Stop the Horrors of Factory Farming Now

  • By: Karen Eisenlord
  • Target: Ann Veneman, USDA Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
This petition is to appeal to the American people to pressure the United States Department of Agriculture and the meat industry to put an end to current inhumane practices and violations of the 'Humane Slaughter Act'. It is to urge the Secretary of the USDA to implement the reforms demanded in 'Petition No. 01-05' and enforce the 'Humane Slaughter Act'.
PLEASE BOYCOTT BEEF AND FUR PRODUCTS AND STOP THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING NOW! WITH SO MANY ALTERNATIVES TO MEAT AND FUR THESE DAYS, WHY SUPPORT A CRUEL INDUSTRY THAT KILLS MILLIONS OF ANIMALS IN A VIOLENT AND INHUMANE WAY EVERY YEAR THROUGH TRAPPING AND FACTORY FARMING? FILM FOOTAGE, PHOTOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEWS WITH MEAT INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES IS DOCUMENTING REGULARLY THAT ANIMALS ARE ROUTINELY BEING, SCALDED, SKINNED AND DISMEMBERED ALIVE AND WHILE STILL CONSCIOUS ON A DAILY BASIS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE ‘UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’ WAS MADE AWARE OF THESE VIOLATIONS OF ‘ THE HUMANE SLAUGHTER ACT’ WHEN IT WAS GIVEN COPIES OF THE ‘HUMANE FARMING ASSOCIATION’S’ CHIEF INVESTIGATOR’S (GAIL EISNITZ) BOOK ‘SLAUGHTERHOUSE’, WHICH DOCUMENTS MEAT INDUSTRY ABUSES. PRESENTLY, A PETITION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S SECRETARY ANN VENEMAN BY THE ‘HUMANE FARMING ASSOCIATION’ REQUESTING THAT THE DEMAND FOR REFORMS IN ‘PETITION NO. 01-05’ BE IMPLEMENTED AND THAT THE ‘HUMANE SLAUGHTER ACT’ BE ENFORCED IMMEDIATELY. YOU CAN REQUEST A COPY OF THE PETITION BY GOING TO WWW.HFA.ORG. BUT SECRETARY VENEMEN NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU NOW. CALL AGRICULTURE SECRETARY ANN VENEMAN TODAY AT (202) 720-3631, FAX HER AT (202) 720-2166, E-MAIL HER AT AGSEC@USDA.GOV, OR WRITE HER AT: USDA, ROOM 200-A, WHITTEN BLDG., 1400 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, WASHINGTON, DC 20250. YOU CAN GO TO ESPIRITUDEOSO@AOL.COM TO REQUEST A FORM LETTER TO BE SENT TO YOU TO SIGN AND MAIL TO THE USDA. YOU CAN ALSO EDIT IT OR REFER TO IT TO WRITE YOUR OWN LETTER.

WE, THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES NEED TO GIVE A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT BRUTALITY TOWARD FELLOW SENTIENT BEINGS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND NOT NECESSARY. FACTORY FARMING, AS IT IS NOW, CONTRIBUTES TO GROSS POLLUTION AND GLOBAL WARMING. IT HAS ROBBED OVER HALF OF THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY-RUN FARMS AND RANCHES OF THEIR LIVELIHOOD. ‘MAD COW DISEASE’ IS A CONSEQUENCE OF FACTORY FARMING.

OUR GREATNESS AS A PEOPLE AND A NATION CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY THAT WE TREAT THOSE WHO ARE HELPLESS, INNOCENT AND LESS FORTUNATE THEN WE ARE. PLEASE SHOW HOW GREAT YOU ARE BY SIGNING THIS PETITION AND SHOWING THAT YOU ARE COMMITTED TO NOT PARTAKING IN THIS VISCIOUS INDUSTRY BY, AT THE VERY LEAST, NOT BUYING, SELLING OR EATING VEAL AND BY NOT BUYING PRODUCTS WITH FUR IN THEM. FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE VEAL INDUSTRY, BABY COWS (MALE CALVES, TO BE SPECIFIC) ARE TORN FROM THEIR MOTHERS SHORTLY AFTER BIRTH. THEY ARE KEPT IN SMALL CRATES WHERE THEY CANNOT MOVE. THEY NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY AND ARE FED A LIQUID DIET THAT MAKES THEM SICK AND ANEMIC. THEN, THEY ARE CRUELLY SLAUGHTERED AND BUTCHERED- ALL FOR THE SAKE OF A DEPRAVED FEW WHO RELISH BUYING, SELLING AND EATING THIS PRODUCT AT THE EXPENSE AND TORTURE OF ANOTHER LIVING BEING WHO IS HELPLESS, INNOCENT AND HAS FEELINGS. ALL LIVING THINGS ARE CONNECTED. BRUTALITY TOWARD ANY LIVING BEING GOES INTO THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS SO TO SPEAK, AND HAS IT’S CONSEQUENCES.

