Target: Gene Baur, President of Farm Sanctuary
Goal: Thank Farm Sanctuary for saving animals from the consequences of industrial farming
Founded in 1986 in New York, the animal welfare organization Farm Sanctuary has become the largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization in the United States. Not only have they rescued and cared for thousands of animals at their three locations, they have also successfully changed many laws regarding the care and living conditions for farm animals. For changing America’s perception of farm animals, Farm Sanctuary deserves our praise.
As it states on their website, the mission of Farm Sanctuary is “To protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.” It is no secret that farm animals are subjected to some of the most horrific living conditions in the world. They are forced to endure rounds of chemical and antibiotic treatments, birds are de-beaked and de-toed, and tails are docked without anesthetic. Because of the antibiotics their bones often break because their bodies grow too fast to support their own weight. Most factory farm animals are also denied sunlight, fresh air, quality food, and room to move. Not to mention the flagrant abuse they must endure at the hands of farmers on a daily basis.
Farm Sanctuary is working to put an end to all of this; however, by rescuing farm animals from such a life, educating the public about factory farming and its impact on our health and the environment, and also reaching out to legislators and businesses to bring about reform. Just a few of Farm Sanctuary’s victories include banning gestation crates, tail docking, and veal crates in several states, banning the production and sale of foie gras in California, and rescuing hundreds of animals abandoned in warehouses and factories after Hurricane Katrina.
Please take a moment to sign the petition below and thank Farm Sanctuary for all of the incredible work they have done to protect farm animals and change America’s perception of how they should be treated.
Dear Gene Baur,
Since 1986 Farm Sanctuary has been working to improve the lives of farm animals and educate the public about factory farms, health, and the environment. Since its opening you have rescued thousands of animals from natural disasters, horrific living circumstances, neglect, abandonment, and abuse.
Thank you so much for working tirelessly to ensure that millions of farm animals who would otherwise be invisible have a voice and for changing America’s perception of them.
[Your Name Here]
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