In February 2012, Andy Cheung, an egg broker, abandoned 50,000 hens on his Turlock, California egg farm, leaving the animals without food or clean water for more than two weeks. When officials finally discovered the farm, 17,000 hens had starved to death. State officials then began gassing the remaining live birds. Fortunately Animal Place and other local sanctuaries rescued 4,460 hens. This incident is just one additional reminder that it is extremely important to create better monitoring of farms.
Currently there are only very few inspectors in the state of California for a large number of farms. This is simply not enough to ensure that animals are provided the level of care they need. Monitoring and inspection must improve to prevent future tragedies!
Please sign the petition today to urge decision makers to create a higher standard for monitoring and inspection at egg-laying farms.
Dear [decision maker],
As someone who cares deeply about animals, I am writing to urge you to create a higher standard for monitoring and inspection at egg-laying farms. Currently there are very few inspectors in the state of California for the high amount of farms -- which is unacceptable!
[Your comments will be inserted here.]
In February 2012, Andy Cheung, an egg broker, abandoned 50,000 hens in his care, leaving them without food and clean water for more than two weeks. Fortunately 4,460 hens were able to be rescued, but it is extremely important to create better monitoring of farms to prevent similar future tragedies. I urge you to make this change immediately.
[Your name here]
you have the power to create change.
Start sharing and watch your impact grow
we signed: Require Higher Inspection Standards On California Egg Farms!
Require Higher Inspection Standards On California Egg Farms!
help us make this change happen
share this petition with your network & friends
thank you for sharing
your message has been sent
THIS URGENT ACTION ALSO NEEDS YOUR HELP!
embed this petition onto your site or blog
Make a difference for the issues you care about while adding cool interactive
content. Your readers sign without ever leaving your site. It's simple, just choose
your widget size and color and copy the embed code to your site or blog.