Today’s give is dedicated to one of my favorite musicians and dear friend BLEU, he’s an extremely talented songwriter and producer and has always been a very charitable person. He is raising money right now to produce his next cd, you can read more about it here. He used to do shows to raise money for Farm Sanctuary, a great organization dedicated to eliminating abuse of farm animals from factory farming though rescue, education, and advocacy.
Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about “farm animals.” At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are our friends, not our food.
Rescue: When Farm Sanctuary’s investigative and advocacy campaigns uncover cruelty at factory farms, stockyards and slaughterhouses, their Emergency Rescue Team helps bring the animals to safety. In fact, Farm Sanctuary runs the largest rescue and refuge network for farm animals in North America. At their 175-acre shelter in upstate New York and 300-acre shelter in northern California, Farm Sanctuary provides lifelong care and rehabilitation to farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect.
Education: By opening their barn doors to guests at their New York and California shelters, Farm Sanctuary provides visitors with the unique experience of seeing the world through the eyes of farm animals. After coming face to face with a rescued chicken, nuzzling up to a gentle cow and rubbing a grateful pig’s belly, many Farm Sanctuary visitors are forever changed. In fact, a survey conducted during the 2007 tour season found that more than half of all visitors reported that they intended to make future changes in their diets based on their experience visiting our sanctuaries.
Advocacy: Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has campaigned relentlessly to prevent cruelty, and to encourage legal and policy reforms that promote respect and compassion for farm animals. They have initiated groundbreaking prosecutions and precedent-setting litigation, and have urged passage of the first U.S. laws to prohibit inhumane factory farming practices. Their field investigations have turned up shocking cruelties, which ultimately led to reforms.
Amount Donated: $5
To support the Farm Sanctuary, please visit: http://farmsanctuary.org