This January, come join me and other PETA staff and
members from around the country who will all gather in Miami Beach to
help farm animals! In Florida, a groundbreaking effort is now underway
to outlaw the extreme confinement of pigs on intensive "factory farms."
We need to gather 650,000 signatures to place this measure on the
November 2002 ballot to ban "gestation crates" - barren metal enclosures
where pregnant breeding sows are kept for the vast majority of their
lives. These crates are just 2 feet wide, and the animals cannot take
even two steps, lie down comfortably, or turn around-ever!
If passed, the Ban Cruel Farms Initiative will be the
first initiative to prohibit a particular cruel factory farming
practice. It would help us lobby in Congress for further reductions in
cruelty to farm animals and could lead to similar humane campaigns in
other states. Television ads explaining how cruel these crates are will
run in the weeks leading up to the election. Millions of people will
have to consider how their dietary choices contribute to animal cruelty.
Won't you help make history by taking part in this
extraordinary and monumental effort for farm animals?
Take a break from the cold and come to sunny Miami this
January 18-25. Come for the weekend or the entire week. Volunteers will
stay at one hotel, convene for a party on Saturday night, and gather
signatures during the days to help Florida's pigs. For more information
or to sign up, contact Amy at Floridians for Humane Farms at
954-946-1691, or e-mail
email@example.com. THE PIGS CAN'T FLY, BUT YOU CAN!
For the animals,
Vegan Campaign Coordinator
In Florida, animal advocates are tackling the cruelty of "gestation
crates," tiny (2' x 7') stalls in which pregnant pigs are kept, row
after row, on factory farms. Because these crates are so restrictive,
the pigs are virtually locked in place, unable to turn around or even
comfortably lie down for months at a time. Hoping to banish this cruel
practice, Floridians for Humane Farms (FHF) is collecting citizens'
signatures to place a measure on the November 2002 ballot making
gestation crates illegal in Florida.
As part of the signature-gathering effort, FHF will be
hosting a "Fly-In for the Pigs" event over Martin Luther King Weekend --
January 19-21. Activists from all over the country will be meeting at a
Miami Beach hotel for a weekend of signature-gathering and socializing.
If you would like to be a part of FHF's "Fly In for the Pigs" to help
ban cruel farming practices, please contact FHF at: (954) 946-1691 or
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