Regarding a recent Sources Say item (The Capital, Oct. 10):

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the animal-rights zealots at Farm Sanctuary are promoting a nonexistent mayoral proclamation about the conditions of animals on modern farms.

This is the same group that paid a $50,000 fine in 2002 after admitting to over 200 counts of election finance fraud in Florida. The group’s illegal money-laundering paid for a state ballot measure that extended constitutional protection to pigs.

Farm Sanctuary has also served as a public spokesman for the FBI-certified “domestic terrorists” of the Animal Liberation Front. Marylanders who would like to know more about this organization, and just who is paying its bills, can visit the award-winning Web site