Welcome to CARE (Compassion for Animals, Respect for the Environment)! CARE is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. We serve Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties with education, outreach, and direct campaigning on behalf of the environment and animals (human and non-human). We feel that it is important to make decisions about living based on respect for all beings and the Earth, and we encourage others to join us in adding plant-based foods to their diets. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about the animal and environmental issues we address, and we welcome you to join us in our work! CARE holds regular outreach events, dinners and potlucks.
Lee Hall: When you’ve got the expanded farms, the pasture-based, the grass-fed ... you are fragmenting habitat; you are setting the stage for systematic predator control, followed by a cascade of consequences.
Caryn Hartglass: Wait a minute. What is systematic predator control?
Lee Hall: Well, for example, coyotes and foxes are the animals who are normally targeted. Coyotes come to the pastures and they are irritating to farmers, obviously. A coyote, bobcat, fox, a grizzly bear is going to be tempted understandably to eat an animal so the more free-range the farm is, the more vulnerable they are to what they do. Shooting coyotes is legal in most places...
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