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Show No. 24: 10/28/08: Gene Baur, Prop. 2

October 28, 2008

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On today’s show, I will be interviewing Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization.  He holds a masters degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University and has conducted hundreds of visits to farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses to document conditions.  His pictures and videotape, exposing factory farming cruelty, have been aired nationally and internationally, educating millions.  Gene has testified in court and before local, state and federal legislative bodies, and has initiated groundbreaking legal enforcement and legislative action to prevent farm animal abuse.  He played an important role in passing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming methods – including the Florida ban on gestation crates, the Arizona ban on veal and gestation crates, and the California ban on foie gras.  He is currently working on Prop 2, which seeks to ban cruel confinement systems in California.  His efforts have been covered by leading news organizations, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN.  His book, entitled Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food, was published in March, 2008 and has appeared on the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe best seller lists.

Gene Baur’s Website

Farm Sanctuary’s Website

About the Opposition to Prop. 2:

http://www.yesonprop2.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=38&Itemid=77

More from the opponents:

http://www.safecaliforniafood.org/

Prop. 2 Fact Sheets:

http://www.yesonprop2.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=42&Itemid=102

Dairy Information (i.e. veal production):

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/factoryfarming/dairy/

Egg Production:

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/factoryfarming/eggs/

Pork Production:

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/factoryfarming/pork/

Battery eggs banned in all Newcastle schools:

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-evening-chronicle/2008/09/16/battery-eggs-banned-in-all-newcastle-schools-72703-21827257/

 

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