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!

Want to get a head start on planning your event? Here are some ideas for how you can speak out for farmed animals:

  • 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!
  • Have 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.
  • Email or call your representative about pending local, state, or federal legislation impacting farmed animals, including Ag-Gag bills.
  • 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.

No federal laws govern how farmed animals are raised and most state cruelty laws exempt standard agricultural practices.