Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 08/30/07

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Aug 30, 2007 4:56 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 08/30/07

Please Take Action to Pass the Philly Foie Gras Prohibition

On the heels of the successful passage of Chicago’s foie gras ban, Philadelphia City Councilman Jack Kelly has introduced similar legislation to ban foie gras. Predictably, Councilman Kelly’s bill is drawing fire from some restaurants in Philadelphia. But as these restaurants turn up the heat on the City Council to maintain the cruel status quo, we need to turn up our voices to change it. Please take action to let the President of the City Council know that Philadelphia can’t afford to not ban foie gras cruelty. We need every animal protection advocate in the U.S. to speak up in support of Philadelphia’s proposed foie gras ban. To find out how you can help, visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/campaign/state_Phili.htm.

New Rescue in Need of Sponsorship

Cuddled and made over by children, Linus grew accustomed to human attention at the petting zoo he called home for his first months of life. However, once the end of the summer came and the kids left the camp where the zoo was located, Linus was headed back to where he came from: a pig farm—where he’d eventually be shipped off to slaughter. But fate and a dedicated volunteer intervened. Now Linus is living at our California Shelter—and looking for loving sponsors. Read more.

Save a Life By Sponsoring a Farm Animal in Need!

By participating in the Adopt-A-Farm Animal Project, you provide the necessary support to care for a rescued cow, pig, chicken or other farm animal who we may not be able to help without you. Your adoption commitment directly saves suffering animals and gives them a life they once only dreamed about! Adopt a needy farm animal today, or sponsor an animal for friends or family as a gift. To learn more, call 607-583-2225 ext. 225 or visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/adopt/sponsor.htm.

Introducing September’s Star Activist, Carol Marcus, a Friend of Felines and Farm Animals Alike!

Farm animal advocate Carol Marcus was just 8 years old when she rescued her first non-human companion. Since then, she’s marched for the whales, protested for primates, fought for the protection of fur-bearers, and befriended farm animals. If you want to be inspired to make a stand for the animals, check out Carol’s uplifting story here: http://farmsanctuary.org/actionalerts/activist_monthlymarcus.htm.

FARM SANCTUARY FARM ANIMAL PLACEMENT ALERT
http://www.farmsanctuary.org/adopt/index_faan_weekly.htm

Shelley Morrison of Will and Grace wants you to attend the Gala for Farm Animals!

Farm Sanctuary on the Hudson

Hear Shelly invite you to the Gala:

IN THE NEWS

Who’s Doing Good – Emily Deschanel
GoodSearch.com

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Foie Gras: Culinary Cruelty DVD

About Farm Sanctuary

Photo via Me and them

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 08/24/07

Friday, August 24th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Aug 24, 2007 2:48 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 08/24/07

Urge California Prosecutor to Bring Stockyard to Justice

In January 2007, a Farm Sanctuary investigator documented the suffering of a downed calf and a dairy cow at the Escalon Livestock Market in Escalon, California. The dairy cow had reportedly given birth at the stockyard earlier that morning before slipping and falling in an aisle, where she lay suffering for hours and unable to stand. Additionally, a downed calf, whom we named Clover, was rushed to a veterinarian by the Farm Sanctuary investigator for emergency treatment but did not survive. Stockyard workers were aware of these suffering animals, but did nothing to help them – a clear violation of CA law. Please write to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s office and urge them to prosecute the Escalon Livestock Market for violating California’s downed animal protection law. Read more.

Eagle Scout Project Creates Soaring Structure for New York Shelter Goats

Elvis and Jerry Lee took a keen interest in the actions of Matt Saginario. They watched him pound nails into a nearby 4-by-4; eye-balled him as he measured, then cut a piece of rough hewn wood. Maybe the two New York Shelter goats were watching so intently because they knew what was—quite literally—up: the skeleton of a multi-tiered goat jungle gym. Saginario is an aspiring Eagle Scout, and the construction of the goat jungle gym fulfills one component of his work toward that end. Read more.

Help Farm Animals While You Shop!

We invite you to apply for the Farm Sanctuary MasterCard. Each time you use the card to shop, dine and travel, a percentage of each purchase goes to Farm Sanctuary. Also, when others comment on the adorable farm animal on your MasterCard, you will have a perfect opportunity to teach them about the plight of farm animals and Farm Sanctuary’s efforts. Please call and apply today.

Celebrate your Veggie Canine

Mark your calendars ‘cause August 26 is National Dog Day! What better way to celebrate your plant-powered pooch than to let her shine on our brand new canine photo gallery? Just send an email with digital photos of and a few details about your veggie pal to veginfo [at] farmsanctuary.org. For more information on animal-free diets for dogs, as well as links to companies that sell vegetarian food and treats, visit our companion animal pages at http://www.vegforlife.org/dogscats_photos.htm.

FARM SANCTUARY NEWS & NOTES

Join us at the Farm Sanctuary Gala for a Special Musical Performance by Yes Frontman Jon Anderson and School of Rock!

Man Saves Duck, Duck Saves Man

Vote for Farm Sanctuary in the 2007 VeggieAwards

SHOP AT FARM SANCTUARY

Farm Sanctuary Kids T-Shirt

About Farm Sanctuary

Photo via QuintanaRoo

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 08/16/07

Monday, August 20th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Aug 17, 2007 10:50 AM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 08/16/07

American Veterinary Medical Association Fails to Stand Against Cruelty

Once again the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has failed to take a position on one of the cruelest and most inhumane production methods used by agribusiness: the forced feeding of ducks and geese in the foie gras industry. Unfortunately, this is not a new trend by the AVMA. The association has also failed to take a position on veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages. Agribusiness has too much influence over the AVMA, and thus, the organization has defended inhumane practices. However, a growing number of veterinarians are opposed to the cruel methods used by the agriculture industry, and they are beginning to voice their concerns. Find out what you can do to encourage the AVMA to take a position on these cruel methods.

