Dear Family, Friends, and Readers I have some exciting news to share with you all today!
On September 10th 2011, Me and Matthew will be participating in Farm Sanctuary’s "Walk for Farm Animals" In Chicago. It’s a Charity Fundraising event put on by Farm Sanctuary (A not for profit organization) dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected farm animals. They’re a wonderful organization dedicated to abolishing the cruel, unnecessary factory farm practices that have become common place. They run the largest rescue and refuge network for farmed animals in North America. With a 175 acre shelter in Upstate New York, and a 300 acre shelter in California, Farm Sanctuary provides lifelong care and rehabilitation to the farm animals they rescue.
Many people are unaware that farm animals are excluded from most federal and state anti-cruelty laws, therefore animals used for food production are legally subjected to intolerable suffering and intense cruelty. Laws are enacted and meant to reflect our social values but the laws currently on the books addressing how animals are treated on farms are wildly inconsistent with popular concerns. Farm Sanctuary works tirelessly on campaigns targeted at abolishing inhumane, unconscionable animal cruelty by helping to change policies, laws, and corporate practices that aren’t inline with popular sentiments and the public’s moral values.
The inhumane treatment of animals of all breeds, be they cats, dogs, pigs, cows, seals etc... has become an issue very dear to Matthew and my hearts which is why we have decided to participate in this fundraising event and why we need your help. We are hoping to raise a minimum of $500 for Farm Sanctuary to help them continue the great work that they do. So if there’s a special pet in your life, and you feel strongly about abolishing animal-cruelty then we humbly ask you to support us in our walk, with donations of $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 or however much or little you feel comfortable with. This is the perfect opportunity for us to practice compassion for others, and come together on an important issue in the hopes of making a difference and raising awareness.
You already know of course that we’re vegan/vegetarian, but you don’t have to be. No matter what your dietary or lifestyle choices may be I think we can all agree that the animals on our plates should come to us humanely, and that cruelty should have no place in this world. Supporting this wonderful cause is one step forward in changing that.
Thank you so much for your time and your help. All Donations are very greatly appreciated.
Peace & Love
Kyleigh & Matthew,
To make a donation you can go to ourTeam Page - http://events.walkforfarmanimals.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&eventID=501&teamID=5375
For more information about Farm Sanctuary and the great work that they do, check out their website here - http://www.farmsanctuary.org/index.html -
PS: Remember the walk is September 10th so get your donations in by September 9th!
PPS: Please spread the word, if you have friends, family members, co-workers or acquaintances you think might be interested in contributing to this cause please pass on the information of how and where they can donate. Forward this email, or cross-post it to your facebook and twitter accounts to get the word out.