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15 September 1999

THIS YEAR'S WORLD FARM ANIMALS DAY
From FARM, www.farmusa.org

This year's World Farm Animals Day campaign will be one of the most important ever. It may quite literally save billions of animals worldwide!

New policies and world trade agreements designed to double world production and consumption of meat and milk in the next 20 years are being aggressively pushed at the highest levels of government by transnational animal agriculture interests -- "Big Meat". Most of the planned increase would take place in developing nations (83%), primarily through creation of western style mega-factory farming operations which would breed, cage, manhandle, and slaughter in excess of 100 billion animals per year by 2020. *

The focus of the 17th annual World Farm Animals Day campaign is to expose and prevent this tragic and dangerous expansion of factory farming throughout the world.

Find out more and how you can play a crucial role in helping to stop this tragic expansion - call 1-888-FARMUSA or visit www.farmusa.org/wfad-index.html

Here is what we at FARM are doing:

* We are coordinating events throughout the world to expose these disastrous policies and plans.
* We are running a worldwide web campaign and a national media campaign (TV, radio, print, and billboards) to increase public awareness and participation.
* We will be preparing the first annual "World Farm Animal Status Report" that will comprehensively detail and track the grisly statistics associated with how many farmed animals are bred, caged, manhandled, and slaughtered worldwide. *
* We are submitting a well documented policy guide entitled "Feeding the World To 2020" to major policy advisory groups and government agencies worldwide.
* We are setting up seminars in the World Bank and similar institutions with expert testimony about the fallacies of expanding factory farming and meat consumption.

There are several ways you can participate, from organizing street protests, and educational events to doing a local media blitz and passing out handouts.

If you have a web site please use banner by going to our website and grab a WFAD banner for your site. Be sure to register your site for our link section. Here is a listing of the types of educational events you might consider doing:

* leafleting
* picketing
* tabling
* indoor exhibit
* outdoor display
* banner hanging
* street theater
* lecture/video
* vigil/fast
* funeral procession
* memorial service
* civil disobedience
* Other educational activities include letters to editor, talk show calls, and advertisements.

The largest event scheduled so far on this World Farm Animals Day, October 2nd, is the International March for Animals in Rome, Italy. 30,000 people are expected! To get travel assistance and further details contact march originators and coordinators LAV/ear <http://www.mclink.it/assoc/lav>

We have assembled numerous items to help you conduct an action. These are available either by calling 1-888-FARMUSA (1-888-327-6872)
or via our website www.farmusa.org/wfad-index.html and registering the type of activity you are contemplating. Upon registration you may either download the items in pdf or zipped format or request that we mail you a hard copy version.

Please join us to help save the billions of sentient and innocent creatures who cannot save themselves.

I thank you for your active compassion.

David V. Pryor
WFAD Director
E-Mail: wfad@farmusa.org
Web site: www.farmusa.org

* The current slaughter count is approximately 44 billion worldwide according to the Food Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. A new World Farm Animal Status Report to be issued by FARM on October 2, 1999, World Farm Animal's Day, details the current and predicted statistics. According to FAO and others the total number of animals killed for food will more than double because of the increased popularity of chickens in particular. Statistics relating to the detrimental impact on public health and the environment from increased factory farming operations will also be tracked. This report will be available on our website www.farmusa.org or by calling 1-888-FARMUSA).

WFAD is an annual campaign run by FARM a 501c3 non-profit organization based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area promoting a plant-based dietary system and the end of farmed animal exploitation.

WORLD FARM ANIMALS DAY 1999
1-888-FARMUSA
wfad@farmusa.org
www.farmusa.org

Sam Stone, Assistant Campaign Director
FARM
10101 Ashburton Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: (301) 530-1737
Fax: (301) 530-5747
sstone@farmusa.org
www.farmusa.org

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