World Farm Animals Day is the one day a year when all
people of conscience are honor-bound to express their outrage at the
tragedy of farmed animals. For up-to-date information on the observance,
or call 1-888-FARM-USA.
On October 2, animal activists will hold vigils and
memorial services at the national and all 50 state capitols. The
occasion is the 18th annual observance of World Farm Animals Day. It
memorializes the suffering of ten billion innocent, sentient animals
raised for food and exposes the devastating health and environmental
impacts of animal agriculture. The date of October 2 honors the birthday
of Mahatma Gandhi, foremost champion of humane farming.
This year's observance focuses on raising the awareness
of candidates for public office and their constituents to the tragedy of
farm animals. Thousands of questionnaires on treatment of farm animals
will be sent to candidates for national and local offices and the
results will be circulated widely.
The demonstrators will demand the following minimal
* Ban of veal crates
* Ban of sow gestation stalls
* Ban of battery cages
* Ban of forced molting of laying hens
* Enactment of Downed Animals Protection Act
* Strict enforcement of Humane Methods of Slaughter Act
* Phasing out subsidies for large factory farms
* Strict environmental pollution regulation of factory farms
* Strict control of antibiotics in factory farms
* Choice of plant-based foods in the National School Lunch menus
We still need demonstrators for some of the state
capitols. Please call Sandra
at 1-888-FARM-USA to offer your help.
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