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Farm Sanctuary is an animal protection organization, founded in 1986 as an advocate for farm animals. It promotes laws and policies that support animal welfare, animal protection and vegetarianism/veganism by rescue, education and advocacy. Farm Sanctuary houses over 800 cows, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pigs, sheep, rabbits, goats, donkeys and llamas at a 175-acre animal sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York. They house over 400 farm animals at a 300-acre sanctuary in Orland, California. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ... Cruelty to animals refers to treatment which causes unacceptable suffering or harm to animals. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A variety of vegetarian food ingredients Vegetarianism is the practice of not consuming the flesh of any animal (including sea animals) with or without also eschewing other animal derivatives, such as dairy products or eggs[1]. Some vegetarians choose to also refrain from wearing clothing that has involved the death... The logo of the worlds first Vegan Society, registered in 1944. ... Advocacy is the act of arguing on behalf of a particular issue, idea or person. ... COW is an acronym for a number of things: Can of worms The COW programming language, an esoteric programming language. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ... Look up goose in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Species See text. ... Genera Pentalagus Bunolagus Nesolagus Romerolagus Brachylagus Sylvilagus Oryctolagus Poelagus Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. ... Species See Species and subspecies The goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ... Binomial name Equus asinus Linnaeus, 1758 For other uses, see Donkey (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The llama (Lama glama) is a South American camelid, widely used as a pack animal by the Incas[1] and other natives of the Andes mountains. ... An animal sanctuary is a place where animals can come to live and be protected for the rest of their lives. ... Watkins Glen is a village located in Schuyler County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,149. ... NY redirects here. ... Orland is a city located in Glenn County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...



Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 by Gene Baur and Lorri Bauston. It was originally funded by sales of vegetarian hot dogs at Grateful Dead concerts.[1] The first animal rescued was a sheep named Hilda, who was rescued from a pile of dead animals behind a stockyard. Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. ... A vegetarian hot dog (sometimes referred to as a veggie dog) is a hot dog produced completely from non-meat products. ... Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco, California. ... A stockyard is a place for the sale and shipping of livestock. ...

Legislation and advocacy

Farm Sanctuary played a key role in the passage of several animal protection ordinances, including a 2004 California law banning the production and sale of foie gras,[2] a 2002 Florida initiative banning gestation crates,[3] a 2006 Chicago ordinance banning the sale of foie gras[4] and a 2006 ballot measure in Arizona banning gestation crates and veal crates.[5] Pâté de foie gras (right) with pickled pear. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... These female brood sex sows are confined most of their lives in gestation crates too small to enable them to turn around. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Veal is a culinary term for meat produced from calves (young cattle). ...


In 1993, Farm Sanctuary was listed as an organization that has "claimed to have perpetrated acts of extremism in the United States" in the Report to Congress on the Extent and Effects of Domestic and International Terrorism on Animal Enterprises.[6] This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...

In March 2003, a Farm Sanctuary employee was charged with animal theft for stealing an injured lamb from a farm and taking it to a veterinarian.[7] Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur stated in an interview: It has been suggested that Lambing be merged into this article or section. ... Look up veterinarian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

"We have taken animals out of bad situations – living animals off of dead piles or trash cans – and we have been willing to face 'theft' charges if needed in doing so." [8]

In 2005, when Farm Sanctuary advocated a foie gras ban in Chicago, they asked Charlie Trotter, who had said he would no longer be serving the product in his restaurants, to join them. Trotter had previously stated "I just said, 'Enough is enough here. I can't really justify this. What I have seen, it's just inappropriate. There are too many great things to eat out there that I don't believe that any animal would have to go through that for our benefit." However, when Farm Sanctuary asked Trotter to sign a pledge stating he would never serve foie gras, he replied saying "These people are idiots. Understand my position: I have nothing to do with a group like that. I think they're pathetic."[9] Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Plating a course in Charlie Trotters kitchen Charlie Trotter is a Chicago chef and restaurant owner. ...


  1. ^ New York Times: Where the Cows Come Home
  2. ^ Milionis, Allison. Protests target Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in effort to reform farm animal conditions. LA City Beat: January 20, 2005.
  3. ^ Jones, Susan. Pregnant Pigs in Florida Are Just the Start, Group Says CNSNews: November 07, 2002
  4. ^ Paulson, Amanda. A ban on foie gras? Could this really be Chicago? CS Monitor: December 13, 2005
  5. ^ Arizonans for Humane Farms website.
  6. ^ United Stated Department of Justice, Report to Congress on the Extent and Effects of Domestic and International Terrorism on Animal Enterprises, Appendix 1
  7. ^ http://www.animalrights.net/52419
  8. ^ Interview with Gene Baur
  9. ^ Chicago Tribune, "Liver and Let Live". 29 March 2005

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