Piglets Endure Harrowing Start, Survive and Thrive at New York Shelter

Traditional wisdom holds that siblings tend to fight and bicker. The four pink piglets now living at our New York Shelter would beg to differ. Emily, Dennis, Farley and Ogar had been through a rough piglethood together, seized from the grips of a squatter living illegally on an abandoned piece of property in Maryland. When he was arrested for trespassing, they were left out in the cold. The quartet was taken in by a local humane agency that contacted Farm Sanctuary. Now they’re safe at our New York Shelter, and are looking for loving sponsors! Read more.

Last Call for Gala Advertisements!

As a memento of our 2007 Gala for Farm Animals, Farm Sanctuary offers a keepsake Gala Journal. The Gala Journal provides a wonderful opportunity to support this important event by: advertising your business; honoring your animal friends with a photo and tribute; thanking individuals or organizations working to protect animals; and featuring an inspiring quote or sharing a special message. The deadline for ads has been extended until Aug. 23. For rates and information, please visit: http://farmsanctuary.org/gala/2007/advertising.htm.

Gala website: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/gala/2007/

Thinking Big for the Animals

Caring people from across the continent traveled to Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter this summer to recharge their batteries and reinforce their commitment to animal protection as well as social and environmental advocacy. Participants in the Sowing Seeds Workshop, led by the Institute for Humane Education, learned activities and tips for teaching on the topics of consumerism, media, animal protection, environmental preservation, and social justice. Likewise, Country Hoe Down attendees were presented with valuable information on how to get active for animals ranging from coalition building to advocating for animals on the Web.

Sowing Seeds Workshop: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/sowingseeds2007.html

NY Country Hoe Down: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/Newyork_hoedown07post.htm

FARM SANCTUARY NEWS & NOTES

Join the team! Farm Sanctuary is now hiring.
http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/joblistings.htm

IN THE NEWS

Red Meat, Fatty Foods May Up Cancer Recurrence
NPR.org, August 15, 2007

Return of the Cattle Plague
The Independent, August 5, 2007

Awakening to the Vegan Scene
Estacada News, August 14, 2007

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Totebag – If You Love Animals…

About Farm Sanctuary

Photo via Shira Golding

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: Help Rescue and Protect Farm Animals With Every Step You Take

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Aug 13, 2007 8:11 AM
Subject: Help Rescue and Protect Farm Animals With Every Step You Take

Help Rescue and Protect Farm Animals With Every Step You Take!

Join Farm Sanctuary this fall as we take the message of compassion for farm animals to the streets. Cities across the country will be holding walkathons to raise needed funds for farm animal rescue and protection efforts. In addition, the Walks are an excellent way to educate others about the cruelties endured by farm animals. Let’s Walk so that no pig, cow or chicken will ever again be kept in a crate or be forced to live in crammed, filthy quarters. The Walks, occurring every fall are generally 3-6 miles long (5K-10K) and are held in public parks, along busy city streets and on college campuses. All walkers who raise more than $100 receive Farm Sanctuary prizes!

REGISTRATION

There is a $10 registration fee that entitles each registrant to a Walk for Farm Animals T-shirt! To reserve your T-shirt, please register no later than three weeks prior to the Walk. (If you register the day of the Walk, the fee is $15 and, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a T-shirt.) To register, click here. Click on the Get Started button at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions.

After registering, you will begin collecting pledges. It is now easier than ever for you to collect pledges by creating your own online fund-raising page and emailing it out to your friends, family, co-workers, and members of your community. Sign up today to make a difference for farm animals!

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, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.htm. For updates on previous action alerts, 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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Friday Veggie Vlogging (Zoop!)

Friday, August 10th, 2007

The Mountain Goats! Live! At Farm Sanctuary!

Lyrics here and here, respectively. Neither of these songs are animal rights treatise per se, but given that 1) they were performed live in service of Farm Sanctuary; 2) singer John Darnielle is a longtime vegetarian; and 3) some of their other songs do have animal-friendly overtones, I’ll loosen the standards here. Plus, that terror song totally reminded me of this terra-ific PSA from the DHS, spotted on CNN this very morning. (Which, interestingly enough, is actually from 2004…and still running in 2007. Trying to shore up scare up support for the Freedom Fighters Republicans in 2008, are ya?)

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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 08/10/07

Friday, August 10th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Aug 10, 2007 4:00 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 08/10/07

American Veal Association Announces Resolution to Phase in Group Housing

Earlier this year, the American Veal Association (AVA) voted to phase out the notoriously cruel veal crate confinement system and replace them with group housing systems. Measuring just 2 feet wide and allowing no freedom of movement, veal crates have been long considered one of the cruelest institutions in factory farming. The announced phase out, which is supposed to be complete by 2017, is significant and illustrates that growing consumer awareness is starting to have an impact, but there is still much work to be done. Please visit http://www.noveal.org to find out the next steps in curtailing the cruelties of the veal industry.

At New York Shelter, Baby Goats Overcome Malnutrition, Rough Start

Skye and Summer were seized from a backyard in New York City, found incarcerated in a box and standing in piles of their own feces. In addition to having been starved, both babies suffered from heavy parasite loads, not an uncommon condition for animals who had endured the kind of neglect Skye and Summer had. Only skin and bones when they arrived at our New York Shelter, TLC and medical attention have put the babies on the long road to recovery. Read more.

