Martha Stewart opposes factory farming in new farm sanctuary PSA
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Look who Farm Sanctuary just scored to record a new PSA?

Martha Stewart, the 70-year-old who consistently looks 45, appears in a new video for the animal charity decrying the deplorable cruelty inflicted on animals in factory farms.

“Most people don’t realize how amazing farm animals are,” she says. “They are intelligent, social, emotional beings, like all animals. Chickens are thirty different calls in their language that we can recognize, cows kick their legs in the air with joy when they’re happy, pigs form powerful life-long bonds with each other and humans, sheep bellow in distress when they’re separated from their young and their brood mates.”

“And yet,” she continues, “on animal farms, these sensitive animals are unable to engage in their natural behaviors and are treated like unfeeling machines.”

She adds, “This callousness towards animals is unacceptable and must be stopped.”

Last year, Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur appeared on Stewart’s ground-breaking “Vegan” episode, which introduced the animal-free lifestyle to a massive new audience.

“When it comes to setting modern lifestyle trends, there is no one more influential than Martha, and with 9 billion animals annually being subjected to abuses so horrifying they cannot be shown on daytime television, I hope viewers will come away inspired to embrace a compassionate lifestyle,” said Baur. “We want to show that protecting animals from cruelty is as simple — and delicious — as choosing to eat plant-based foods.”

You can check Martha’s new PSA below.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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