GMO-FREE Phoenix is walking for Farm Sanctuary’s 2012 ‘Compassion for All’ Walk for Farm Animals.
As you are probably already painfully aware, humans are not the only beings negatively impacted by corporate greed and biotech companies such as Monsanto who put profit above health.
Animals bear the blunt of these horrendous factory farm procedures in an effort for animal products to be mass produced as cheaply as possible despite the fact that the end food product is often toxic, void of most nutrients, laden with harmful GE toxins, antibiotics and growth hormones and linked to serious disease.
For example, cows are fed Genetically Engineered (GE) corn feed which makes them sick and affects their liver and kidney function as nature intended them to eat grass not corn. Then they are injected with GE growth hormones and antibiotics. Dairy cows especially get the worst of it and are injected with Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) and then artificially inseminated over and over again to produce as much milk as possible until they can’t possibly produce milk anymore at which which time they are terminated for fast food meat. The natural lifespan for a dairy cow is approx. 20 years. The life of a dairy cows is 4 years…and those are not a happy 4 years frolicking in the fields with their cow friends.
Every year millions of farm animals are subjected to unspeakable abuses on factory farms. Often confined in cages so small they cannot even turn around, farm animals are regularly beaten, mutilated, force-fed, deprived of everything that is natural to them, and frequently dragged to their death.
According to BornFREEUSA.org;
Up to 33% of dairy cows develop mastitis, a very painful udder infection that can become systemic, and is a common reason for early slaughtering. Abnormally large udders produce problems walking, so a cow’s legs are usually spread apart, distorting the normal configurations of her pelvis and spine. Her back problems are aggravated when she must walk on hard ground and concrete.
About Farm Sanctuary…
For more than 25 years, Farm Sanctuary has relied on the Walk for Farm Animals to support its life-saving mission to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassion.
Farm Sanctuary runs the nation’s largest rescue and refuge network for farm animals and operates three sanctuaries in the United States. Throughout their 26 year history, more than 8,000 animals have called these sanctuaries home. The animals at Farm Sanctuary are rescued from cases of abuse and neglect, natural disasters, stockyards, and factory farms. Some of them have known such cruelty that they shiver uncontrollably when humans get too close, while others have been so mistreated that they have never seen natural sunlight. Farm Sanctuary speaks for these animals and works to ensure such abuses never happen again.
You do not have to be a vegan or vegetarian to join this walk. Even if you eat meat I’m sure you can agree that torturing animals in unthinkable ways is still wrong.
If you have doubts on just how bad these factory farm animals are treated I welcome you to inform yourself and watch Earthlings for free online at Earthlings.com. BUT I will warn you upfront some images are quite graphic! It’s hard to watch but necessary to know.
This will be great family event that GMO-FREE Phoenix members can all meet and do together for a great cause that is so closely related to the GMO issues we face.
Members of our walk team DO NOT have to be GMO-FREE Members on meetup.com as this is an open event so please have all your family and friends, etc. join the walk too. We will all walk together as a group and our exact meeting point will be announced closer to the event date.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & JOIN OUR GMO-FREE PHOENIX TEAM **Please note that if you can not make the event you can still join as a ‘virtual walker’ and make your contribution that way.
****Make sure when you register you select ‘Join a Team’ and then select ‘GMO-Free PHX.****
Our team goal is to generate $2000! When you join (whether it is to walk physically or virtually) you will be able to set your own personal fundraising goal and you will be given your own fundraising page.
You can then email your personal fundraising page to family and friends or post it to your facebook, twitter, website, etc. to request donations. If you raise $100 between now and the event you will earn Farm Sanctuary’s 2012 ‘Compassion for All’ Walk T-Shirt. When you sign up to walk your fee is $15 ($10 if virtually) and that fee can apply towards your personal fundraising goal and shirt.
Hopefully we will all earn our ‘Compassion for All’ shirts for the walk Oct. 27th.