Boston Baked Bonz Founder to be Honored at Gala

Boston Baked Bonz is a 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. Company founder John Talbot, along with his partner, Dorr Begnal, will be presented with the Friends of Hilda Club Award at Farm Sanctuary’s Gala for their commitment to farm animals. Also, they are generously sponsoring the Gala through Boston Baked Bonz! Please join us in honoring John and Dorr Sept. 8, and join us in supporting this wonderful company that gives back to the animals and offers delicious treats and gifts for the dogs who make us smile!

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

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/gala/2007/

Happy Birthday to You!

Celebrate your birthday with family, friends and farm animals by scheduling a party at Farm Sanctuary’s New York or California Shelter. Introduce your loved ones to the rescued sanctuary critters as well as the facts about factory farming and vegan diets. Your event reservation will include a guided tour of the farm, space for gathering and vegan cake eating, and fun materials for kids (or adults) to take home. Celebrate good things to come for you and for the animals—make your reservation today!

New York Shelter: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/ny_party.htm

California Shelter: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/ca_party.htm

FARM ANIMAL PLACEMENT ALERT
http://www.farmsanctuary.org/adopt/index_faan_weekly.htm

In the News

Tougher Charges Sought
WIVT/WBGH, August 2, 2007

Eating Meat Is Animal Cruelty
Gainesville Sun, August 9, 2007

Travel Log: The Glen
NASCAR.COM, August 7, 2007

In the Store

“Get Political For Animals and Win the Laws We Need”

MAKE A DONATION TODAY TO HELP FARM ANIMALS IN NEED
https://secure.vegsource.com/farmsanc/join/donate_alert.htm

About Farm Sanctuary

Photo via Chad Fust

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

To subscribe: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/signup.htm

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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 08/02/07

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Aug 2, 2007 5:49 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 08/02/07

Downed Animals Still Need Your Help

August is a great month to communicate with your federal legislator, and specifically, their staff member who handles the downed animal issue!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has just made the temporary ban on slaughtering downed cattle permanent. However, there are still loopholes in the law. While we applaud the upgrade from temporary to permanent, it is critical that Congress and the USDA include cattle who are incapacitated outside the slaughterhouse (while at stockyards and in transit), and downed animals other than cattle. The new permanent ban covers neither.

The Downed Animal Protection and Food Safety Act will help prevent the suffering of cows, pigs or sheep who are too sick or crippled to walk or stand. These animals may be beaten, dragged with chains or otherwise terribly abused. Your help is needed to advance this measure. Visit: http://www.nodowners.org/how2help.htm

In addition, Congress is “out of session” for most of August, leaving staff members with additional time to research issues and develop key relationships with constituents. Therefore, now is a great time to speak to your legislator’s staff about your concerns regarding downers. Read more.

Farm Animal of the Month: Molly the Goat

She doesn’t need a mortarboard or gown—her mangled ear and the scars on her chest tell the story: Molly the goat graduated from the School of Hard Knocks. A resident of our California Sanctuary since 2002, Molly lives on her own terms. And at Farm Sanctuary, she has the freedom and support to do just that. Read more.

Activist of the Month: Bill Schramm

Who knew that Conan the Barbarian could spark a lifelong commitment to animals? Meet Bill Schramm, whose nearly 40-year journey toward a world without animal exploitation started with a single step: going vegetarian. If you need ideas on how to make the world a better place for farm animals, look no further than Bill Schramm’s living legacy! Read more.

Rainbow Bridge Memorial

The Rainbow Bridge Memorial offers a unique way to memorialize animal friends and help support the rescue and care of thousands more at Farm Sanctuary. For contributions of $25 or more, members receive a card reflecting the animal’s name and the touching Rainbow Bridge Memorial legend. Donations of $100 or more will be recognized through an engraved memorial stone in a peaceful garden setting. Gift memorials for the animals of family and friends are also available. Please contact us at 607-583-2225 ext. 221 or visit.

Farm Sanctuary News & Notes

Join Fred Willard at the Farm Sanctuary Gala! Buy your tickets now online or call us at 607-583-2225 ext. 221.
https://secure.vegsource.com/farmsanc/gala/2007/registration.htm

In the News

A Factory Farm Near You
New York Times, July 31, 2007

In the Store

Vegetarian Cooking with Compassionate Cooks DVD

MAKE A DONATION TODAY TO HELP FARM ANIMALS IN NEED

About Farm Sanctuary

Photo via texwurld

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 07/26/07

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jul 26, 2007 2:07 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 07/26/07

The 2007 Farm Bill – On the Floor this Week!; Use Your Voice to Help Farm Animals

The 2007 Farm Bill (HR 2419) is scheduled for debate by the House of Representatives today and tomorrow. This legislation includes a variety of issues including agriculture, nutrition and conservation. The version of the bill going to the floor today was improved significantly when the House Agriculture Committee responded to animal advocates’ calls and voted to remove both a $12 million veal subsidy and Section 123 (which would have threatened to dismantle virtually all state and local farm animal protection legislation). However, due to the broadness of the bill, there is ample opportunity for new amendments to be added, both those which are positive for animals and those which are detrimental. Please take action now to ensure that Congress acts responsibly by considering farm animals and reducing the funds that go to large-scale corporate animal agribusiness. Go to the Farm Sanctuary website to act now: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/actionalerts/update_farmbill_7_07.htm! Time is of the essence.

2007 Farm Bill: http://agriculture.house.gov/index.shtml

HR 2419: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR2419:

Section 123: http://agriculture.house.gov/inside/Legislation/110/LDP.pdf

Animal Rescues Provide Opportunity for Action

Farm Sanctuary’s 2003 rescue efforts in Canisteo, N.Y., not only got badly abused animals to sanctuary, but it also provided an opportunity for people around the nation to help those in need. Programs like Adopt-A-Farm Animal have allowed Ramsey, a sheep taken from the nightmare in Canisteo, to thrive—and finally have a full, normal life. Farm Sanctuary also offers in-home placements through its Farm Animal Adoption Network, a more hands-on way to directly aid animals who have suffered. Read more.

