LA FARGE, Wis., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new day is dawning for the
bovine sisters of America! Concerned humans nationwide are joining a
moooovement called Cows Unite (http://www.cowsunite.org) that demands
pasturing for cows and the end of the use of synthetic hormones and
pesticides, antibiotics and genetically modified feed for cattle.
Central to the Cows Unite initiative is the "Bovine Bill of Rights," a
manifesto to help humans understand the human and bovine benefits of
organic dairying practices, and the critical role of family farmers.
Declarations include "Cows have the right to graze," and "Cows have the
right to just say no to drugs."
The full manifesto can be found at http://www.cowsunite.org, along with
information about Cows Unite contests, member kits, calls to action and
activities. Site visitors are informed and entertained as they watch bovine
videos of the resistance in action and download free Cows Unite posters.
The latest in a series of videos chronicling the movement can also be
seen on the Web site or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmCZwb8FSK8.
A key function of the Cows Unite web site rewards visitors for growing
the movement by becoming a member and building their own Cows Unite chapter
with Yahoo's satellite image mapping tool.
As members' networks grow, they become eligible for rewards and prize
drawings, including an activist kit with coupons and a car/fridge magnet
appeal for support; a year's supply of Organic Valley milk; and an all
expenses paid family weekend visit to an organic dairy farm. Full details
of activities are made available on http://www.cowsunite.org.
Developed by Organic Valley Family of Farms, America's largest
cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation's leading organic
brands, Cows Unite has also received support from a number of leaders in
the sustainable food movement, including Sustainable Table, Beyond
Pesticides, Bioneers, Farm Aid, and Ecotrust.
"I haven't personally talked with any cows, but I have a pretty strong
idea that if given the choice, they'd say they prefer life as an organic
cow -- free to graze on pasture whenever possible, eating food that has not
been genetically modified, and producing milk without the use of
antibiotics, synthetic hormones and pesticides," said Sarah Bratnober,
communications director for Organic Valley. "Cows Unite is a fun, creative
way for similarly-minded humans to communicate with friends and demonstrate
their passion for health, environment, and animals."
For more information, visit http://www.cowsunite.org.