Body Meeting, Food Inc. Movie Night with FOOD, and… New Jersey?!

Upcoming Body Meeting

Multicultural Student Services Center Rm 104
Nov. 13, 2013 7:30pm (movie night right after…)

FREE FOOD! GW Animal Advocates is now an official GW student organization! To celebrate our newfound legitimacy, come meet with us to discuss what’s next for our org and what you’d like to see. And did we mention…  FREE FOOD!

Movie Night and free food! Food, Inc. 

Nov. 13, 2013 8:00pm (after the body meeting, MSSC RM 104)

Join us right after the Body Meeting to watch and discuss the engaging, classic film Food, Inc.
Watch the Trailer Here!

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Gestation Crates in New Jersey

Make N.J. the 10th state to ban the worst kind of pig confinement

Earlier this year, New Jersey’s legislature voted to ban confining breeding pigs in gestation crates, metal cages so small the pigs can’t even turn around. The bill, S 1921, won overwhelming bipartisan support (60-5 in the Assembly and 29-4 in the Senate) and the backing of more than 90 percent of New Jersey residents.

Sadly, the governor vetoed this bill, but we can still make the cruel confinement of mother pigs illegal in New Jersey by asking lawmakers to vote for it one more time.

Pigs locked in crates are essentially immobilized for their entire lives. They are forcibly impregnated, made to churn out litter after litter, and suffer muscle and joint deterioration and crippling pain. Because these inquisitive, social animals are denied mental stimulation, many perform coping behaviors such as constantly biting the metal bars.

Pigs are smarter than dogs, man’s best friend! So why should we make them live their entire lives in a space that’s equivalent to us as an airline seat?

CONTACT LAWMAKERS HERE

Let’s Hit the Beach!

Want to do even more for pigs in NJ? This weekend we* have been invited by the Humane Society of the United States to come canvas with them! All expenses paid.

*(We haven’t had time to draw up contracts or anything, so anyone who is attending is doing so as an individual and does not represent GW in any way).

Let us know if you’re interested! We will give you all of the details and organize carpooling.

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