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Here's a book that you can buy about rescued farm animals and their stories. farm animal welfare farm sanctuaryLove this group! It should be inspiring and it's a great way to support an extraordinary organization.

Farm Sanctuary needs help.

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Farm Sanctuary recently came to the aid of six male Holstein calves, several just days old, who had been abandoned without food or water and left for dead. Farm Sanctuary operates the country’s largest farm animal rescue and adoption network.

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Maple Farm Sanctuary Needs Your Help!

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I' m concerned about Maple Farm Sanctuary , whose founders are two of the seven subjects in our new film , and I was wondering if you'd be willing to reach out through your blog to let people know that the sanctuary is in a financial tight spot right now.

Plea to Help Downed Farm Animals

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downed animals USDA gene bauer farm animal welfare farm sanctuaryHard to read emotionally, but short and informative. Written by Gene Bauer and appearing in the Huffington Post.

First-Ever Conference to End Factory Farming

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farm animal welfare farm sanctuaryThis sounds wonderful. It will be in Arlington, VA at the end of October. Someday, if it becomes an annual event, I hope I can go. link].

Time.com Article on the Morals of Eating Meat

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Gene Bauer from Farm Sanctuary appears in this article. meat farm animal welfare factory farm farm sanctuaryPretty intense, but I hope people read it. There is a disturbing hedonism to eating. I went to a restaurant for a work lunch and everyone ate meat but me, even the animal lovers. We just don't think about where that flesh came from.and most of us don't care.

Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

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From the Farm Sanctuary. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Turner, Farm Sanctuary, 646-369-6212, mturner@farmsanctuary.org 2011 Walk for Farm Animals Aims to Raise $1 Million for Abused and Neglected Farm Animals Thousands of People in More Than 35 Cities Across North America to Gather for Family-Friendly Event That Promotes Compassion for ALL Animals WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. farm animal welfare farm sanctuary

Ohio to Phase Out Veal Crates

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From the Farm Sanctuary. Despite last year’s agreement with agribusiness interests in Ohio to ban and phase out certain cruel factory farming practices, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (OLCSB) voted in favor of veal crate confinement. Today, we are happy to report that, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Farm Sanctuary members like you, on April 5, the OLCSB voted unanimously to reverse their decision, and to phase out the use of veal crates in Ohio.

Hope for Hen Welfare

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A press release I received from the Farm Sanctuary. July 8, 2011 – In a groundbreaking move that should result in the greatest advancement for farmed animals in U.S. Enactment of the bill will bring about the first federal law relating to the treatment of chickens used for food, the first federal law relating to the treatment of animals while on factory farms, and the first farmed animal protection legislation in more than 30 years.

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There are a few scents for which part of proceeds even benefit Farm Sanctuary. Sanctuary Tails – This is a blog written by some of the people who care for animals at Farm Sanctuary. Tags: Animal Rights Animal Welfare Environmental Concerns Farmed Animals Veganism animal agriculture and the environment Animal Protection Organizations farm sanctuary vegan food

Adopt A Turkey!

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Funny lady Ellen DeGeneres and rescue group Farm Sanctuary both want you to Adopt-A-Turkey this Thanksgiving! We’re thrilled to have Ellen’s support again this year,” says Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur. Photo and quoted text courtesy of Farm Sanctuary.

A Victory for Turkeys

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“ These punishments are unusually harsh in a farm animal abuse case, but given the severity of the abuse, I think they are totally appropriate. I met a few turkeys when I visited Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen.

Do Chickens Feel Empathy?

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Now, I think they're wonderful and we sponsor Camilla the Chicken through Farm Sanctuary's animal sponsorship program. farm animal welfare chickens animal emotionsHere's an article from the Telegraph regarding chickens feeling empathy. The research is from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol. I used to hate chickens as a child and thought they were irritating.

Humane Society's National Conference Announced

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It looks like they have some great workshops with people like Gene Bauer from Farm Sanctuary and Nicole Pollata from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF.). I recently received this email announcement. The conference is to be held from July 23-26 in Washington, DC. Someday, I hope to attend one of these conferences.

Danny and Little Ben

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They were brought to the Ohio SPCA Farm Sanctuary to recover physically and heal spiritually. Danny and Ben were rescued on April 27 by the Ohio SPCA after receiving a complaint about malnourished horses.

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Hi Keith, Below is a calendar listing for Farm Sanctuary's annual Country Hoe Down at our Orland, California Shelter. We would be very appreciative if you would please list and help us raise awareness about this inspirational and educational event for farm animal advocates. Warm Regards, Natalie Bowman Communications Coordinator Farm Sanctuary P.O.

