Dear friend of farm animals,
I’ve had the horror of walking through massive dairy farms, cattle feed lots, poultry warehouses, and just about every other type of factory farm — and each one haunts my memory.
But factory pig farms are uniquely appalling.
In these massive operations, pregnant pig after pregnant pig is lined up in cramped gestation crates — just two feet wide. They cannot turn around, lie down comfortably, or take more than a step forward or back for nearly their entire lives.
A pig’s life inside a gestation crate is like a person being strapped in an airplane seat from birth to death.
So Farm Sanctuary is doing something to stop it. I hope you’ll help.
Donate now to help Farm Sanctuary’s campaign to ban gestation crates throughout America’s factory farm industry and continue all of our work for farm animals.
The earsplitting cries that come from pigs imprisoned in gestation crates would break your heart.
Just think of Julia — a pregnant sow who we recently rescued from horrific cruelty at a factory farm. Her tortured screams were caught on tape as workers kicked and beat her, burned her with an electrified prod, and dragged her by her ears as they moved her from one harsh confinement crate to another. We rushed Julia to safety just in time for her to give birth to 16 piglets!
Seeing Julia and her babies curled up together at our shelter gives me hope. But the terrible conditions from which she was rescued are a stark example of how urgent it is that we help millions of pigs who are still suffering in gestation crates right now.
Together, we will fight to give pigs — and all farm animals — the life that all living beings deserve. The kind of life we give to the animals at our three shelters. A life free from harm and filled with happiness, health, and good nourishment. With your support, instead of metal crates and cages, they can enjoy spacious barns with clean bedding …instead of windowless warehouses, they can soak up the sunshine and gaze at blue skies ... and instead of loneliness and isolation, they can frolic with friends and bond with their human caregivers and visitors.
If you believe this is the kind of care and compassion every farm animal deserves, then please donate right now to help Farm Sanctuary. Your support will allow us to:
- Continue our state-by-state campaign to ban gestation crates that keep 4.5 million pigs in misery virtually their entire lives. This year and the next we’ll be working for laws in half a dozen more states!
- Stand up to dangerous “ag-gag” legislation aimed at keeping the most grotesque abuses of the factory farm industry hidden from the public. Agribusiness is fighting for these bills in Florida, Minnesota, New York, Illinois, Indiana, and more.
- Provide shelter and care for more than 1,000 rescued farm animals at our shelters.
- Tell the stories of farm animals’ cruel confinement and exploitation. People need to know what’s going on in factory farms!
No animal deserves to live their life suffering in a crate or a cage. Please help Farm Sanctuary stand up to this abuse by donating now.
Yours for farm animals,
President and Co-Founder