28 July 2011

Farm Sanctuary looks to raise $1 million during this fall’s ‘Walk’ events

The nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, Farm Sanctuary, has a lofty goal for this fall’s 2011 Walk for Farm Animals series of events.

The Watkins Glen, New York-based non-profit is aiming to raise a cool $1 million to further the group’s efforts in helping abused and neglected farm animals.

This year’s Walk for Farm Animals will take place in more than 35 North American cities between September 10 and November 6 and will involve thousands of participants.

According to Farm Sanctuary, “Each event will offer its own unique schedule, including such attractions as speakers, live music, delicious food, raffle prizes, face painting, and costume contests.”

“When you walk, you give hope to billions of farm animals who suffer appalling cruelty and confinement each year on factory farms,” says Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur. “The Walk for Farm Animals is a positive way to speak out on behalf of animals who cannot speak for themselves and to make a real difference in their lives.”

If you are reading this then most likely you already know that supporting Farm Sanctuary’s work is vitally important. We are hoping our readers turn out in force and help the organization that provides a measure of happiness and comfort to abused farm animals reach its goal.

Click here for more information and to locate the nearest participating city.

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Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary