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

12 thoughts on “Save the Date for Speak Out for Farmed Animals Week!

  1. anne bultinck says:

    respect animals!

  2. Hi, I would like more info and material. I am the Vice President of Fur-Ever Friends of NC/UNchain Forsyth. We are the only local organization dedicating to combating animal cruelty. I would like to present this info to our Board. Thank you!

  3. Carrie petrides says:

    Help please

  4. Deb Harcourt says:

    We should all be vegetarian, there’s no such thing as a poor farmer, just poor animals !

  5. brenda haleyt says:

    Please put into place laws to protect farm animals. Some live under horrific conditions and endure horrible abuse. They have done nothing wrong to deserve a life like this. They are denied social interaction and freedom to move around, dry soft ground and vet care. These innocent animal will die for us in the end. But their life should be of better quality in the mean time.

  6. Ellie Petersen says:

    Please, please help in combating animal cruelty..

  7. Ewa north says:

    please please help them

  8. Julian Pino says:


  9. Carole Brown says:

    Safety for ALL animals

  10. Shelley says:

    We’re a new animal welfare nonprofit dedicated to the humane treatment of factory farm animals (particularly sows/gestation crates.) WHERE is the event taking place? Would it be possible to get a table there to display our information? THANK YOU!

    1. Hi Shelley,

      This is not a physical event, but an online week of actions for our supporters. The above blog encourages our student ALDF chapters to get involved in the week by hosting events on their law school campuses.

  11. Ellyn Mattison says:

    Any one abusing any animal in a factory farm should be sentenced to prison!

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