Save the Date for Speak Out for Farmed Animals Week!Posted by Kelly Levenda, Staff Attorney on February 17, 2015
Mark your calendars! March 29 – April 4, 2015, is the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s first annual Speak Out for Farmed Animals Week, a yearly event dedicated to raising public awareness nationwide about the lack of meaningful laws that protect farmed animals from cruel treatment.
How can SALDF Chapters Get Involved?
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters are encouraged to host events to raise awareness about farmed animal protection issues.
Suggested Events & Projects
- Table during lunch or class breaks (ALDF can provide free materials!).
- Hold a film screening. We suggest Death on a Factory Farm about a case involving criminal anti-cruelty charges brought against a pig farmer. Or team up with the Environmental Law Society and show Cowspiracy, about the environmental impacts of factory farming.
- Visit or volunteer at a farmed animal sanctuary. Find one near you.
- Email or call your representative about pending local, state, or federal legislation impacting farmed animals, including ag gag bills. Check city and state government websites for current legislation.
- Organize an ALDF Benefit Day by contacting a local vegan/vegetarian restaurant or animal-friendly business to see if they would donate a percentage of their total daily sales to ALDF to help us in our groundbreaking legal work for animals.
- Host a guest speaker. Suggested topics include ag gag legislation, which criminalizes whistleblowing of egregious animal cruelty, and the exemption of standard abusive practices or farmed animals themselves from criminal anti-cruelty laws.
- Implement Meatless Mondays in your cafeteria, or table on Mondays to encourage students to eat a plant-based diet that day. Contact us for a petition template for collecting signatures.
- Find more project ideas here.
You can apply for a project grant to support your event. The project grant guidelines and application can be found here. If your chapter is interested in getting involved and receiving promotional materials, please contact Student Programs Coordinator Nicole Pallotta at firstname.lastname@example.org.