1: "DOWNED ANIMAL PROTECTION ACT" (S. 267)
2: Leahy-Fitzgerald "FORCED MOLTING" Amendment, and
Akaka-Leahy "DOWNED ANIMAL" Protection Amendment
to S. 1191 (the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill). .
There is strong opposition to "Downed Animal Protection
Act" now in the Senate. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association wants
to sell "carcasses" of sick downed animals and expressed concerns about
a federal ban. Meanwhile, Rendering plants, which used to buy
"carcasses" for processing into "animal feed" and other "products", now
is opposing "Downed Animal Protection Act".
Let's contact US Senators to urge them to Co-Sponsor and
Support the Downed Animal Protection Act and Forced Molting Amendments.
Sample Letter below:
SAMPLE LETTER :
Please place your Name, Address at the Beginning and End of your letter.
Please state that you are a "Constituent(s)" or a "U.S. Constituents"
(if you live in US) :
From: Your Name,
City, State, Zip
U.S. Constituents or Constituents ( if you live in US)
Co-Sponsor/Support Downed Animal Protection Act.
Co-Sponsor/Support two humane Amendments to S. 1191:
Leahy-Fitzgerald Forced Molting Amendments
Akaka-Leahy Downed Animal Amendments :
Dear Senator ,
As a voter and concerned citizen, I'm urging you to
support the following Humane legislation:
Co-Sponsor/ Support the Downed Animal Protection Act (S. 267)
Co-Sponsor / Support the two Humane Amendments to S. 1191,
the Leahy-Fitzgerald Forced Molting Amendments and
Akaka-Leahy Downed Animal Amendments :
1) Please Co-Sponsor and Support Downed Animal
Protection Act (S. 267): Senator Daniel Akaka had introduced S.267, the
Downed Animal Protection Act on Feb. 6, 2001. A bill to amend the
Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, to make it unlawful for any
stockyard owner, market agency, or dealer to transfer or market
nonambulatory livestock, and for other purposes. The cattle industry
wants to sell the downed animal "carcasses" to the rendering plants.
However, many articles showed that Mad Cow outbreak may have been caused
by animal Rendering plants. The Rendering plants blend the raw product
in order to maintain a certain ratio between the carcasses of pets,
livestock, poultry waste and supermarket rejects. These are dumped into
giant grinders at rendering plants, as are the entire bodies of cows and
other farm animals known to be diseased. About 75 percent of the
ninety-million beef cattle in America are routinely given feed that has
been "enriched" with rendered animal parts. The gruesome mix is ground,
steam-cooked, the lighter, fatty material floating to the top gets
refined for use in such products as cosmetics, lubricants, soaps,
candles, and waxes. The heavier protein material is dried and pulverized
into a brown powder about a quarter of which consists of fecal material.
The powder is used as an additive to almost all pet food as well as to
2: Akaka-Leahy Downed Animal Amendment - to Prevent
funding for inspections of meat obtained from "downed animals," farm
animals (cows, steer, sheep, and pigs) who, because of illness or
injury, are completely unable to walk. Currently, these animals are
kicked, dragged, prodded with electric shocks, and even bulldozed in an
effort to move them at stockyards, auctions and other intermediate
markets, en route to slaughter. By prohibiting inspections of meat from
downed animals, the Akaka-Leahy amendment will ensure that such animals
can't be used for human food, thereby creating an incentive to treat
animals better so that they don't become too weak or sick to walk.
3: Leahy-Fitzgerald Forced Molting Amendment - to
Prevent taxpayer funding, under the National School Lunch and School
Breakfast Programs, for the purchase of eggs produced at facilities that
intentionally starve their hens for up to two weeks
as a form of "forced molting." Forced molting, aside from being patently
inhumane, also dramatically increases the likelihood of salmonella
transmission to humans.
Ten Billions of sentient animals each year are killed
for "food" in U.S. Every day, billions of animals suffer from the
horror, shock and pain which is no less than the terror and tragedy in
the World Trade Center. The European Commission's activities on animal
welfare now start with the recognition that animals are "sentient
beings". They recently have many Legislations in force on animal welfare
issues to set standards for the welfare of animals on the farm, during
transport and at
slaughter. The humane legislation for "agriculture" animals in the
United States is far behind the European Commission.
We will only vote for the legislators who is
compassionate to the billions of suffering "sentient" animals and
concerned about our national health. Please stop the very cruel selling
and killing of crippled downed animals for unethical profits. Please
stop the very cruel unethical "Forced Molting" in egg industry. All of
these cruel behaviors from the meat/dairy and egg industries are
endangering American public health greatly.
Thank you for your urgent help.
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