Posted by quayle on:
The 2008 Walk for Farm Animals is coming up! Don't miss this great opportunity to walk for compassion and show your support for the plight of factory farm animals. All donations go to Farm Sanctuary to support their farm animal rescue, education, and advocacy efforts. The walk is being held on Saturday, Sept. 20th, 10:00 am, at Plaza Park on Thompson Blvd. in downtown Ventura. You can register that day (starting at 9:15 am), for a $20 fee. To pre-register for $15 and get a free Walk t-shirt, please contact walk coordinator Melissa Dagodag. Email is ventura[at]walkforfarmanimals.org . . .
For more information about the work of Farm Sanctuary, or to donate directly, please visit:
WHY SUPPORT THE CAUSE? The animals that are bred, raised and slaughtered on factory farms, which are the source of most of our meat, dairy and eggs, suffer lives of extreme confinement, loneliness, illness, violent abuse, and finally, brutal slaughter. Many people think that the dairy and egg industries are 'not that bad,' but this couldn't be farther from the truth. The brutal treatment is the norm, not the excpetion. There are upwards of 10 billion land animals killed in the US alone for meat and dairy every year; all this to feed our insatiable appetite for their flesh, skin and their milk and eggs. This is killing us (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) and is a huge, hidden source of resource depletion and global warming. According to a UN report, the animal farming industry in the US accounts for more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector. It is time that we wake up to the cruelty, death and environmental destruction caused by our everyday food choices, and start making changes. Going vegetarian and ideally vegan is one of easiest, healthiest, and most compassionate choices you can make. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "the greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Watch the following Farm Sanctuary video to see the realities of factory farming, and the hope for a better future for all animals.
Thanks and I hope to see you there! If you have any questions please submit a comment to this posting.