Sep 13, 2006
World Farm Animals Day Off to Great Start
Start planning an event in your community now
Dozens of communities throughout the U.S. and a dozen other
countries have begun planning their World Farm Animals Day
(WFAD) event around October 2nd (Gandhi's birthday)! IDA is
proud to co-sponsor this global day of action coordinated every
year by Farm Animal Reform Movement (www.farmusa.org).
This year's featured event is a "die-in," where activists stage
group deaths to represent the animals who needlessly suffer and
die every day for the dinner table. This event sends a powerful
message and provides a great media photo opportunity.
Other activists are choosing the more traditional funeral
marches, cage-ins, video screenings, feed-ins, lectures, library
exhibits, and info tables.
FARM provides free display and handout materials, instructions,
national registry, and media liaison. You provide a few hours
and a lot of heart. Several national organizations -- including
IDA -- have signed on as co-sponsors. The animals need every one
Each coordinator will be entitled to a 50% discount on FARM's
new $12 "Stop the Slaughter" WFAD 2006 T-shirts and may receive
an original WFAD proclamation by the local mayor or governor
This year's observance marks the 100th anniversary of the
publication of The Jungle, a powerful novel in which Upton
Sinclair exposed the terrible conditions of Chicago's
slaughterhouses. The book was instrumental in launching the U.S.
consumer movement and enacting meat inspection legislation. But
conditions for the animals (and the workers) have remained
What You Can Do:
Make sure that your community is represented in this global
effort! Please visit the WFAD website (http://wfad.org) to
register and to receive an Action Kit. You can always update
your plans later.
Do you have a friend or family member whose concern and care for
animals you've always wanted to express appreciation for? Are
you struggling to find the perfect gift for someone special on
that special occasion? Perhaps you want to congratulate a new
graduate, or send a unique birthday tribute or wedding present?
Or maybe you or someone you know has recently lost a beloved
person or animal in their life and you'd like to express your
IDA's Loving Tributes is a great way to honor your special
friends or memorialize a dearly departed companion. IDA
gratefully accepts and appreciates gifts "in honor" or "in
memory" of a special person or companion animal.
We will notify anyone whom you designate of your thoughtful gift
that helps animals. If you choose, we would be happy to print
your Loving Tribute of $100 or more in a special section of
You can make a Loving Tribute gift with MasterCard or Visa via
our secure online server (www.idausa.org/support.html). If you
prefer, you may send a check to IDA, Attn: Loving Tributes, 3010
Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901, or call (415) 388-9641 to
make a donation with your credit card.
The Cat Therapist
Twice a month, Carole Wilbourn, the Cat Therapist, answers
questions and offers advice on how guardians can enrich their
relationships with their beloved feline companions. Click
http://idausa.org/cat_therapist/index.html to read the latest
Cats on the Couch column. Also visit Carole's Cat Store
(www.thecattherapist.com/cat_store.htm) to purchase a copy of
her classic book, "Cat Talk: What Your Cat is Trying to Tell
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