by Beth Begany
fall for the last 20 plus years, compassionate people have walked for farm
animals in communities across
we’ve seen some pretty amazing and heartening movements toward compassion. In
have also been tragedies. One of the most poignant was the release of footage
showing workers punching and abusing cows and calves on the Conklin Dairy Farm
we can bring these animals to safety, as
we’ve done with Jay, and remove these individuals from an industry that
regards them as mere objects to be exploited. On a larger scale, we can
advocate for better laws that protect farm animals to drive a spike in the cog
of factory farming, as we have with
is hard. It can feel at times overwhelming, as if we take a step forward only
to take a half-step back – which is where the Walk for Farm Animals comes in. Whether you want to celebrate our progress,
take a stand against cruelty, meet like-minded people, recharge your activism,
educate others, or raise vital funds for Farm Sanctuary, the Walk presents an opportunity to do
something positive and productive for farm animals.
the essence of the Walk for Farm Animals.
Walking shows we care. Donating our time and resources shows we care. All of
this adds up and sends a powerful message that we will not accept the abuse,
mistreatment and neglect of farm animals in our name. It demonstrates the best
of our humanity in the face of some of the worst of it.
Remember: We can all contribute in our own way and inspire hope and create change for farm animals.