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Dear friend for the animals,
As you know, Farm Sanctuary has fought factory farming cruelty for more than 20 years. But right now, with your help, we have the greatest chance in history to effect change on factory farms - so I’m asking for your immediate action.
Proposition 2, on the ballot in California, would outlaw the most painful, horrendous confinement systems that we have been fighting all along - gestation crates for pregnant pigs, battery cages for egg-laying hens and veal crates for calves.
But we must raise $250,000 by this Thursday, Oct. 23, at noon to air our TV ads that will educate voters before the election. Farm Sanctuary has invested its staff and its advocacy budget in this campaign. And today I am asking you to make a gift directly to the YES! on Prop 2 campaign.
In just 15 days, California voters will have the chance to say “YES on Prop 2” and help relieve the suffering of 20 million animals. The passage of this legislation will send shockwaves through the nation - showing consumers, industry leaders, the media, politicians… everyone… that these systems are cruel and must be outlawed. It will spur change across the country, and lead to more reform at every level. The benefits of victory are immeasurable. The future of farm animals in the U.S. is hinging on this battle… and the animals are counting on us.
When Farm Sanctuary first began documenting factory farming cruelty in the U.S. in 1986, most people hadn’t heard of a “gestation crate” or a “battery cage.” But, we went in and took pictures, videos … and we rescued animals … who had languished day after day, year after year, in these cages.
This is the “system” of factory farming that has taken over America’s farms. Millions of animals face this exact misery … and they need help. Please make a special gift today directly to the YES! on Prop 2 campaign.
Farm Sanctuary has set out to bring the gross abuses of factory farming to the forefront in the media and STOP them. We fight - and - win many hard battles for farm animals, including passing the first laws in the U.S. to ban cruel factory farming practices.
And we can win this latest fight, but we truly can’t do it without you. We can’t afford not to win. The animals can’t afford to lose. We must rally every resource and fight Prop 2 opposition head to head.
We have broad support. But the opposition’s resources are vast. They are investing millions in misleading ads to dissuade voters from supporting Prop 2. We will be fighting up until Election Day and need every dollar to air as many ads as possible in the limited time left.
In order to win, we need every Farm Sanctuary member to join in this fight. We need you to make this commitment.
Please, send your emergency donation to the YES! on Prop 2 campaign right now to put television ads on the air. And, forward this email encourage others to join this campaign and urge Californians to vote YES! on Prop 2.
By making a gift today, you can make history. You can bring an end to the most egregious, unacceptable practices in the factory farming industry.
On behalf of the pigs, cattle and chickens at Farm Sanctuary, who
have lived through the horrors of factory farms, we thank you for
taking action and making a difference for all farm animals.
Yours for animals,
Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder