Meatout Is Almost Here! Are You Ready?
If you're not yet on board, join FARM and caring people across the globe to encourage the world to eat vegan on March 20th! We're distributing 30,000 free vegan food samples the week leading up to Meatout day, and if each recipient eats vegan for the day, we'll spare the lives of over 8,000 animals!
Other exciting highlights include a special Meatout billboard series and official proclamations from governors and mayors across the US. Our huge team of sponsors and partners include Beyond Meat, Tofurky, VegFund, Vegan Outreach, Compassion Over Killing, Action for Animals, Rainforest Action Network, Food Empowerment Project, and many, many more!
Check out Meatout.org to get involved.
10 Billion Lives Holding Strong!
FARM's 10 Billion Lives program is off to a strong start this year with two tours exposing the plight of farmed animals. Our full-featured truck with 8 screens and 32 headsets travels throughout the US. Touring the south-west, our two mobile kiosks are ideal for festivals, street fairs, and colleges.
The touring crews have shown our 4-minute video to thousands of college students across California, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas in the Spring semester so far. Both tours will round out the semester with dozens more schools before hitting up the festival circuit for the summer, including our third consecutive stint on Warped Tour!
While our crews hit the streets, our 10 Billion Lives website attracts viewers every day by offering raffle prizes such as movie tickets, smartphone apps, and iTunes albums. As with the tour, nearly 80% of completed viewers pledge to take steps towards a vegan diet.
Have you dreamed of joining the tour crew? Contact Ryan@10billiontour.org to learn about summer internship opportunities.
Find out more about the tour at 10BillionTour.org.
Chickens: A Revolution of Understanding
A growing body of research is changing the way we perceive chickens. Many traits previously thought of as specific only to primates are now being discovered in chickens and other birds, such as advanced cognitive function and social behavior.
Researcher Carolynn L. Smith has published numerous in-depth reports demonstrating that chickens learn from each other, recognize the social status of numerous individuals in a group, build long-term relationships, coordinate group activities, and more.
In the words of author Robert Grillo, "While intelligence level is not a morally relevant criteria for how we treat others, these findings can help us debunk long-standing prejudices and harmful stereotypes about chickens that contribute to their utterly abysmal status in our society."
Read the full article at www.FreeFromHarm.org.
Meet the 10 Billion Lives Truck Crew
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a national nonprofit organization working to end the use of animals for food through grass roots activism and public education. We believe in the inherent self-worth of animals, as well as environmental protection and public health.
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