Critter Care Conference at the New York Shelter

If you have ever had aspirations of rescuing and caring for farm animals, the New York Critter Care Conference is for you! Join us on Sept. 15 and 16 to learn about farm animal care, including basic health care needs, proper restraint techniques and animal housing and facilities design. This intensive two-day conference will also include information on basic administration, fundraising, and media/outreach programs. After the Critter Care Conference, allow the tranquility of the New York Shelter to help you unwind at our first ever Twilight Tour. The Twilight Tour event will include music, wine tasting, an art auction and, of course, a tour to meet the sanctuary animals. Registration information: https://secure.vegsource.com/farmsanc/visit/ny_twilight2007.htm.

New York Critter Care Conference: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/Critter_care2007.htm

Twilight Tour: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/calendar.htm#TwilightNY

Frequent Flyer Miles Urgently Needed

Farm Sanctuary is greatly in need of donated frequent flyer miles, value to equal the purchase of one airline ticket, for our upcoming Farm Sanctuary Gala for Farm Animals. By donating miles, you can help us send key staff and speakers to the upcoming Gala, which helps us to raise thousands of dollars for farm animals in need. Please contact us at 607-583-2225 ext. 237 or jpappas [at] farmsanctuary.org to make a donation today!

Gala for Farm Animals: http://farmsanctuary.org/gala/2007/

In the News

Vote for the 2007 VegNews Veggie Awards

Bringing Moos and Oinks Into the Food Debate
New York Times, July 25, 2007

Go Vegetarian to Save Money
MSN.com

Help Farm Sanctuary supporter Sally Anderson blog for the animals!

In the Store

Farmy Juniors T-shirt

MAKE A DONATION TO FARM SANCTUARY
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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, 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 07/20/07

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jul 20, 2007 3:58 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 07/20/07

USDA’s Downed Cattle Ban Now Permanent

The USDA recently made permanent its prohibition on slaughtering downed cattle for human food. The interim policy was first instituted at the end of 2003 after a downed cow in the U.S. was confirmed to have mad cow disease. We are very pleased that this ban is now permanent, but still concerned that other downed animals, including pigs, can be transported and slaughtered for human food. We are also uneasy that the downed animal ban allows too much leeway in the case of downed veal calves, whom it allows to be set aside and held for treatment and re-inspection. Farm Sanctuary maintains the position we have held since 1986–namely, that downed animals should not be transported and slaughtered for human food, and that the industry should be required to take better care of the animals to prevent them from going down in the first place. Read more.

In Loving Memory: Ailing lamb touches Farm Sanctuary staff

Only weeks old when she arrived, baby lamb Joy brought just that to Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter staff. Born with a heart condition, Joy’s struggle to lead a normal life touched everyone she met—and reminded us of the value and beauty inherent in all farm animals. Read more.

Time is Running Out to Register for the New York Country Hoe Down!

Reserve your spot today for the New York Country Hoe Down on Aug. 4 and 5! New additions for 2007 include: a walk to identify wild edibles, an outdoor yoga class, a make-your-own-video contest, square dancing with instruction, and vegan ice cream sundaes! Noted speakers include Dr. Will Tuttle, George Eisman, Dr. Emily Levin, and Amie Hamlin. Visit the Hoe Down website to view event announcements and to learn more about what is new for this year. The registration deadline is July 27!

Encourage Cruelty-Free Businesses to Contribute to the Farm Sanctuary Gala for Farm Animals

The Farm Sanctuary Gala for Farm Animals offers a unique opportunity to promote cruelty-free companies and their products to an audience of compassionate consumers. If someone you know owns a cruelty-free business, please encourage them to participate in the Gala by donating vegan, cruelty-free products or farm-animal-related gift items for our favor bags. Please visit our website for more information.

In the News

Is Cruelty OK When We Don’t Witness It?
Taipei Times, July 19, 2007

Animal Abuse in Canada Prompts Farm Sanctuary Action
Star-Gazette, July 13, 2007

Activists Hope Graphic Video Will Dampen Appeal of Foie Gras
The Gazette, July 11, 2007

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Gandhi Quote Ceramic Mug

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: Tell Amazon to Stop Foie Gras Cruelty

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jul 17, 2007 9:08 AM
Subject: Tell Amazon to Stop Foie Gras Cruelty

Tell Amazon to Stop Foie Gras Cruelty

Farm Sanctuary has just released new and shocking undercover footage taken at Elevages Perigord, Canada’s largest foie gras production facility. The footage, which can be viewed online at the Farm Sanctuary website (http://www.farmsanctuary.org/media/pr_fg_amazon.htm), reveals the abuses inherent in every stage of foie gras production, from the hatchery to force feeding to the slaughterhouse. Canada is responsible for a large percentage of the foie gras imported into the U.S. annually.

A product of a partnership between Global Action Network and Farm Sanctuary, this groundbreaking investigative work is integral to Farm Sanctuary’s efforts to permanently eradicate the barbaric practices associated with foie gras production. The footage reveals the atrocities committed against hundreds of thousands of innocent animals for the sake of a high-end paté. Prosecution against the foie gras plant is pending.

You can help put an end to foie gras cruelty by cutting the supply chain!

In the United States, Amazon.com hawks foie gras produced at Elevages Perigord. Please put the power of your purse to work to stop this intolerable cruelty, and tell Amazon that they won’t earn back your business until they stop selling foie gras.

