmsanctuary.org

* Ever dreamed of mapping your professional skills to your passion for animals? Farm Sanctuary is hiring: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/get_involved/jobs/joblistings.html

IN THE NEWS

Check That Chicken Nugget: It Might Just Be a Plant
Washington Post, January 9, 2008
Whether you find mock meats appetizing or not, it’s great to see the topic making the mainstream! Add your two cents to the conversation here.

Food Trends for 2008
Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR, January 6, 2008
“2008 will be the year of ethical eating.” Need we say more?

Bishop Favors Proposal to Restrict Farm Practices
Spero News, January 10, 2008
Calling all Californians: Get involved in the California Ballot Initiative today!
http://www.humanecalifornia.org/

Hearings Underway in Foie Gras Lawsuit
Crain’s New York Business, January 9, 2008
Visit NoFoieGras.org for more information on this campaign and find out how you can get involved.
http://www.nofoiegras.org/

Begging for Good Vegetarian Recipes!
Discovery Health Network, December 27, 2007
Participating in online communities is an effective and easy way to advocate for farm animals.

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Farm Sanctuary: Watch our slideshow and celebrate happy endings

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Dec 26, 2007 4:05 PM
Subject: Watch our slideshow and celebrate happy endings

2007: Commemorate a year of happy endings and progress for farm animals at Farm Sanctuary with a tax-deductible, year-end gift.

For Farm Sanctuary, the past year of our work combining rescue, education and advocacy has brought many successes. View the Farm Sanctuary 2007 slideshow: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/year_end_slideshow.html

Reflecting on our accomplishments, we are proud to report that we saved 591 animals from abuse, educated millions of people about factory farming abuses and farm animal sentience, and advanced critical initiatives through our investigations, corporate campaigns and legal advocacy.

Our work for farm animals each day is possible only with the dedicated and continuing support of Farm Sanctuary members. Please, help us make many more victories for farm animal possible with a special, year-end gift today: https://secure.vegsource.com/farmsanc/join/donate_year_end07_alert.html.

Your gift is a celebration of our victories in honor of farm animals, and ensures that our efforts on their behalf continue. With your help, 2007 was a banner year for farm animals!

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

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Dec 20, 2007 3:09 PM
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! http://www.buykind.com/

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!
http://www.bostonbakedbonz.com/index2.html

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

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

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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, please visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.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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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 11/30/07

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Nov 30, 2007 5:02 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 11/30/07

Motherless Lambs Struggle for Second Chance at Life

Early in November, our New York Shelter responded to an urgent plea from the Ulster County SPCA to assist with the care and placement of ten newborn lambs. Found motherless, cold and starving in central New York, the suckling babies were the only survivors out of a group of 20 helpless animals—who were purchased and left to fend for themselves in a frightening, lonely world. Now dependent upon the mercy of humans for survival, the lambs were in desperate need of safe refuge, ‘round-the-clock intensive care and constant, loving attention—needs we were more than happy to fulfill. Read more.

2007 Farm Bill Reaches Critical Juncture

With the Senate poised to recess for the year, the 2007 Farm Bill—a massive piece of legislation that will set policy on all aspects of agriculture for the next five years—has reached a critical juncture and may be debated over and voted on by senators next week. The livestock industry is already lobbying hard to protect its interests, so the time is ripe for you to contact your senators too and share your input on three potential amendments—which could profoundly affect the lives of farm animals. You can help.

California Ballot Campaign Update!

With just three months left of the signature gathering portion of the California ballot campaign, we urge you to get involved! This monumental initiative will prohibit some of the cruelest forms of confinement in industrialized animal agriculture – calves in veal crates, breeding pigs in gestation crates and laying hens in battery cages. If you live in California, or know anyone residing in the state, please urge them to get involved in this life-changing measure! Time is ticking for the animals and we need your help!
http://humanecalifornia.org/

Gifts that Make an Impact

Want to help animals in need with every holiday gift you buy? Support compassionate artisans and artists who donate to animal charities AND find some of the best quality and most charming and unique handmade treasures by shopping online at Crafters for Critters (http://www.craftersforcritters.com/) and Etsy for Animals (http://www.etsyforanimals.com/). Also be sure to check out our cruelty-free wears (http://www.vegforlife.org/wears_co%27s.htm) and eats (http://www.vegforlife.org/eats_co.htm) shopping directories to find more ethical gifts that will wow everyone on your list.

