On behalf of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), animal advocates are invited to participate in a peaceful demonstration at Farmer John--the largest pig slaughterhouse on the West Coast. If you have seen this facility, you have seen Farmer John's hypocritical and deceptive murals depicting 'happy' pigs frolicking freely in a nature setting.
FARM's outreach celebrates World Farmed Animals Day and Gandhi's birthday on October 2nd in order to let the media and the public know what lies behind the doors of this slaughterhouse and how animal advocates honor the complex lives of pigs by condemning the ruthless slaughter they are forced to face.
Alex Hershaft, Holocaust survivor and founder of FARM, will attend the outreach. He states, "The bucolic murals depicting pigs cavorting in verdant fields that mask the brutal slaughter of millions of innocents behind those Farmer John walls are just as devious and cynical as the inscription 'Work makes you free' upon entering the Auschwitz death camp."
Media attention is expected, and FARM will provide signs for all activists in attendance. The event announcement discourages bringing your own materials or signs, so you may want to contact them if you would like to bring your own.
<<I would like to make a personal statement as I post this announcement: I hope that all animal advocates who attend this outreach will also consider the exploitation of the slaughterhouse workers, who are recruited from among people who generally have few other job options than to work in the slaughter/packing industry, which routinely violates labor rights and human rights, and is the industry with the most employee injuries, in addition to traumatizing workers by forcing them to harm and kill animals. I hope that you will focus your outrage on Farmer John's management and shareholders, who extract their profits from animal and human suffering.>>
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