Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the "food animal" industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
World-Renowned Experts to Gather in Washington for National Conference to End Factory Farming
Join Farm Sanctuary as they bring together more than 30 world-renowned experts from the environmental, public health, and animal welfare movements for their first-ever National Conference to End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals . For more information, visit www.factoryfarmingconference. org .
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Thursday, July 07, 2011
Animal Welfare Groups Win Industry Backing for First-Ever Federal Regulation of Hen Welfare
In a groundbreaking move that should result in the greatest advancement for farmed animals in U.S. history, the United Egg Producers (UEP) has agreed to support national legislation that will, upon enactment, improve the welfare of all laying hens in the nation. Enactment of the bill will bring about the first federal law relating to the treatment of chickens used for food, the first federal law relating to the treatment of animals while on factory farms, and the first farmed animal protection legislation in more than 30 years.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Jason Schwartzman Voices New Film Exploring the Environmental Impacts of Our Food Choices
“What to eat?” It is the question on everyone’s minds at least three times a day — more depending on your appetite — and now a new short film, “ What to Eat , ” narrated by Jason Schwartzman (star of “Rushmore,” “Scott Pilgrim vs.
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Friday, February 25, 2011
USDA Seeks Comments on Disabled Livestock Petition Submitted by Farm Sanctuary
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is asking for public comments on a Petition for Rulemaking submitted by Farm Sanctuary ( www.farmsanctuary.org ), the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization,requesting that regulations be extended, beyond cattle, to prohibit the slaughter of non-ambulatory pigs, goats, sheep and other farm animals.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Farm Sanctuary Expresses Shock at Neglect of Nearly 1000 Pigs Found Dead on Pennsylvania Farm and Calls for Justice in the Case
In response to this week's discovery of 950-1000 pigs and possibly six calves found dead on a Fulton County, Pennsylvania property, Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, is urging local authorities to press criminal charges against any individuals responsible for starving these animals. The organization is also calling on its members to take action as well to urge prosecution. In addition, Farm Sanctuary's President and Co-Founder Gene Baur issued the following statement:
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Friday, October 08, 2010
President Obama Urged to Reflect Americans’ Growing Animal Welfare Concerns by Sending Pardoned Thanksgiving Turkeys to Farm Sanctuary
For the third straight year, Farm Sanctuary , the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, is petitioning the White House to send the two turkeys pardoned at Thanksgiving to their world-class shelter in Watkins Glen, New York, instead of to a Disney theme park, where many have died within just one year. The petition asserts that the shelter is uniquely equipped to provide the expert care necessary for the health, comfort and longevity of these birds.
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Friday, September 03, 2010
Twist of Fate Turns Little Piglet into Biggest Winner After Falling Off Transport Truck
The instant Bob Harper's photo was posted on Facebook, the comments began to pour in: "He's gorgeous!," "OMG way too cute!," "Awww, such a sweet face!," "What a cutie-patooty!," Ah, to be the star of a hit show adored by millions of fans. Or just the adorable namesake of one.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Farm Sanctuary Emphasizes Benefits of Plant-Based Diets to Dietary Guidelines Committee
On behalf of Farm Sanctuary , the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, the Lewis and Clark Animal Law Clinic has submitted comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding a newly issued report on the dietary guidelines for Americans.
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Thursday, July 08, 2010
Farm Sanctuary Responds to Clearing of Ohio Dairy Farm Owner of Criminal Charges
On Monday, an Ohio grand jury decided to clear Gary Conklin, owner of Conklin Dairy Cattle Sales LLC, of criminal charges in connection with the abuse of cows on his farm. In a disturbing video distributed worldwide in May, Mr. Conklin is shown kicking a "downed" cow too weak to stand by herself.
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Monday, June 28, 2010
Farm Sanctuary Issues Statement on the Passing of Senator Robert C. Byrd
Farm Sanctuary mourns the loss of longtime Democratic Senator from West Virginia and animal welfare proponent Robert C. Byrd, who passed away early Monday morning at the age of 92. Though his earlier political life was, at times, controversial, Byrd embraced compassion as the years progressed and became one of the few politicians on the national level to speak out against farm animal cruelty. Farm Sanctuary Co-founder and President Gene Baur today issued the following statement:
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