Shop for the Holidays with your Farm Sanctuary MasterCard

This year, you can help farm animals with every holiday purchase you make by using your Farm Sanctuary MasterCard. If all Farm Sanctuary card holders join together, this simple action can help raise thousands of dollars urgently needed to bring suffering cows, pigs, chickens, and other farm animals to safety. Please remember, each purchase makes a difference. If you are interested in applying for a Farm Sanctuary MasterCard, visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/mastercard.htm.

Holiday Book Idea— Lauren’s Story: An American Dog in Paris

A revised edition of this true and heartfelt story about a stray beagle who ends up in Paris is now available with a new afterword on animal welfare. Author Kay Pfaltz is donating 100% of book profits to animal welfare organizations, including Farm Sanctuary. Lauren’s Story will make a great gift for dog lovers and help farm animals too. Now available at Barnes and Noble. See Kay’s mission statement at http://www.kaypfaltz.com.

ABC Home & Planet Foundation

Roaming Free – Offer compassionate care to a young pig as she recovers from the harm of factory farming, ensuring lasting freedom, dignity and well-being. http://www.abchomeandplanet.org/FS/RoamingFree.aspx

IN THE NEWS

In some households, every day is turkey day
New York Times, November 22, 2007

Green Space: Eating vegetarian is taking global warming personally
AlterNet, November 30, 2007

Foie gras a ‘diseased’ food, animal welfare groups say
Associated Content, November 29, 2007

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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, please visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.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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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 11/9/07

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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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.

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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.
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In the News

Get great t-shirts and other wonderful stuff at the So Delicious Gift Shop. A portion of the proceeds goes to help support Farm Sanctuary.
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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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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, please visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.htm.

For updates on previous action alerts, please visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/actionalerts/update.htm

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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 10/26/07

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Oct 26, 2007 4:33 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 10/26/07

Take Action on the Farm Bill— Ask Senators for Vegetables, Not Veal

As the U.S. Senate nears a vote on its version of the Farm Bill, factory farming interests are lobbying hard to hold onto or reinstate unfair subsidies at the expense of animals, taxpayers and the environment. The Farm Bill will set agricultural policy for the next five years, so activists must take action today to stop the subsidization of cruelty. Tell your senators to say “no” to veal industry subsidies and support amendments from the FRESH Act— an alternative bill that eliminates excessive appropriations for factory farms and gives real assistance to produce growers.

From Meth Lab to Sanctuary, Jade and Indigo Enjoy Second Chance at Life

Confined in cages, the birds’ needs were disregarded, their health faltered, and, when they were no longer of any use to their “owners,” they were left to die. The scenario sounds sadly familiar to anyone well versed in the reality of industrialized egg farming, but the circumstances that brought Jade and Indigo to Farm Sanctuary are quite different—yet just as despicable. Rescued from a meth lab in northern California, the duo shares a traumatic past. But today they’re thriving at our California Shelter. Read more.

Happy & Humane Halloween

Nothing is more frightening than cruel candy made with gelatin (the skin, tissue or bones of animals) and “natural” coloring derived from insects or other animal sources. This year, give little goblins and ghouls Halloween treats to delight their taste buds, while protecting our animal friends. Many candies found on store shelves are conveniently vegan so feel free to indulge trick-or-treaters with these eerily tasty sweets.

Make a Big Donation to Farm Sanctuary Without Spending a Dime!

Bogart Properties in Los Angeles is the proud and happy sponsor of Lassen the pig at Farm Sanctuary’s California Shelter, and would also be proud and happy to represent you in your next real estate sale or purchase. Mention this notice, and Bogart Properties will donate 10 percent of its profits from your deal to Farm Sanctuary. Being a conscientious consumer is one of the best compassionate actions you can take! For more information, go to http://www.bogartpropertiesinc.com or call 323-656-8575.

Help Farm Animals 365 Days a Year!

Join our Monthly Pledge Program and help raise crucial funds for our rescue, education and advocacy efforts. As an added benefit, this convenient program simplifies the donation process by automatically deducting a specified amount from your checking or savings account, or by charging that amount to your credit card every month. For more information, please contact us at 607-583-2225 ext. 225 or croseman [at] farmsanctuary.org.

