A KENILWORTH resident is challenging herself to a 40 mile circular walk around Coventry this weekend to raise money and awareness of animal cruelty in British farming.
Julie Ann-Dean, local actress and voice artist, is donning her walking boots on Sunday, August 30 and tackling the A Coventry Way route round the city in aid of non-profits animal rights campaigners Farms not Factories.
The organisation raises awareness of the trauma undergone by pigs in British factory farms and campaigns against plans to build huge, America-scale animal factories.
Animal-lover Julie is also encouraging supporters to sign up for The Pig Pledge – a promise to change shopping habits to support ‘high welfare farmers that do not abuse animals’ that are being run out of business by factory farms.
Writing on her website about her inspiration behind the walk, Julie said: “Having watched a gazillion videos, read a gazillion articles and cried a gazillion tears over the way animals are treated in factory farms on a daily basis, I know I would rather not be born than live the life of a factory farmed animal.
“Animals suffer pain, fear and empathy like us – pigs are apparently cleverer than dogs and three year old humans.
“But we can change this crazy situation.”
To find out more about Julie’s walk, visit https://eatkinder.wordpress.com/pig-walk/ and to donate to the sponsored walk and take the Pig Pledge head to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/forpigssake