Farm Rescue

Faithful Friends favors federal legislation that protects animals from harm, including those used for food and farming. All animals deserve to live a life free from abuse, neglect, and/or cruel treatment.

Recently, Faithful Friends had the opportunity to rescue a 2-week-old calf, who was destined to be sent, by a family dairy farm, to a livestock auction to be bought and killed for meat: veal. A heartbreaking story for millions of male baby cows discarded by the dairy industry and for their moms who can not protect their babies.

Staff members quickly moved into action when we found out we had the opportunity to rescue him, ultimately, saving his life.  No longer known as a number, named Calvin (and nicknamed COWvin by punny staff members) he will now live the entirety of his life loved on a beautiful farm with a family in Delaware.

While Faithful Friends is known for our cat and dog adoptions, we occasionally see farm animals, including chickens, pigs, and goats, and we can now add cows to that list.

Renewed every five years, the Farm Bill identifies national agricultural priorities and reaffirms the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Farm Bill dictates how our food and farm systems operate and how funding is allocated. Over time, the lobbying power of industrial agriculture has manipulated Farm Bill spending to benefit its own bottom line instead of supporting critical efforts to build a more humane food system for farm animals. Please take action for farm animals by emailing your members of Congress, urging them to include measures that protect farm animals in the 2023 Farm Bill. Your message today can make a difference.

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