In the News

VIEW Joan Jett’s video invitation for the Farm Sanctuary Halloween Bash!

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/halloween07.htm

Congratulations to 12-year-old Jasmine Caruk, the winner of our first annual Hoe Down Video Contest! Take a look at the video by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyk-FR95K-s

Cage fright: Industry adopts kinder, gentler animal care
Journal Gazette, October 16, 2007

Vegan soul grows in Anacostia
Washington Post, October 10, 2007

In the Store

Holiday Cards
Cow & Pig Design

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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, please 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.
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Farm Sanctuary: Groundbreaking Effort for Farm Animals Underway in California

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Oct 19, 2007 3:59 PM
Subject: Groundbreaking Effort for Farm Animals Underway in California

Groundbreaking Effort for Farm Animals Underway in California

Farm Sanctuary, in conjunction with The Humane Society of the United States, has launched a ground-breaking ballot initiative effort to outlaw some of the most inhumane farm animal confinement systems in the state: veal crates for baby calves, gestation crates for mother pigs and battery cages for laying hens.

On October 1, 2007 citizens throughout the state began a massive effort to gather the 650,000 signatures needed to qualify the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (http://www.humanecalifornia.org/) for placement on the September 2008 California ballot. Volunteers have only about five months to complete their signature-gathering efforts to achieve this goal—and help save millions of farm animals a year from tremendous suffering. Your help is needed!

If you are a California resident, please contact Californians for Humane Farms (http://www.humanecalifornia.org/) and find out how you can participate in this historic effort for farm animals.

***If you are not a California resident, please forward this email to all your friends and family members who live in California.

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Farm Sanctuary: Eight Turkeys Chosen For Adopt-A-Turkey Project

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Oct 17, 2007 3:38 PM
Subject: Eight Turkeys Chosen For Adopt-A-Turkey Project

BREAKING NEWS: Eight Turkeys Chosen For Adopt-A-Turkey Project

Photo via decade_resister

Watkins Glen, NY and Orland, CA — After weeks of speculation and nail-pecking drama, Farm Sanctuary today announced its 2007 roster of Adopt-A-Turkey Project participants.

Cicada, Luna, Feather, Juniper, Magnolia, Moth, Oak and Pearl will step into the spotlight as the illustrious group chosen to be the face of Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project.

Started in 1986, the Adopt-A-Turkey Project invites the public to sponsor a turkey for only $20. The funding provides food, bedding and tender loving care to Farm Sanctuary’s turkey flock.

“Farm Sanctuary stepped up its game this year with these Adopt-A-Turkey selections,” mooed Larry, Farm Sanctuary’s spokescow. “This group’s palpable charm is matched only by their quick wit and head-turning good looks.”

Each turkey will be available for a face-to-face meet-and-greet Nov. 17 at the annual Celebration FOR the Turkeys: http://www.adoptaturkey.org/turkey_celebration07.htm.

Flash photography encouraged.

Sponsor these turkeys today!
Visit: http://www.adoptaturkey.org/adopt.htm

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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 10/12/07

Monday, October 15th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Oct 12, 2007 3:30 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 10/12/07

Act Now to Close Borders to Prevent Slaughter of Horses

A recent Appeals Court decision upholding Illinois’ law banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption has closed down the final horse slaughterhouse in the U.S. Unfortunately, while horse slaughter has been effectively shut down here, the number of horses shipped to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada has more than tripled in the past year. To counteract this, Congress is considering the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 311, H.R. 503), to ensure the ban on horse slaughter and stop the shipment of American horses over U.S. borders for the purpose of slaughtering them for overseas human consumption. Read more.

Farm Animal of the Month: Riga

Rescued from a factory farm in central California, Riga makes the most out of her life at Farm Sanctuary’s California Shelter. Here, her needs are met by a crew of doting caregivers, the love and care allowing her personality—including her mischievous side—to flourish. Read more.

Activists of the Month: Shon and Mike Chaffee

When an animal rights publication showed up on the Chaffee’s doorstep about 20 years ago, they had no idea it would contain the motivation they needed to change their lives forever. Today, they are rock solid members of Farm Sanctuary’s Activist Network, tirelessly educating their community about the plight of farm animals and annually organizing our life-saving Walk for Farm Animals fundraiser in Cincinnati, Ohio. Need inspiration? Look no further than the Chaffees’ heart-warming story.

