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Helping the pigs

June 25, 2008

I got an email today from farm sanctuary about pigs stranded in the floodwaters in the midwest.

Flood waters have ravaged the Midwest, and farm animals need immediate rescue! The recent flooding has hit largely agricultural areas, leaving pigs, cattle and other animals stranded.

Hundreds of factory farm pigs have been left trapped and drowning in crates, or freed only to be swept away by rapid currents … trying desperately to survive on area levees.

Farm Sanctuary dispatched a rescue team with our large animal rescue trailer last week and we are currently on the ground in Iowa and Illinois to save drowning and stranded pigs.

Please, give to the Emergency Rescue Fund right now to help our lifesaving efforts and rescue these stranded, suffering animals.

Since farm animals are not generally considered part of the family in the same way dogs and cats are, they’re left where they are when natural disasters strike. I’m not saying this to judge only to point out that there’s a big need for the resources to help these animals.

I know that many people have given money to the red cross and other organizations, but if you have a little more to spare, please consider giving a bit to help rescue as many of these animals as possible.

You can donate here.

Full email here.

One Comment
  1. June 26, 2008 1:12 pm

    I just started to work in a position that’s marginally related to emergency preparedness, and I’ve been really encouraged to see that people are starting to take livestock (and pets!) into account in emergency planning. Obviously these states didn’t plan very well this time, but livestock planning is going to be encouraged/required in the next few years. I know that doesn’t help now, but at least they’re having to start trying.

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