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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Friday, June 04, 2010
Washington D.C. City Council Unanimously Passes Law Encouraging More Plant-Based Meals at City Schools
Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, today congratulates the District of Columbia City Council for unanimously approving the D.C. Healthy Schools Act on June 2 which will provide new and innovative guidelines to offer students healthy meals at school. This auspicious law will establish local nutritional standards for school meals and make plant-based meal options and non-dairy beverages more widely available at schools within the D.C. area.
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Thursday, June 03, 2010
Ducklings Seized During Santa Cruz Hatchery Cruelty Investigation Brought to Farm Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary , the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, has revealed that the surviving ducklings at the center of a year-long cruelty investigation of the Cal-Cruz Hatcheries in Santa Cruz, Calif. came to the organization's Orland sanctuary.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Farm Sanctuary Offers Rescue and Refuge for Animals Victimized in Ohio Dairy Farm Cruelty Case
Today, as the nation continues to express outrage over the vicious and malicious animal cruelty documented by undercover video inside the Conklin Dairy Farm in Union County, Ohio, Farm Sanctuary , the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, has contacted local authorities to offer rehabilitative care and lifelong refuge for any of the abused cows and calves in need as a result of the ongoing investigation.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Farm Sanctuary Issues Statement on Graphic Undercover Video of Abuse at an Ohio Dairy Farm
Gene Baur , President and Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary , the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, today issued the following statement about the disturbing undercover video showing wanton animal abuse at an Ohio dairy farm in Union County, west of Columbus, that was obtained by the animal protection group Mercy For Animals. The footage shows workers beating cows in the face with crowbars, stabbing them with pitchforks, breaking their tails, and punching, throwing and kicking calves.
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Monday, April 19, 2010
Farm Sanctuary Urges Passage of the Healthy School Meals Act to Benefit Children and Animals
O n Wednesday, April 21, concerned citizens nationwide will join Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, in a National Call-In Day to urge legislators to support H.R. 4870 , the Healthy School Meals Act.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
World’s Leading Environmental Experts Agree: Best Way to Go Green Is to Eat Less Meat
It is one of the most underreported stories of the decade, yet the science could not be more conclusive: if we really- really - want to get serious about tackling global climate change, we need to start looking at what's on our plates. The United Nations and a host of leading environmental experts, including Dr.
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Friday, March 26, 2010
Alexandria, Virginia Becomes Second City in the Nation to Pass a Healthy Food and Climate Green Foods Resolution
Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, today applauds the Alexandria City Council for unanimously approving a resolution on March 23 establishing Healthy Food Alexandria in support of the nutritional and environmental goals for the city. The landmark measure gives Alexandria, Virginia the bragging rights that go along with being the second city in the nation, and the first in a major metropolitan area, to pass a Green Foods Resolution (Signal Mountain, Tennessee was the first).
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Monday, March 15, 2010
Farm Sanctuary: Power to End Abuse of Sick Pigs and Protect America’s Health Lies in President Obama’s Hands
Today, on the one year anniversary of President Barack Obama's federal ban on sick and injured cattle entering the U.S. food supply, Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, will hand-deliver a petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed by over 15,000 individuals urging the President to act quickly and extend those same legal protections to debilitated pigs and all other "downed" farm animals.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Even with Tougher Regulations, 'Organic' Label Fails to Adequately Address Animal Welfare Concerns
Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new rules raising the standards meat and dairy producers must meet to be certified organic.
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Friday, March 05, 2010
USDA’s Latest Slaughterhouse Violations Heighten Urgency for Federal Ban on All Sick Animals Entering Food Supply
In response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) widely reported failure to act on reports of illegal, inhumane and unsafe slaughterhouse practices cited by one of its Food Safety and Inspection Service’s supervisory veterinarians, Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, issued the following statement: “Yesterday members of Congress heard testimony from Dean Wyatt, a supervisory veterinarian at the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, about instances in which he and oth
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