Contact Amazon at:

206-266-1000 (press 1 for customer service, 5 for corporate receptionist and ask for customer service.) If you have an account with Amazon.com, go to http://www.amazon.com/help, log in and click on customer service to send an email registering your concerns.

You can also write Jeffrey Bezos Amazon’s CEO directly: Jeffrey Bezos, CEO, Amazon.com Inc. 1200 12th Ave South, STE 1200, Seattle, WA 98144-2734

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

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jul 12, 2007 3:43 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 07/12/07

Canadian Foie Gras Industry Exposed

Canadian foie gras accounts for the overwhelming majority of foie gras imported by the U.S. annually. Recently, Farm Sanctuary obtained undercover footage taken by a former employee of Canada’s largest foie gras producer, which reveals atrocities at every level of production—from the hatchery, to the abusive force-feeding process, to the slaughterhouse. Along with our Canadian colleagues at the Global Action Network, we’ve submitted evidence to Canadian authorities to urge prosecution of the foie gras facility for animal cruelty. Read more.

Farm Animal of the Month: Rhett the Rabbit

In Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter rabbit barn, Rhett has made quite a name for himself as something of a traffic cop, directing rabbits returning from the yard to an appropriate place in the hutch. In possession of dashing good looks and strong feelings about the proper use of space, Rhett is a favorite among our rabbit herd. Read more about our Farm Animal of the Month.

Last Call for Artwork and Auction Items for Farm Sanctuary’s 2007 Gala!

We are still in need of farm animal inspired auction items for our upcoming Gala for Farm Animals, and are counting on you, our loyal supporters, to contribute. Farm Sanctuary auctions help to raise thousands of dollars for farm animals in need, and it is all thanks to the generosity and support of members like you. Please consider donating to the Gala Auction today! For more information, please contact us at 607-583-2225 ext. 237 or gala [at] farmsanctuary.org.

Activist of the Month: Terri and Stewart David

Wondering how you can make big changes for animals in your community? Meet Terri and Stewart David, a tireless husband and wife team who have given their all for the animals. From adopting turkeys, goats and chickens to saving farm animals from cruel county fair contests, the Davids have made a world of difference in Asheville, N.C., and so can you! Read all about it, and be inspired!

Help Farm Animals With Each Check You Write!

Farm Sanctuary and Message Products have teamed up to bring you an easy way to help farm animals in need via your checks and address labels. Each order raises crucial funds for our rescue and protection efforts. Also, when others comment on the adorable images on the checks, you will have a perfect opportunity to teach them about the plight of farm animals. Order today!

Farm Sanctuary News and Notes

New Jersey Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Landmark Case Addressing Farm Animal Welfare

Taking Action for Animals
Register for this year’s Taking Action for Animals: http://www.takingactionforanimals.com/

In the News

Activists Go Undercover to Curb Public’s Appetite for Foie Gras in Quebec
The Globe and Mail, July 11, 2007

Where the City’s Runaways Roam Free
New York Times, July 6, 2007

Runaway Bull Dodges the Slaughterhouse
Newsday, July 10, 2007

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“Help! My Child Stopped Eating Meat!” by Carol J. Adams

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: Register for the New York Country Hoe Down!

Friday, July 6th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jul 6, 2007 1:20 PM
Subject: Register for the New York Country Hoe Down!

Register for the New York Country Hoe Down!

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Join us at the…New York Hoe Down, August 4 and 5

Save the date for a special country conference at Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter on August 4 and 5. Hear educational presentations, visit the lovable farm animals, enjoy mouth-watering vegan food, and make some new friends during this enjoyable weekend.

Conference Activities
*Presentations by noted animal protection speakers
*Informative session on media outreach
*Networking with fellow animal advocates
*Yoga on the farm
*Shelter tours and hayrides
*Boot-stompin’ barn dance

The conference fee is $75 per person, which includes Saturday and Sunday lunch, Saturday dinner and Saturday night DJ-hosted barn dance with complimentary party drinks and snacks. Free rustic camping is available at the farm, and hotel accommodations are just a 15-minute drive from the sanctuary. (http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/Newyork_hoedown_accom.htm)

For more information or to register by phone, please call 607-583-2225 ext. 221 or register online. (https://secure.vegsource.com/farmsanc/visit/nyhoe_down.htm)

Reservation Deadline: July 27. Space is Limited!

Attention Long Island and New York City residents:
Get on board the Country Hoe Down bus trip!
The Long Island Coalition for Animals will be sponsoring a bus trip to this year’s event. The price is $280 per person (double occupancy) and includes round trip transportation (with pickups and drop offs in Plainview Long Island and New York City), two nights lodging, vegan meals and tickets to the Hoe Down.
This event fills up quickly, so don’t delay in making your reservations. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact the trip coordinator by July 14: Gayle 516-785-6416 or 516-935-0647 (evenings).

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Behind the Mustache: Farm Sanctuary Investigates the Dairy Industry

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jul 3, 2007 10:24 AM
Subject: Behind the Mustache: Farm Sanctuary Investigates the Dairy Industry

Farm Sanctuary Investigation Shows Sad Truth About California’s Happy Cows

A Farm Sanctuary investigation has unearthed the reality of life on California’s industrialized dairy farms. Far from experiencing the happy existence marketers of California’s dairy products would like the public to believe, dairy cows live in filth on industrialized farms, where their basic needs are routinely ignored and their bodies are exploited for profit.

Farm Sanctuary has produced a video culled from footage taken during the investigation. Behind the Mustache: Farm Sanctuary Investigates the Dairy Industry provides documentation of the treatment of both milk-producing cows and their offspring, many of whom are hauled off to slaughter shortly after being born. The heartbreaking separation of one mother from her baby is shown in detail, as she chases the dairy farm worker who grabs her newborn, still wet from birth, by the back legs and drags him through the manure-caked pen.

