Even if we eat meat (and I do), I think we all want to believe those animals lived a good life before they were killed and processed for food. Unfortunately, that is not always (or even likely) the case. Joanna Bonnheim is supporting a local Walk for Farm Animals to bring attention to the poor conditions many food animals endure. She sent me the following information:
Because you are a fellow animal-advocate,
I want to invite you to take part in an special opportunity to help animals coming up soon in Wichita Falls. In celebration of World Farm Animals Day, we're holding a Walk for Farm Animals on Saturday, October 10th at 10:00AM. All proceeds will go to benefit a great animal rescue organization, Farm Sanctuary, which is working to end the suffering and abuse of animals raised for food. You can learn more about this organization at www.farmsanctuary.org, and you can register for the Walk at www.walkforfarmanimals.org.
This will be our second annual Walk, and last year was quite a success. I'm hoping that this year will be even better! Please come out and join us in raising awareness for this massive, yet often-forgotten population. Meet new friends and old while re-affirming your commitment to animals large and small. Celebrate the humane advances we have made in the animal industry. You, too, can be a voice for the voiceless!
What: Walk for Farm Animals
Where: Beginning at Sikes Lake, the intersection of Midwestern Pkwy. and Louis J. Rodriguez Drive
When: Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 AM (registration at 9:00AM)
Who: All who care about the welfare of farm animals!
Be sure to pre-register so that you will receive your Walk for Farm Animals t-shirt in time for the big day. And please forward this email far and wide to anyone you think may be interested!
Thank you for all that you do!
If you would like more information, you can contact Joanna by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.