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Join Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 Walk for Farm Animals at Greenlake!!!

Seattle Joins List of More Than 70 North American Cities at the Forefront of Humane Issues

Seattle, WA – – On Sunday, October 17, 2010, Seattle will host the 2010 Walk for Farm Animals, an annual event taking place in more than 70 cities across the United States and Canada to celebrate and promote compassion for farm animals and raise vital funds to support the lifesaving rescue, education and advocacy work of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. This year’s national Walk spokesperson is celebrity trainer and television personality Bob Harper from NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser.” Register online or contact Kristin Lockwood at woodriver@comcast.net or seattle@walkforfarmanimals.org for more information.

“Getting and staying physically fit is a lot easier when you have a powerful motivation, and I can’t think of a better reason to get moving this fall than to raise vital funds and awareness for farm animals,” said Harper, who states that since he adopted a plant-based diet he has felt “more clear headed and strong” and that his genetically high cholesterol dropped more than 100 points. “When I think about the billions of sensitive, intelligent beings who are confined and mistreated on factory farms to produce foods linked with obesity, heart disease, cancer, and stroke — that is all the motivation I need to make healthier, more conscientious choices. I am honored to be the national spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 Walk for Farm Animals.”

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about “farm animals.” Unfortunately, animals raised on today’s industrialized farms are treated like unfeeling commodities, and their basic needs are completely ignored. They are crowded in factory farm warehouses, and confined so tightly that they cannot walk, turn around or lie down comfortably. Farm animals are de-beaked, de-toed, tail-docked, confined, crowded, fattened up, genetically modified, neglected and denied the very basics of life: fresh air, wholesome food, room to move and, most importantly, freedom.

“Animals raised for food in the U.S. spend their entire lives in filth and darkness, kept in such severe confinement they cannot turn around, lie down or extend their limbs,” said Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. “No one likes cruelty and when people learn about the abusive conditions inside factory farms, they are appalled and a growing number are getting active to raise awareness about these intolerable cruelties and put an end to the unnecessary suffering. For nearly 25 years, Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals has provided a forum for people from all walks of life to spread a powerful message of compassion for farm animals in their own cities and hometowns. The exponential growth of the Walks is a very positive sign.”

The Seattle Walk for Farm Animals is on Sunday, October 17 at Greenlake. Please meet at Farm Sanctuary Tables near Greenlake Community Center. Registration is at 9 am, and the Walk begins at 10 am. Those interested in registering for the 2010 Walk can learn more at walkforfarmanimals.org. Register or Donate before the walk online at www.firstgiving.com/farmsanctuary. All participants will receive a special limited-edition 2010 Walk t-shirt designed by vegan fashion house Vaute Couture, and special prizes will be awarded to walkers who reach fundraising milestones.
Please contact Kristin Lockwood at woodriver@comcast.net or seattle@walkforfarmanimals.org for details!

About 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. Additional information can be found at farmsanctuary.org or by calling 607-583-2225.

Follow Farm Sanctuary on Twitter: twitter.com/FarmSanctuary

To learn more on how to stop factory farming visit Farm Sanctuary and other noteworthy links about factory farms:

http://www.hsus.org/farm/resources/research/welfare/welfare_overview.html

http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php

http://www.farmforward.com/farming-forward/factory-farming

http://www.idausa.org/facts/factoryfarmfacts.html

One Response

  • Sep 14, 2010

    Thanks for organizing this event. I look forward to participating in such a worthy cause!
    Eliminating suffering of animals will help all living beings.

    Pamela Ziemann Sep 14, 2010
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