Humans Join Bovines in Demanding a Better Day at

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 ( 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, 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

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

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.”

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