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The challenge: cycle / hike 50 miles (in 500mins) for Compassion in World Farming because unlike me, factory farming shouldn't be encouraged

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  • Celebrating the birthday of Kate Bowen, 11 Nov 2015

Compassion in World Farming

The vision of Compassion in World Farming is a world where farm animals are treated with compassion and respect and where cruel factory farming practices end. Our mission is to advance the well being of farm animals worldwide.

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Myself and Stephen are off to Braithwaite on 7th Nov to ride a circular route, jumping off at Buttermere to hike 3 mountains, then back on our bikes to Braithwaite. 50 hilly miles in total and we aim to do it in 500 minutes (just over 8 hrs). Here's the route: 

www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/867244819

Why? Well, we like that sort of thing. BUT also for Compassion in World Farming, a charity I have actually supported for most of my life! And what are they all about? Simply, they want an end to intensive factory farming. Here's an edited excerpt from their website: 

"Factory farming is not just bad for farm animals – it’s dangerous, unfair and dirty, with impacts ranging from climate change to biodiversity loss and disease to food insecurity. Factory farming is often viewed as the cheap, efficient solution to feeding our world. But for every 100 food calories of edible crops fed to livestock, we get back just 30 calories in the form of meat and dairy; a 70% loss. People are competing with farm animals for food. We must stop this madness."

So, if you were thinking of a small gift for me this birthday, donating here would make me very happy. Thank you.

Kate xxxx

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