Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mourn Dead Farm Animals ’Til Cows Come Home

BETHESDA, Md. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Fallen farm animals should be mourned like anyone else.

Tomorrow (Oct. 2), the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) wants everyone to remember the animal that died for their steak, bacon, and eggs by observing World Farm Animals Day.

Spokesperson Dawn Moncrief says that memorializing dead farm animals exposes the cruel treatment they receive in their lifetime, especially when you do it in a big way.

Moncrief says many observers hold mock funerals and candlelight vigils outside slaughterhouses, wearing black funeral attire and playing somber music to show their love for the furry fallen.

She says, “It’s a fun way to raise awareness and get people to consider going vegan.”

More extreme animal supporters can celebrate World Farm Animals Day by holding a “cage-in,” where they sit in a tiny cage to demonstrate farm animals’ horrific living conditions.

They can also have a “die-in” by laying motionless on the ground to represent slaughtered animals.

Moncrief says, “It’s a visually powerful form of protest.”

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