Dear friend of farm animals,
As we end Farm Sanctuary’s 25th anniversary year, I’d like to introduce you to a few of the special animals you helped over the past 12 months:
Riley, a newborn piglet left to die in a crowded
pen at a livestock auction
Milbank, one of five calves who survived after
an abusive farmer shot and killed six other calves he had purchased at a recent livestock sale
Buster, an adorable goat born into the dairy
industry — which places no value on male kids —rescued just before he was to be taken to a slaughterhouse
Your kindness changed these animals’ lives. With your support Riley, Milbank and Buster are now ambassadors for millions of farm animals, showing people just how deserving of compassion and protection they really are.
These farm animals need your help.
For the next 10 days, an anonymous donor will match any contribution
you make to Farm Sanctuary dollar-for-dollar, up to $40,000. Join now
to take advantage of this special chance to double your tax-deductible year-end gift for farm animals.
Your year-end donation is critical as 2011 draws to a close. Pressing challenges are before us, and we cannot meet them without friends like you. Make your year-end gift now to help Farm Sanctuary:
Care for rescued farm animals at all THREE of our shelters. In addition to caring for the 1,000 rescued farm animals at our shelters in Watkins Glen, NY, and Orland, CA, Farm Sanctuary took on the responsibility of an additional shelter outside of Los Angeles this year. At all three of our shelters, we give animals rescued from horrific cruelty the chance to rest, recover and enjoy a good life.
Open the doors on our Small Animal Hospital. This summer, at our Watkins Glen, NY, shelter, we broke ground on a new Small Animal Hospital that will allow us to provide on-site, state-of-the-art care for sick or injured animals, instead of exposing them to the stress of being transported to an off-site veterinary facility nearly an hour away.
Speak out to end cruelty to farm animals. From efforts like our No
Downers campaign to end the abuse and slaughter of animals too sick, injured or weak to stand and walk … to our ongoing campaign to ban cruel confinement systems like battery cages, veal crates and gestation crates … Farm Sanctuary is fighting to end the torturous abuse that goes on every day in America’s factory farms.
Continue our outreach efforts across the nation. This past October, Farm Sanctuary’s first-ever National Conference to End Factory Farming brought together advocates from the environmental, health and animal protection movements to share our thoughts, ideas and visions for ending factory farming. To accomplish this goal, in 2012 we will continue to connect people with farm animals through our outreach efforts.
Farm Sanctuary will not rest until factory farms shut their doors and animals like Riley, Milbank and Buster are no longer subjected to abuse and neglect.
Please make your year-end gift in the next 10 days, so it can be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000 and make double the difference for farm animals.
Yours for farm animals,
President and Co-Founder
Photo of Riley by Jo-Anne McArthur.