Animal Writes
30 September 2001 Issue
World Farm Animals Day 

World Farm Animals Day was launched in 1983 to expose, memorialize, and mitigate the suffering of billions of innocent, sentient animals in the world's factory farms and slaughterhouses. The date of October 2 honors the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, foremost champion of humane farming. It marks the one day a year when every person is conscience-bound to do something to relieve the agony of farmed animals.

Last year, 30 governors and large city mayors issued special proclamations, 44 activist groups held vigils at the U.S. and state capitols, and more than one hundred communities throughout the U.S. and a dozen other countries hosted festivals, marches, picketing, leafleting, information tables, lectures, and exhibits.

The focus of this year's 19th annual observance of World Farm Animals Day is on preventing export of our abominable factory farming practices to developing nations. We are taking advantage of the upcoming World Food Summit to be held in Rome in early November to publicize this issue on a global scale.

For a listing of World Farm Animals Day events, see the following webpage:

World Farm Animals Day 2001 Events 

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