More than 21 percent of the nation’s dairy supply comes from California, and, according to the the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture 2005 statistics, California is home to nearly 1.8 million milk-producing cows. The vast majority of these animals reside on intensive dairy farms, where, as our investigation shows, living conditions are abysmal.

Please take the time to view this video [1] and send along to your friends, family and colleagues. If you haven’t already, please consider dairy alternatives. After all, a compassionate world begins with you!

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Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 06/29/07

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jun 29, 2007 4:28 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 06/29/07

Cruelty, Waste and Corruption in Farm Bill Challenged

Farm Sanctuary has partnered with Brighter Green (http://brightergreen.org/brightergreen.php?id=2) to produce a white paper on the 2007 Farm Bill, a piece of legislation that comes up for debate in Washington, DC every five to seven years. Our white paper challenges the factory farming mentality that has governed U.S. farm policy in recent decades, which subsidizes cruel animal farming systems, while failing to adequately support healthy, sustainable plant-based agriculture. In addition, we are fighting two harmful provisions in the 2007 Farm Bill – a 12 million subsidy for the veal industry and a provision that would undermine the ability of states to outlaw cruel farming systems, as was done last year in Arizona through a citizen’s ballot initiative. Find out how you can help!

White Paper: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/media/pr_farmbill_whitepaper.htm

Discarded Dairy Calves Bounce Back from Neglect

Billy’s the joker. Casey’s laid back. And Phoenix is a real sweetheart—though a little on the stubborn side. It’s sobering to think that just a few scant months ago they could’ve all been described using the same term: dead.

But these three calves got a shot at life, thanks to a Farm Sanctuary investigator who pulled them off of a truck bound for a slaughterhouse. The calves are all survivors of an industrialized dairy farm, discarded less than 24 hours after their birth. At our California Shelter, Billy, Casey and Phoenix got the medical attention they needed to become thriving, healthy boys. Read more.

Fun on the Farm With The Mountain Goats

Music lovers from across the country and overseas traveled to the New York Shelter on June 16 and 17 for ZOOP! The benefit concert, featuring John Darnielle and Peter Hughes of The Mountain Goats and Perry Wright of The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers, certainly rocked the rafters of our People Barn! Not only were thousands of dollars raised, but the 200 fans in attendance also witnessed the kind of life all farm animals should have. Read more and view event photos.

Help Farm Animals While You Shop!

We invite you to apply for the Farm Sanctuary MasterCard. Each time you use the card as you shop, dine and travel, a percentage of each purchase goes to Farm Sanctuary. Also, when others comment on the adorable farm animal on your MasterCard, you will have a perfect opportunity to teach them about the plight of farm animals and Farm Sanctuary’s efforts. Please call and apply today.

In the News

Kulongoski Signs Ban On Pig Breeding ‘Gestation Crates’
OPB News, June 28, 2007

You May Want To Reconsider Foie Gras
Chicago Tribune, June 26, 2007

New ‘Superbug’ Strain Spreading in Meat, Warns Study
Nutraingredients.com, June 25, 2007

When Activists Attack
Chicago Reader, June 22, 2007

In the Store

Stop Factory Farming T-shirt

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://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 06/22/07

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jun 21, 2007 5:09 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 06/22/07

Lucky Lady’s Gamble Pays Off in Freedom

Dice and hooves don’t mix, but that’s no big shakes for Lucky Lady. Farm Sanctuary’s newest resident didn’t earn her name due to her good fortune at a craps table. Instead, Lucky Lady came by the moniker the hard way. She cheated death in early June, escaping from an auction house and roaming the streets of the South Bronx for hours. She’s now living at our New York Shelter, where life will be filled with more lucky sevens than snake eyes.

Come Party with the Pigs at Farm Sanctuary’s July 4th Pignics!

Join us at our Watkins Glen, N.Y., or Orland, Calif., shelter for guided tours of our beautiful farm animal sanctuaries, good old fashioned pig belly-rubbing and ear-scratching, FREE veggie dogs will all the fixin’s, kid’s activities, and more! All Pignic tours are held on the hour, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are FREE and open to the public. Call 607-583-2225 ext. 221 or visit us at http://www.farmsanctuary.org for more information.

Demand Justice for Fred the Pig

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In recent weeks, the death of Fred, the “monster pig,” made headlines across the U.S. Fred was over 1,000 pounds when he was killed by an 11-year-old boy during a hunting expedition on a fenced-in hunting ranch. The catch is that Fred was a domestic farm animal, not a wild boar. Ask the district attorney to file charges against those responsible for Fred’s cruel, protracted death.

Service and Compassion

Service and compassion are just two of HAVE, Inc.’s hallmarks. HAVE, celebrating its 30th year in 2007, provides unsurpassed personal service for all your DVD, CD, video and audio duplication and replication needs. The company also offers video to DVD transfer services, custom packaging, graphic design, and fantastic web-based product and digital media fulfillment services. HAVE, Inc is proud to provide duplication services for “Life Behind Bars,” and to support Farm Sanctuary’s Corporate Partners for Compassion program.

