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Each year, an estimated 70 billion cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other sentient land-based animals are caged, crowded, deprived, drugged, mutilated and macerated in the world's factory farms. Then they are brutally slaughtered for our dinner table. Countless aquatic animals are caught and suffocated by vast trawler nets, so we can have our fish fillet or tuna fish salad.

Since 1983, the annual observance of World Day for Farmed Animals on October 2nd (Gandhi's birthday) has been offering people of conscience a superb opportunity to memorialize and mourn these innocent lives. An opportunity to ask their friends and neighbors to stop subsidizing senseless atrocities at their supermarket checkout counter. Hundreds of groups and individuals throughout the world participate each year.

We hope that you will participate this year.

We encourage you to visit our Activities Section that will guide you through various activities you can undertake to reach out to your community.

Our Resources Section contains posters and signs that you can download and print at your local Kinko's, as well as handouts that you can order from us.

The Abuses Section, for folks who need additional persuasion, lists the tragic devastating impacts of animal agriculture on animals, on our family health, and on our environment, including global warming.

Finally, we ask that you sign our Fast Against Slaughter pledge promising to fast on October 2nd and post on social media a photo of yourself holding a sign that explains your pledge.

The animals will be most appreciative for anything you do.

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