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24 September 2000 Issue

WORLD FARM ANIMALS DAY VIGILS AT STATE CAPITOLS
From FARM - farm@farmusa.org

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, click on
http://www.farmusa.org/wfad/wfad-index.html
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 reforms:
* 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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