Have Inc. – http://multimedia.haveinc.com/index.asp

“Life Behind Bars” – https://secure.vegsource.com/farmsanc/item.cgi?rm=edit_item&item_id=22096

Corporate Partners for Compassion – http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/partners.htm

In the News

A ‘Lucky Lady’ Sez Baaah-bye to City
New York Daily News – June 16, 2007

Animal Farm: At Orland’s Farm Sanctuary, The Animals Are In Charge
Chico News & Review – June 21, 2007

In the Store

Shop At Farm Sanctuary
“SALE On All VHS Tapes”

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, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.htm. For updates on previous action alerts, 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 06/15/07

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jun 15, 2007 6:21 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 06/15/07

Chicago Update: Lawsuit Rejected; Repeal Ordinance Introduced

On Tuesday, June 12, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) to overturn Chicago’s foie gras ban. U.S. District Judge Blanche Manning summed up her 26-page ruling by stating, “Chicago’s ban of foie gras sales in restaurants does not exceed the City’s home rule powers or violate the dormant Commerce Clause. Thus, the Ordinance does not violate the Illinois or United States Constitutions.” Read more.

Zoop in Top Form for ZOOP!

What would ZOOP! A Benefit for Farm Sanctuary be without Zoop, a favorite friendly veteran of Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter goat barn? Fortunately, we won’t have to find out. The benefit concert, featuring indie musician John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, will be held this weekend bringing more than 200 people out to the farm to listen to great music and hang out with the animals. After a tough spring that saw her battle myriad health problems, Zoop is ready for the weekend guests—and the rest of her life. Read more.

Sowing Seeds Workshop at the New York Shelter
July 21 & 22, 2007

Farm Sanctuary is proud to host this two-day workshop led by the Institute for Humane Education, which teaches and empowers people to conduct humane education programs. Learn to teach about consumerism, media, animal protection, environmental preservation, social justice, and their connections. You’ll be transformed by new information about what matters most to you, gain communication skills that work, and meet like-minded advocates for a sustainable, compassionate world. For more information, please see http://humaneeducation.org/ and http://humaneeducation.org/events/view/8.

Sponsor Farm Sanctuary Campaigns Through Our Monthly Donation Program

With your support, Farm Sanctuary has the ability to pass groundbreaking legislation, win precedent-setting legal battles, raise public awareness, and gain desperately needed protection for farm animals. We hope you will consider becoming a Campaign Fund member today. Our convenient, automatic program makes contributions paper-free, and saves time and money used to process donations, cutting down on administrative costs to Farm Sanctuary. Join now!

In the News

Baby sheep headed to upstate farm
Newsday – June 14, 2007

House Frees The Pregnant Pigs
The Oregonian – June 11, 2007

A Different Kind of Goat at the Farm Sanctuary
Ithaca Times – June 13, 2007

In the Store

“If You Love Animals Called Pets”
Sports Bottle
Made from 100% recycled material. Imprinted with “If you love animals called pets, why do you eat animals called dinner?” Made in USA

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, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.htm. For updates on previous action alerts, 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 06/08/07

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jun 8, 2007 4:04 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 06/08/07

Tell Congress Not to Take Away Local Voting Rights!

The proposed 2007 Farm Bill contains a provision that will prohibit states and localities from voting against activities concerning public health, safety and morals. Subverting the most fundamental tenets of democratic process, this small provision known as Section 123 denies citizens the right to pass state or local laws on issues of humane treatment or food safety. Don’t let this outrageous and unconstitutional provision go unchallenged. Read more.

Piglet Takes Literal Leap of Faith, Lands at Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter

Socks the piglet got off to a rough start in life. At just a few months old, he was considered a “food animal”—but escaped that fate by wriggling out of a transport truck. But now, at our New York Shelter, the piglet is on the road to recovery—not the road to slaughter. He’s found a way to overcome the physical and emotional abuse that marks his past and has opened his heart to shelter staff and visitors. Read more.

Plan for an Event-Full Summer

From national conferences and spa getaways to cooking extravaganzas and international food festivals, vegetarian events and retreats are perfect for connecting with like-minded individuals, learning more about the joys and benefits of plant-based eating, and celebrating your compassionate lifestyle among friends. For a meaningful, inspiring, revitalizing, and educational vacation for you, your family and your friends, learn more about some of the popular summertime events coming your way!

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. We offer a full line of gifts from local artisans that celebrate the bond between people and their dogs! As big supporters of Farm Sanctuary, every time you shop you help farm animals, too!

Use GoodSearch.com and Raise Funds for Farm Animals!

Make http://www.Goodsearch.com your home page or add a GoodSearch toolbar to your browser so that every time you search the Internet, you raise funds for Farm Sanctuary’s rescue and protection programs. If every member of our E-Mail News & Action Alerts used GoodSearch twice a day for a year, Farm Sanctuary would earn more than $73,000 for farm animals! To get started today, visit goodsearch.com and choose Farm Sanctuary as your designated charity.

In the News

Farm Sanctuary is hiring at our California Shelter!
View job listings.

Films that Fuel Movements in 9 Minutes or Less
The Indypendent – June 8, 2007

Many reasons to be a vegetarian
The Citizen – June 2, 2007

In the Store

Vegan Planet
400 irresistible recipes in this comprehensive guide that makes it easy to nourish your body as well as your taste buds!

About Farm Sanctuary

Photo via Chad Fust

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, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.htm. For updates on previous action alerts, 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 06/01/07

Friday, June 1st, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Jun 1, 2007 12:04 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 06/01/07

Tell Congress Not to Subsidize Cruelty

The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, which is made up of legislators notoriously indebted to the factory farming industry, recently proposed a $12 million subsidy to the veal industry as part of the Farm Bill. This is an outrageous betrayal of animal welfare and humane values, and it must be challenged. Read more.

Farm Animal of the Month: Boris

Left to die in a rendering truck filled with feces and decomposing animal remains, Boris beat the odds and made it out alive. Now, after nearly eight years at our California Shelter, the handsome drake has put the past behind him, fully enjoying all the perks sanctuary life has to offer! Read more.

