Please, read this and
sign the petition
you and I have the power to change that.
Strange, but true: Poultry -- turkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, and other birds
-- are NOT protected by humane slaughter laws in this country, even though they
make up the overwhelming majority of farm animals killed for food in the United
States (9 billion a year). Today,
Some background: Since the 1950s, the Humane Slaughter
Act has required that all livestock be rendered "insensible to pain" before
slaughter. Seems like such a modest requirement reflecting our society's belief
that animals should not suffer unnecessarily, right? Yet this most basic
requirement does not extend to more than 95 percent of the farm animals
slaughtered in this country, simply because the law does not explicitly
We need your help to change this shocking situation. To get Congress to amend
the law to provide the same basic protections for poultry that cows, pigs,
lambs, and other livestock have, we need to demonstrate widespread support as
quickly as possible.
sign the petition
- and then, please,
tell a friend.
to sign the Petition for Poultry and instantly join thousands of
compassionate Americans who are urging
Congress to amend the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.
Our goal? At least 150,000 signatures on the Petition for
Poultry by Thanksgiving, the day when millions of birds have nothing to be
grateful for. It only takes a minute of your time to
to pass the petition on to a friend.
It's that simple to make a difference for billions
of animals today - including the 46 million turkeys consumed at Thanksgiving
alone. I hope you'll agree that it's time to fix this gaping hole in our animal
welfare laws. Please,
achieve this long-overdue reform today.
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States
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