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Get Involved in Speak Out for Farmed Animals Month!

How can Student Chapters Get Involved?

Speak Out for Farmed Animals Month is a yearly event dedicated to raising public awareness nationwide about the lack of meaningful laws that protect farmed animals from cruel treatment. Join Animal Legal Defense Fund for a month of action for farmed animals in October 2021!

How can Student Chapters Get Involved?

Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters are encouraged to host events to raise awareness about farmed animal protection issues. See our list of suggested events and projects below.

Screen documentaries or movies through Netflix Party, TwoSeven for other streaming services, or another online connection tool and host an online discussion via Zoom afterward.

  • Team up with the Environmental Law Society and show Seaspiracy, about the impacts of commercial fishing on the oceans and animals who live there.
  • The Last Pig follows a farmer through his last year of farming pigs, the struggle to reinvent his life, and the ghosts that will haunt him forever. The film raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life.
  • Dominion exposes the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones and hidden cameras, exploring the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.
  • The End of Meat envisions a future where meat consumption belongs in the past. The film reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.
  • Death on a Factory Farm follows a case involving criminal anti-cruelty charges brought against a pig farmer.

Host a virtual 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. Boost event attendance by hosting the event in collaboration with other student groups.

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.

Watch an Animal Law Academy webinar and host a discussion afterwards with your chapter. Find discussion questions at the links below.

For more ideas, check out our 2020-2021 Program Guide: Organizing for Animals in the Digital Age.

You can apply for a student chapter project grant to support your event. With any questions, please contact the Student Programs Attorney.

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