Wednesday, October 2, 2013

National Farm Animal Day

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” - Mohandas Gandhi

October 2nd invites you to learn about the treatment of animals on farms, how they are raised and treated, and where you can buy food from ethical farms.

Founded in 1983, World Day for Farmed Animals is dedicated to exposing needless suffering of farm animals. Each year 65 billion farm animals are killed for food. We're not arguing for vegetarianism for all, that's a very personal choice, what we would like to bring up is the treatment of these animals. Most of these animals raised to produce meat, eggs, and dairy are raised on factory farms, where they are confined, mutilated, and raised to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them literally suffer to death.

Why October 2nd? WDFA takes place on or around October 2nd to honor the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, an outspoken advocate of non-violence towards animals.

How You Can Help

  • Look for "Free Range", "Organic", or "Humane" farms when buying meat, dairy and eggs.
  • Follow the Eco-Friendly Diet
  • Write a letter to your Congressman and request that he/she take steps to implement USDA animal treatment standards. 
Little Critterz loves cows, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. Each animal is a unique, loving, intelligent, social, and curious beings. They deserve respect and ethical treatment. When farm animals are raised right, they have great lives.

If you love farm animals as much as we do, you can purchase these miniature porcelain figurines here:
rooster, large calf, calf, horse, pink pig head down, tan pig, pink pig, black pig, owl on branch, donkey, lamb,  


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