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Farm Sanctuary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 22, 2005
8:01 AM
CONTACT: Farm Sanctuary 
Gene Bauston, 607-227-5017
Alison Stoll, 917-710-7390
 
Animal Advocates and Legislators Join Together to Urge Passage of Humane Legislation
 

WASHINGTON -- March 22 -- News Advisory:

Farm Sanctuary, a leading farm animal shelter and advocacy organization, is hosting a Humane Lobby Day in Boston on Tuesday, March 22 to address the elimination of factory farming cruelty. The Humane Lobby Day comes to Boston at a time when two bills are currently in play at the Massachusetts State Legislature that would ban the force feeding of ducks for foie gras production and eliminate confinement in veal crates for calves and gestation crates for breeding pigs.

Farm Sanctuary and other humane organizations, including the MSPCA, Humane Society of the United States and GREY2K USA, will be at the State House in Boston to urge Massachusetts state senators and representatives to adopt legislation to protect animals. Humane protection speakers will address activists on the basics of citizen lobbying during breakfast from 10am to Noon. Afterwards, activists will meet with their legislators to ask for their support for these humane measures in Massachusetts.

WHAT: Humane Lobby Day

WHEN: Tuesday, March 22, Speakers from 10 a.m. - Noon

WHERE: Boston State House - Nurses Hall: Beacon Street at Park Street, located across from the Boston Common on the top of Beacon Hill

Farm Sanctuary, the nation's largest farm animal rescue and protection organization, operates two shelters in Orland, CA and Watkins Glen, NY and has rescued and placed hundreds of abused farm animals. With a membership of over 100,000 people, Farm Sanctuary runs several advocacy campaigns and educational outreach projects. More information can be found at http://www.farmsanctuary.org.

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