Are you a Federal Employee?

Federal Employees can now give to Farm Sanctuary through the Combined Federal Campaign, a program that allows federal employees to donate a portion of their earnings to CFC-approved charities. Whether donating a percent of your weekly paycheck or making a one-time donation, your contribution helps us to protect and provide sanctuary for farm animals in need. Please donate to Farm Sanctuary by using charity code 12292. Thank you!

LordJDavis Design – Proud Supporter of Farm Sanctuary

Vegan-owned-and-run LordJDavis Design is proud to be a corporate partner to Farm Sanctuary. From creative web design to fully integrated content management systems, from broadcast and motion graphics to interactive flash development, and from print design to corporate identities, LordJDavis provides your business with the attention and heart it needs. LordJDavis has offered aesthetic engineering since 1974. Visit: http://www.lordjdavis.com.

FARM SANCTUARY HALLOWEEN BASH – OCTOBER 30, 2007

Join Farm Sanctuary for a Halloween Bash in NYC!
More info: http://farmsanctuary.org/visit/halloween07.htm

In the News

Initiative would restrict confinement of chickens, pigs, calves
Monterey Herald, October 2, 2007

Rescuers want harsher penalties on ‘goat lady’
WICZ, October 8, 2007

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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, please 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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Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration FOR the Turkeys!

Friday, October 5th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Oct 4, 2007 9:20 AM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration FOR the Turkeys!

Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with birds of a different feather at Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration FOR the Turkeys!

Photo via nullalux

Join with the Farm Sanctuary on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, for our annual Celebration FOR the Turkeys and help us honor our fine feathered turkey friends. This compassionate holiday affair, favored by animal lovers and advocates nationwide, places turkeys at the center of attention rather than the center of the dinner table. The Celebration features special guest presentations, sanctuary time with rescued farm animals, our beloved Feeding of the Turkeys Ceremony, and a delicious vegan holiday feast. Reservations are required for both our California and New York Shelter events.

California Shelter · Orland, CA
The California Celebration costs $30 per person and includes a catered holiday dinner.

New York Shelter · Watkins Glen, NY
The New York Celebration costs $10 per family and features a potluck-style feast. All guests are asked to bring a vegan (free from eggs, dairy, honey, and animal byproducts) dish to feed eight people.

REGISTER TODAY!
By phone: 607-583-2225 ext. 221
Online: http://www.AdoptATurkey.org

Reservations are required for both events by Nov. 9, 2007. We regret that we may be unable to accommodate reservations received after the deadline.

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Farm Sanctuary: Ask Canadian Government to Investigate Canada’s Foie Gras Industry

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Oct 1, 2007 7:49 AM
Subject: Ask Canadian Government to Investigate Canada’s Foie Gras Industry

Ask Canadian Government to Investigate Canada’s Foie Gras Industry

Farm Sanctuary, in cooperation with Canadian group Global Action Network (GAN), has released Round 2 of its investigation into the Canadian foie gras industry. The undercover footage shot at Aux Champs D’Elise and Palmex, the second and third-largest foie gras producers in Canada respectively, further confirms the immense cruelty inherent in the production of foie gras.

Video and photographic evidence from Palmex and Champs D’Elise show ducks suffering the gruesome after-effects of force feeding: ducks gasping for breath, choking blood and regurgitated food, many barely able to hold up their heads. Others are shown dead in their cages, having succumbed to the debilitating effects of being force fed up to a third of their own body weight daily.

In addition to dead and dying ducks, undercover footage shot over a 5-day period by an investigator working at Aux Champs D’Elise depicts shocking acts of cruelty: employees bashing the heads of ducks against the concrete floor, hurling them through the air by their necks and even sawing off an animal’s head, all while the ducks are fully conscious.

See for yourself. Watch Farm Sanctuary’s video, “Culinary Cruelty: Undercover in Canada” and distribute this alert widely:

[Kelly’s note: Farm Sanctuary’s You Tube profile is available at http://www.youtube.com/user/farmsanctuary1 – you’ll find additional videos from Farm Sanctuary on that page.]

