One of the organizations lending their public support to Animal Place's Food for Thought campaign is Happy Trails Sanctuary in Ravenna, Ohio! Today, the campaign received some wonderfully positive press on Cleveland.com thanks to this sanctuary's efforts.
The article quoted Annette Fisher, director of Happy Trails, Ohio's largest farm animal sanctuary, as saying:
I think a lot of well-intentioned people who work in animal rescue have never really given thought to the irony or hypocrisy of serving one type of animal while raising funds to save another type of animal.
In the meat production industry, "there is an 'acceptable industry percentage' of animals that are still alive while being dismembered in the slaughterhouses," And live pigs are often found frozen to the insides of transport trucks in the winter. This isn't something that most people take into consideration when planning their steak or pork dinner to raise money that benefits dogs and cats.
I believe that when given the opportunity to learn about the abuses in the farm animal industry, many community leaders in domestic animal rescue will make more humane choices when planning their fundraisers.
Please take a minute to read the rest of the article online, leave a positive comment, and be sure to share it with your social media contacts!