Activist of the Month: Michael Walsh

From hosting vegan cookie parties and coordinating food booths for Farm Sanctuary events to taking part in community outreach activities and sponsoring rescued animals at the New York Shelter, longtime vegan and animal activist Michael Walsh is a shining example of how small changes in our own lives can inspire huge changes for farm animals. Read Michael’s story, and be inspired to take every opportunity to improve the lot of suffering farm animals!

Leave a Legacy of Compassion for Farm Animals

By including Farm Sanctuary in your estate plans you can ensure that farm animals are protected from cruelty for years to come. Members who have made a bequest to Farm Sanctuary through their will, life insurance policy or other planned gift are recognized as part of the Legacy Society. We hope you will consider making this important commitment and leaving a legacy of compassion. For more information, please click here or call 607-583-2225 ext. 237.

Calling all Poets

Farm Sanctuary is looking to incorporate farm animal poems in new humane education materials for children. Contact Carol. mailto:nyc [at] farmsanctuary.org

In the News

GO FAUX for Low-Cal, Low-Fat Eating
Newsday – May 29, 2007

U.S. on Mad Cow: Don’t Test All Cattle
Centre Daily – May 29, 2007

In the Store

Gandhi Quote T-shirt

About Farm Sanctuary

Photo via texwurld

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, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.htm. For updates on previous action alerts, 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 05/25/07

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: May 25, 2007 3:52 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 05/25/07

Speak up now for Chicago’s foie gras ban!

Ever since the passage of Chicago’s historic foie gras ban in 2006, the foie gras lobby has been using every trick in the book trying to overturn it. We need every animal protection advocate in the U.S. to speak up and voice support for Chicago’s humane law. Click here to find out how you can help!

Brooklyn Ducks, Chickens Find Refuge, Seek Permanent Homes

When separate groups of ducks and chickens were dropped off at New York City Animal Care & Control on the same day, it left a lot of people scratching their heads. But a closer look at the animals revealed they were all around eight weeks old, their ages coinciding with the annual influx into shelters of abandoned baby animals purchased around Easter. Now, the lucky ducks and chickens are living at Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter and are seeking placement into loving homes as part of our Farm Animal Adoption Network. Read more.

Call for Artwork and Auction Items for Farm Sanctuary’s 2007 Gala

Thanks to the generosity and creativity of auction contributors, Farm Sanctuary auctions have raised thousands of dollars for our rescue and protection campaigns, helping us to help more farm animals. We are currently seeking contributions of farm animal-inspired artwork and other unique items for Farm Sanctuary’s Gala for Farm Animals, which will take place in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 8. Showcase your artwork or promote your business and help farm animals all at the same time! For more information, contact us at 607-583-2225 ext. 237 or mailto:gala [at] farmsanctuary.org.

Activists of the Month! Glenn Gaetz and Joanne Chang

Glenn Gaetz and Joanne Chang lived worlds apart as children. When fate smiled upon them as adults and they met while traveling along a similar path, Joanne and Glenn not only discovered a promising future with each other, but also a shared life devoted to animal advocacy. Now Glenn and Joanne are two inspiring parts of a powerful pair that’s doing all it can to take action and speak up for those who can’t. Read more.

In the News

Governor’s Signature Bans Horse Slaughter
Chicago Tribune – May 25, 2007

Life Long Vegetarian Diet Reduces The Risk Of Colorectal Cancer
Science Daily – May 23, 2007

In the Store

Factory Farming Compilation DVD
(75 min.) Compilation DVD featuring five productions (including Life Behind Bars) and seven public service announcements on various industries.

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, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.htm. For updates on previous action alerts, 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 05/18/07

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: May 18, 2007 2:37 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary’s E-News & Action Alert 05/18/07

Ask Your Members of Congress to Cosponsor the Downed Animal Protection and Food Safety Act

Some of the worst abuses of farm animals involve downed animals—cows, pigs or sheep who are too sick or crippled to walk or stand. These animals may be beaten, dragged with chains or otherwise terribly abused to move them to the kill floor. The Downed Animal Protection and Food Safety Act will prevent these abuses, but it needs your help! Read more.

Bout with Illness Fails to Sideline Turkey Superstar

It was touch and go for Farm Sanctuary’s turkey superstar, Chicky, when he fell ill late this winter. Medical attention and TLC pulled our tom out of his slump and now he’s back to his old self, entertaining staff and visitors alike at our New York Shelter. Read more.

Make it a Farm Sanctuary Summer

Bring your family and friends to one of Farm Sanctuary’s enjoyable summer events. Visit the New York or California Shelter on Monday, May 28, for our Memorial Day Open House. Free tours provide for an afternoon of socializing with friendly farm animals amidst the scenic beauty of our sanctuary grounds. Next month, music lovers should mark their calendars for ZOOP!, a benefit concert at the New York Shelter headlined by the Mountain Goats. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 16 and 17.

Lauren’s Story: An American Dog in Paris

A revised edition of this true and heartfelt story of a starving, stray beagle who ends up in Paris is now out with an afterword addressing animal welfare. Author Kay Pfaltz is donating profits to animal welfare organizations, including Farm Sanctuary. Lauren’s Story will make a great gift for dog lovers, and help farm animals. The book is available at http://www.kaypfaltz.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.barnesandnoble.com, or ask at your local bookstore.

Compose or play music?

Farm Sanctuary seeks donations of original work for use in our video productions. Email Norm mailto:nscott [at] farmsanctuary.org

In the News

Dairy Council to End Ad Campaign That Linked Drinking Milk With Weight Loss
New York Times, May 11, 2007

All Cooped Up in a Manhattan Co-op
New York Times, May 17, 2007

In the Store

Farm Animal Toys
Adorable plush farm animals

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, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.htm. For updates on previous action alerts, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/actionalerts/update.htm.

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

To subscribe: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/signup.htm

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