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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 09/27/07

Friday, September 28th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Sep 27, 2007 4:27 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 09/27/07

Livestock Truck Catastrophes Highlight The Need For Reform

An alarming number of farm animals die regularly in catastrophic highway accidents when the trucks hauling huge loads of these animals overturn. In the past week, the media reported on at least two such incidents, each of which resulted in massive mortality and suffering for the animals involved. Despite this industry-wide problem, neither the U.S. Department of Agriculture nor the agribusiness industry has adequately addressed the issue. As a result, farm animals are subjected to yet another level of unnecessary suffering. Farm Sanctuary is urging the USDA to establish a protocol to prevent these accidents from happening in the first place and to respond to these accidents when they happen in a way that will minimize animal suffering. Read more.

Nightmare Over For Goats Rescued In New York Cruelty Case

Nobody knows how long they stood inside the transport trailer, or what condition they were in when they entered. What we do know is how they looked when they emerged. Emaciated. Lice-ridden. Weak and scared. Though Allene, Dorothy and Cathy were in bad shape, their condition was heads above that of the other animals found on a property in central New York this spring. In sum, 43 goats were found dead. Now rehabilitated and nursed back to health, these girls call our New York Shelter home—and are ready to make the most of their second chance at life. Read more.

Compassionate Kid Creations Needed!

Farm Sanctuary is currently seeking submissions of creative, unique and inspiring farm animal-related art for the “Creation Station” section of our new kid’s website: http://farmsanctuarykids.org/. The Creation Station is a special place where compassionate children can share their stories, drawings, essays, paintings, and poems with other kids who care about animals. If you have or know of any kids with kind creations they’d like to share, why not send them in? Contact us today: info [at] farmsanctuarykids.org!

Major Gifts To Farm Sanctuary

The Friends of Hilda Club was established to express our gratitude for Farm Sanctuary members who have made a major contribution to farm animal protection. The club is named in memory of Hilda, the first animal rescued by Farm Sanctuary. Members of the Friends of Hilda Club are entitled to many benefits including recognition on the Hilda Memorial, a Hilda Club pin, invitations to special Farm Sanctuary events, Bed & Breakfast accommodations, and our semi-annual newsletter. Join today!

Watch Maxine’s Dash for Freedom!

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IN THE NEWS

Rescued goats taken to farm sanctuary
Press & Sun-Bulletin, September 25, 2007

Queens cow finds greener pastures at sanctuary
Newsday, September 21, 2007

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My Friends at the Farm (DVD)

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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, please 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

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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 09/21/07

Friday, September 28th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Sep 21, 2007 12:31 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 09/21/07

Daring Dash Around Queens Lands Renegade Cow At New York Shelter

Today, Maxine munched on sweet hay in her pen in Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter cattle barn. The young Hereford cow was soaking up the peace and quiet, the tranquility quite a bit different than what she experienced not 72 hours ago, when she ran for her life through the streets of Queens, N.Y. Maxine likely escaped from one of New York City’s many slaughterhouses, auctions or live markets, but, like Joey the goat and Lucky Lady before her, Maxine’s quest for freedom was a rousing success. Read more.

Support Funding For Produce; Reject Animal Agriculture Subsidies

Within the next few weeks, the U.S. Senate will debate the 2007 Farm Bill, which will set agricultural policy for years to come. The Farm Bill is particularly important for farm animal protection because it contains various measures that address funding for the factory farming industry. Traditionally, Congress has disproportionately allocated funding toward animal factory farms, while leaving fruit and vegetable farmers lacking for support. However, this year, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is proposing a measure that will rectify this inequality and route money toward produce growers and away from factory animal farm operations. Read more.

Give And Take With Farm Sanctuary’s Volunteer Internship Program

Want to play a vital role in Farm Sanctuary’s efforts to rescue and protect farm animals? Become an intern! Whether you’re on the farm or in the office, your hard work will have a direct, lasting impact on the lives of farm animals in need. But it’s not just about giving. You’ll take with you the experience of a lifetime, as well as knowledge and skills to help you become a more effective advocate for farm animals. Learn more.

