Speak Out for Farmed Animals Month

All animals deserve legal protection

The Animal Legal Defense Fund launched Speak Out for Farmed Animals Month as a way to raise public awareness nationwide about the lack of meaningful laws to protect farmed animals from cruel treatment. This annual event is the perfect opportunity to to shine a light on the stories of farmed animals.

Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund for a month of action for farmed animals during October! 

Here are some ideas for how you can speak out for farmed animals:

  • Check out the Speak Out for Farmed Animals Month Project Kit for a list of projects, events, and activities, along with additional resources and materials.
  • Have a movie night with friends! Cowspiracy,The Ghosts in Our Machine, and Earthlings are all good introductions to the plight of farmed animals.
  • Visit or volunteer at a farmed animal sanctuary! Meeting animals face-to-face is a great way to fully appreciate how much cows, chickens, and pigs are individuals deserving of our respect and kindness. Find a sanctuary near you.
  • Host a Meatless Monday at your office or at home! By showing how easy it is to eat a meat-free meal, you help other people choose more plant-based options, sparing the lives of farmed animals.
  • Learn about factory farm biogas and Prop 12 by watching our recent webinars filmed for Speak Out for Farmed Animals Month.
Factory Farm Biogas Is Bullsh*t: Lessons Learned from California's Low Fuel Standard

Factory Farm Biogas Is Bullsh*t: Lessons Learned from California’s Low Fuel Standard

Released 10/17/22
Animal Legal Defense Fund Staff Attorney Christine Ball-Blakely provides background on factory farming and biogas impacts, and focuses on the government programs making it profitable to produce biogas, specifically California’s Low Fuel Standard.
The Legal Significance of the Challenge to California's Proposition 12

The Legal Significance of the Challenge to California’s Proposition 12

Released 10/10/22
Senior Staff Attorney Amanda Howell provides background and context for the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on October 11, 2022 and ultimate decision in National Pork Producers Council v. Ross.
  • Organize a benefit day for the Animal Legal Defense Fund 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 to help us in our groundbreaking legal work for animals.
  • Email or call your representative about pending local, state, or federal legislation impacting farmed animals.
  • Encourage others to join by sharing our actions on social media! Below are a few related to farmed animals.