BY SIGNING THIS PETITION YOU ARE COMMITTING TO ENDORCING ‘PETITION NO. 01-05’ AND SUPPORT ENFORCING ‘THE HUMANE SLAUGHTER ACT’. YOU AGREE AT A MINIMUM TO NOT SUPPORT THE HEINOUS PRACTICES OF VEAL PRODUCTION BY NOT BUYING, EATING OR SELLING VEAL. YOU FURTHER RESOLVE TO INVESTIGATE FOR YOURSELF INTO THE HORRIBLE BUSINESS BEHIND CURRENT FACTORY FARMING PRACTICES AND FUR TRAPPING. YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT THIS IMMORAL CORPORATE ENGINE TORTURES AND ABUSES DEFENSELESS ANIMALS SUCH AS COWS, PIGS AND CHICKENS AND WILDLIFE WITHOUT REGARD, AND ONLY CARES ABOUT EFFICIENCY OF PRODUCTION AND ECONOMIC GAIN. YOU WILL FIND OUT THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE PACKAGED MEAT THAT ENDS UP IN YOUR SUPERMARKET AND ON YOUR DINNER TABLE AND IN RESTAURANTS. THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED TO YOU REGARDING THE HORRENDOUS PRACTICE OF FUR-TRAPPING THAT ENDS UP IN CLOTHING IN RETAIL STORES. THE EXTENT THAT THE MEAT AND FUR INDUSTRY MISLEAD AND LIE TO THE PUBLIC WILL AMAZE YOU. IT GOES BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN IMAGINE!

IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU CONTACT THE ‘HUMANE FARMING ASSOCIATION’ (P.O. BOX 3577, SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA 94912, (415) 485-1495, WWW.HFA.ORG), THE ‘ANIMAL PROTECTION INSTITUTE’ AND 'PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS’ (BOTH ON THE INTERNET). YOU CAN ORDER A FREE KIT FROM HFA AND LEAFLETS TO HAND OUT FOR BOYCOTTING VEAL. THE ‘ANIMAL PROTECTION INSTITUTE’ HAS AN EXCELLENT CAMPAIGN GOING AGAINST FUR TRAPPING. ‘PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS’ (PETA) IS PRESENTLY CAMPAIGNING AGAINST ‘KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN’ FOR THEIR REFUSAL TO COMPLY TO TREATING CHICKENS MORE HUMANELY. INFORM RESTAURANTS AND STORES THAT YOU REFUSE TO SUPPORT THE INHUMANE PRACTICES OF THE VEAL, CHICKEN AND OTHER MEAT AND FUR-TRAPPING INDUSTRIES. THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES!

OTHER COUNTRIES, SUCH AS ENGLAND, HAVE ADOPTED MORE HUMANE FARMING PRACTICES. IT'S TIME THAT THIS GREAT NATION OF OURS DOES THE SAME. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO REQUEST A COPY OF THE FORM LETTER TO SEND TO THE USDA TO ENFORCE THE ‘HUMANE SLAUGHTER ACT’. THE E-MAIL ADDRESSES ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS PETITION.

YOU WILL FEEL BETTER FOR IT. I PROMISE YOU...
THE ANIMALS WILL TOO! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
THE ANIMALS NEED YOUR COMPASSION. WE CANNOT ACCOMPLISH THIS ALONE.

BOYCOTT VEAL! BOYCOTT FUR! STOP INHUMANE FACTORY FARMING AND FUR-TRAPPING!
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