Thursday, July 29, 2010
Save the date: walk for farm animals
Aileen Jiang, a high school student who was last year's coordinator for the Princeton Walk for Farm Animals -- see blog posts for Sept. 21 and 24, 2009 -- is back on the job again this year. She invites new walkers and those who want to repeat the trip, and their support, to sign up.
This year's walk will be Sunday, Sept. 19. Registration starts at 2 pm; the walk, at 3 pm.
The walk benefits Farm Sanctuary ("rescue * education* advocacy"), an organization all about the use and abuse of farm animals. (Visit the website: http://FarmSanctuary.org/issues/FactoryFarming, and see also the "about us" section.)
"Factory farming is an attitude that regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit. In animal agriculture, this attitude has led to institutionalized animal cruelty, massive environmental destruction and resource depletion, and animal and human health risks." -- Farm Sanctuary's website
Last year's Princeton walk attracted 75+ participants (including babies in strollers and dogs) and raised more than $5,000. It was a feel-good affair, a low-key but committed-feeling event -- no bullhorns, videos or shouting. Just people giving up a few hours of a weekend to stand up for farm animals and the short, horrible lives they lead.
Almost two months ahead of time, this is an invitation to save the date, September 19. And before then, check out the website for details about the Princeton walk (http://sites.google.com/site/PrincetonWalkforFarmAnimals/)