October 2nd is World Day for Farmed Animals, a global event organized by FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement). This year is the 30th annual WDFA and I bet there’s an event near you.
Here in Seattle, at American Gold Seafoods, we’ll be holding an event too.
- Date: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
- Time: 4:30 – 7:00
- Where: American Gold Seafoods, 4019 21st Ave W Seattle, WA
Find out more on the NARN event page for WDFA.
Don’t let it surprise you that the Seattle event is at a seafood processor. American Gold is basically a “slaughterhouse at sea.” They hold 3,000,000 salmon in pens (with about 1 bathtub worth of space per fish) for couple years, before they’re scooped up and killed by their “Harvestor” ship. Factory farms extend far beyond traditional land animals. Fish suffer and oceans are polluted because of farmed fishing.
World Day for Farmed Animals will continue until animals are no longer seen as commodities, raised for their flesh and by-products.
Won’t you join us?
The Farm Bill is still making news. The revamped Bill recently approved by the House still includes the highly controversial King Amendment. House-Senate negotiators are now working to resolve the differences between their bills. The King Amendment, named after Representative Steve King of Iowa (who proposed it), claims to protect interstate commerce. In reality, it’s designed to undermine animal welfare laws enacted by individual states.
Please take a moment to call the four leaders of the House-Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee to ask them to remove the King Amendment from the final Farm Bill.
- Sen. Thad Cochran: 202-224-5054
- Rep. Frank Lucas: 202-225-5565
- Rep. Collin Peterson: 202-225-2165
- Sen. Debbie Stabenow: 202-224-4822
According to the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, states should be able to ban the sale of agricultural products if they are not produced in a manner approved by that state. Please help us defeat the dangerous and unconstitutional King Amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill.