Free “Farmed Animals and the Law” Brochures – This Week Only!

Posted by Lisa Franzetta, ALDF's Director of Communications on August 31, 2009

This week only, ALDF’s Farmed Animals and the Law brochures
are available for FREE. Hand them out at events, display them at
supporting merchants or conveniently leave them on the coffee table for
your meat-eating housemates to peruse. Email info@aldf.org to request yours today!

Did you know…

  • Approximately ten billion animals (not including fish) are raised and killed annually in the United States for food?
  • There are no federal laws governing the conditions in which farmed animals are raised?
  • Waste created by the animal agriculture sector is a major source of water and air pollution, yet these intensive operations receive massive government subsidies?

Farmed animals–those raised for the meat, dairy, and egg industries–are among the most abused in the United States, in numbers that are so staggering as to be almost incomprehensible. Investigations and industry whistleblowers have discovered abuses on farms and in slaughterhouses that are so horrific, most people cannot even bear to witness them. Despite their vast numbers, and the severity of the abuses they experience, farmed animals receive only miniscule protections by our legal system today. As a result, the Animal Legal Defense Fund seeks to develop creative legal strategies that allow us to improve and expand upon current law, looking toward a day when farmed animals receive basic protections under our legal system.

What You Can Do
One of the easiest ways to know you are not contributing to their abuse is by refusing to economically support these industries. Many people working to strengthen laws protecting animals also choose vegan or vegetarian diets. There is a ton of information out there to get you started, and you may be surprised at just how easy (and rewarding) it is. Here are a few helpful tips.