Update on National Meat Association vs. Brown

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A coalition of animal protection groups consisting of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Farm Sanctuary, and the Humane Farming Association (HFA), intervened in the case to ensure that the interests of animals and the public were represented. Tags: meat california farm animal welfare factory farm animal law meatpacking Did anyone know this was going on?

From Today's New York Times

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BRUCE FRIEDRICH Senior Policy Director Farm Sanctuary Washington, March 4, 2014 To the Editor: The humane laws for hens in California that provide them more space in which to live should be countrywide.

From Today's New York Times

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At our farm sanctuary, we see how much chickens rescued from factory farms delight in these experiences. 15, 2010 The writers are co-founders of Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary To the Editor: Re “ A Hen’s Space to Roost ” (Week in Review, Aug. 15): We are glad to see an article describing the intensive confinement of egg-laying chickens, but we disagree when it says that animal advocates and consumers are “driving big changes” in the treatment of chickens.

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Hi Keith, Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Forum will be here before we know it! Thank you so much, Wendy Hankle Farm Sanctuary , Communications Assistant 607-583-2225 x 250 Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Forum April 29, 2007 National Constitution Center 525 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA Find out how you can become an active participant in national efforts to protect farm animals from abuse at this one-day conference.

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To the Editor: As Mark Bittman rightly notes, California’s new farm animal welfare law presages what is coming for all farm animal industries nationally (“ Hens, Unbound ,” column, Jan. 1, 2015 The writer is director of advocacy and policy for Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal protection group

"Change of Heart": New Book about Animal Activism

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And why do so many people say the oppose the cruel practices of factory farming, yet still eat meat, eggs and dairy products? Gene Baur, Director of Farm Sanctuary, adds that “Change of Heart provides fresh, research-based insight into how non-profits and individuals can more effectively create social change.” We received an email about a new book being released by Lantern Books. It's called "Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change."

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Keith, I am writing today to ask for your help in raising awareness about the 2011 Walk for Farm Animals, a series of fun, community-focused events taking place in more than 35 cities across North America this fall to promote kindness to animals and raise vital funds to support the lifesaving work of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization.

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Keith, On Sunday, October 4, Farm Sanctuary held the largest Walk for Farm Animals in New York City history. Nearly 700 registrants converged on Central Park, making the event quite possibly the largest gathering of people standing in solidarity with farm animals ever. Special guest Jane Velez-Mitchell , host of HLN’s “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell,” delivered one of the most powerful pro-vegan, pro-animal speeches I’ve ever heard.

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Hi Keith, I wanted to make sure you knew that Farm Sanctuary has officially launched its new shelter blog, “Sanctuary Tails,” which can be viewed here. This blog is an up-to-date listing of the exciting news and events happening around the farm at both our New York and California Shelters. If you’d like to include a link to this blog on your site, that would be fantastic! Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, and all the best! Angela Barker

Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

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No wonder there is so much "farm" animal abuse out there. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, “farm animals are regulated under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) only when used in biomedical research, testing, teaching and exhibition. Farm animals used for food and fiber or for food and fiber research are not regulated under the AWA.”.Unlike Tags: animal cruelty proposition 2 cattle farm animal welfare agribusiness This is really interesting.

On Peaceable Kingdom, Part Deux

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I grew up in suburbia and the closest I got to an animal farm was from the inside of a car driving through rural Pennsylvania to get to Pittsburgh. Last week I ventured a couple of hours north to see Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home at the Orlando Film Festival.

On Betraying Your Family

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You say that "Family Farms do not exist and that they don't care about their animals." Allow me to suggest an answer: It looks like Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary or Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary or Maple Farm Sanctuary or another place where animals are rescued from certain betrayal and death, often under the guise of "love" and "family."

From the Mailbag

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Keith, Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, is extremely close to reaching our goal of collecting 10,000 signatures on our "Truth Behind Labels" petition to the USDA to tell them their "naturally raised" label is not natural.

The Best in Vegan Education

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if they are "farmed" or slaughtered in a certain way). The film addresses the humane myth straight on, with unprecedented transparency in the discussions of animal farming, by simply letting its characters tell their personal stories.

Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

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In other words, the proverbial happy farm animal. However, the factory farm system we have in any country does not lend itself to either of the two criteria. And if you ever drive around an egg farm, hog farm, slaughterhouse, feeding lot, etc., I highly recommend Farm Sanctuary's issue page.short and to the point.) There are probably no happy animals in factory farming (ie. Factory farming is not conducive to quick, clean, and painless kills.