With the advent of urban farming and increasing concerns about the treatment of farm animals, it's important to understand proper farm animal care, both on the farm and in the shelter.
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Humane Farm Animal Care, a new nonprofit certification and labeling program for products made from humanely raised animals, is seeking shelters??? help in encouraging conscientious consumption.
???Food for Thought??? campaign asks shelters to go veg at fundraising and outreach functions.
Animal shelters can be a valuable resource for raising awareness in their communities. Shelter staff can educate themselves about the human and animal health hazards and then educate the public. A simple sticker in your office window opposing factory farms or a pamphlet available to your visitors can go a long way toward advocating the humane treatment of farm animals in your community.