Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
Chattanooga Animal Advocates is hosting once again the “Walk for Farm Animals” in Downtown Chattanooga this coming Sunday. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the walk at 11:00 a.m. at Ross’s Landing. For more information contact Leigh Cox, Chattanooga Walk Coordinator at 423-432-0500 or at Chattanooga@walkforfarmanimals.org. You can also pre-register here. The cost is $15 or $20 the day of the walk and includes a tee-shirt.
Here’s more about Farm Sanctuary:
Farm Sanctuary works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. We envision a world where the violence that animal agriculture inflicts upon people, animals and the environment has ended, and where instead we exercise values of compassion.
Mike Jaynes, Women’s Studies Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is helping spread the word about this upcoming walk. He is an animal right’s advocate and environmentalist who founded the “Awake and Engage ” series on the UTC campus. He has a piece online from 2008 called “Moo-ving People Towards Compassionate Living.”
Last year Jaynes brought the Academy Award winning Documentary, “The Cove” to the UTC campus as part of the “Awake and Engage” series. Click here for the story.
Here are some sources for statistics presented in the audio portion of this story:
This video is called, “45 Day Life of a Broiler Chicken.”
Listen to the Story about the Walk for Farm Animals in Chattanooga: