The Issue: High Costs of Cattle Hoof-Trimming
Cows rescued from the dairy industry often arrive at Farm Sanctuary with painful, overgrown feet damaged from standing for days on hard concrete floors. Keeping a cow’s feet trimmed and infection-free is a vital part of its health and overall well-being, particularly for large cattle weighing up to 3,000 pounds. Although Farm Sanctuary is fortunate to have a great hoof trimmer, the costs are incredibly high; biannual hoof-trimming for all 47 cattle costs $5,000 each year.
The Campaign: Providing Hoof Trimming
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Farm Sanctuary to cover the costs of hoof trimming. For every $107 Grassroots raises, Farm Sanctuary can provide hoof trimming for one rescued cow for the year.
At Farm Sanctuary, animals are friends—not food. As the nation’s largest farm-animal rescue and protection organization, Farm Sanctuary has three specific goals: to protect farm animals from cruelty, to promote compassionate vegan living, and to change how people think about and treat farm animals.
Farm Sanctuary takes those goals seriously. Since its inception in 1986, the organization has rescued thousands of animals, caring for them at sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Orland, California; and Los Angeles, California. As part of its mission to educate people about factory farming and its impact on animals, Farm Sanctuary holds annual Walk for Farm Animals events across the United States and Canada. The organization also reaches out to businesses and legislators to help inspire compassionate living and institutional reforms.
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