Donate Your Old Vehicle To Help Farm Animals

Donating your vehicle is a wonderful way to raise much-needed funds for farm animals and is greatly appreciated! We work with two companies that will arrange for a convenient pick up and then donate proceeds of the sale to Farm Sanctuary. The process is hassle-free and your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law. For more information, email jpappas@farmsanctuary.org, call 607-583-2225 ext. 237. or visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/car_donation.htm

IN THE NEWS

Escaped cow Maxine to receive refuge upstate
New York Daily News, September 20, 2007

Loose cow finds home
WETM, September 20, 2007

Oklahoma City family finding vegan lifestyle benefits in many ways
NewsOK.com, September 19, 2007

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Farm Sanctuary Logo 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, please 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

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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 09/13/07

Friday, September 28th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Sep 13, 2007 4:06 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 09/13/07

Tell the Rabbinical Council of America That Tradition is no Excuse for Cruelty

Farm Sanctuary is joining with other animal protection organizations in urging the Rabbinical Council of America to take a position against killing chickens during the “kapparot” ritual, scheduled this year for Sept. 17-21. Humane groups are urging the hens’ lives be spared by substituting other items in place of live animals. Read more.

Farm Animal of the Month: Meghan

As a lady of certain years, Meghan the sheep counts herself a member of an esteemed group found in Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter sheep barn. It’s called the Bridge Club, its members are a stately collection of elderly sheep who enjoy their golden years to the fullest, gathering together to while away the days snoozing in the sun or the warm comfort of the barn. Meghan’s life is now one of pure leisure—but don’t ever doubt that she’s paid her dues. Read more.

Blog for a Cause

Everyone else is writing them. Why shouldn’t you? Make an impact on the Web by creating your very own engaging and enlightening veggie-themed blog. Focus on topics like animal-free food, fashion with compassion, kind crafts, thought-provoking news, or anything else your big vegan heart desires. Captivate hundreds or even thousands of readers with your unique perspective on what it means to live cruelty-free. Check out these hip, entertaining and educational examples for inspiration:
http://vegforlife.org/resources_blogs.htm.

Product Body and Farm Sanctuary

Help support Farm Sanctuary while helping yourself to luscious, fresh, handmade body products. Product Body is donating 10 percent of the proceeds from all September sales on http://productbodyshop.com to Farm Sanctuary. So drop by and grab some Crush On You (a product Bust magazine called “quite possibly the best exfoliant known to women”) or any of our other fabulous scrubs, balms or butters. Offering a selection of vegan, all natural and CRUELTY FREE products: http://productbody.com

IN THE NEWS

Manure causes stink for lawmakers and farmers
Reuters, September 6, 2007

The omnivore’s dilemma: a natural history of four meals
Atlantic Monthly, August 28, 2007

Farm Sanctuary Gala
Product Body Blog, September 10, 2007

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The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter

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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, please 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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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 09/06/07

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Sep 6, 2007 4:06 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 09/06/07

Rescued Hens Shed Light on Horrors of New York City’s Live Markets

Dianna and 29 other hens came to the New York Shelter at the tail end of August, the animals taking refuge from the horrors of New York City’s live markets. Live markets proliferate in the city’s five boroughs; nearly 175 are open for business. At these markets, customers select from chickens, goats, cows, sheep and turkeys, who are then killed on the premises. Many of the animals are kept in filthy conditions and visibly ill.

Now the hens are safe and sound at Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter, and they’re in need of loving sponsors. Read more.

Vegan Shopping That Supports Animal Rights

TheVegetarianSite.com offers a wide range of vegan products, from eco-friendly footwear and accessories to groceries and personal care products. Ten percent of every single purchase amount is donated to nonprofit veg and animal rights organizations and has been since September 2000! Browse the best animal-friendly, socially responsible products at nice prices. http://www.thevegetariansite.com

Are YOU a Part of the Activist Network?

All across the nation, Farm Sanctuary supporters are making a difference in their local communities (and beyond!) by getting active for farm animals. Whether they write a letter to their congressman, hold a veggie cooking class or set up a library display, members of the Activist Network inspire countless people to make more compassionate lifestyle choices and improve the way farm critters are treated, and you can, too! For more ideas on how you can help and how to sign up to become part of the Activist Network today please visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/campaign/activist_form.htm.

IN THE NEWS

River North Restaurant Shut Down by City Health Department
ABC 7 Chicago, September 5, 2007

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Plush Pig

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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, please 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

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