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27 August 2000 Issue

FIRST CALL TO WORLD FARM ANIMALS DAY 2000
Submitted by FARM, farmusa@erols.com

FARM (Farm Animal Reform Movement) requests your participation in the 18th annual observance of World Farm Animals Day. This year's theme is "Putting Farmed Animals Into Politics." The purpose is to raise the awareness of all candidates for public office and their constituents to the issues and tragedy of animal agriculture.

FARM will seek the candidates' position on specific farm animal issues and will circulate their responses among concerned folks in their voting districts. FARM will urge animal activists to collect funds and votes for the candidate(s) who support their position.

The following issues will be pursued:
~ 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
~ Funding and enforcement of Humane Methods of Slaughter Act
~ Phasing out subsidies for large factory farms
~ Enforcement of environmental pollution regulation of factory farms
~ Enforcement of controls on antibiotics use in factory farms
~ Provision of more plant-based foods in National School Lunch menus

Activists will be encouraged to participate in political events and to set up information tables with background information and petition sheets on these issues. FARM will provide display materials including banners, posters and photographs documenting animal suffering in factory farms and slaughterhouses. FARM will publicize the observance to the national media. FARM has already started the effort by sending a team to the Democratic National Convention.

Please e-mail: wfad@farmusa.org or call 1-888-FARM-USA for a free Action Kit. Our WFAD web site should be ready soon.

http://www.farmusa.org
1-888-FARM USA

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