[photo by Tiffany]
When you picture a farm, you probably imagine rolling green pastures with happy cows grazing on grass and chickens doing their funny chicken walk in a big green field. That’s not quite the way that most farm animals live. The bulk of today’s meat comes from factory farms where animals live under terrible conditions. The factory farm’s main objective is efficiency: producing the most meat at the lowest cost. If that means the animals are pumped full of hormones and antibiotics and crammed into spaces where they can barely move, so be it.
Farm Sanctuary is a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about the horrors of factory farming. Their mission, as described on their website, is “to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy efforts.” Over the next couple of months, they are hosting walks in cities across North America to help raise awareness and funds to continue their work.
The 2007 Walk for Farm Animals had some amazing results. With more than 2,000 participants in 46 cities, they raised over $170,000 to help farm animals!
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