Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Walk the talk

On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20, animal advocates can "take compassion to the streets" of Princeton by joining Farm Sanctuary's "2009 Walk for Farm Animals." These walks take place around the country each fall in an effort to (1) raise awareness about animal welfare issues associated with factory farming and (2) raise money for Farm Sanctuary's rescue, advocacy and education programs.

About four miles in length, the Princeton walk starts and ends at Grover Park, behind the Princeton Shopping Center, with a route that will take participants downtown. Those who register early ($15) may be in time to get a walk T-shirt; those who register the day of the walk ($20) may not. Registration starts at 2:30 pm; the walk itself, at 3 pm.

Walkers can set up on-line fundraising pages for contributions they solicit from supporters. Everything's spelled out in the second website below.

For information about Farm Sanctuary, visit http://FarmSanctuary.org/ and details about the annual walk, including on-line registration, are at http://walkforfarmanimals.org/. For more information or to register by mail, email NJ coordinator Aileen Jiang at princeton@walkforfarmanimals.org or phone (after 2:30 pm weekdays): 609-238-1680.

1 comment:

aileen said...

Farm Sanctuary is an amazing organization, saving over thousands of animals from cruelty since 1986. The 59 Walks across the nation attract a huge variety of people, because not only does factory farming harm animals, but it also hurts the environment and human health. I invite everyone to come join us at the family-friendly Walk in Princeton and I am very excited to be taking part of a national campaign along with such a compassionate group of people!

Princeton Walk for Farm Animals Coordinator