United Poultry Concerns PO Box 150 Machipongo, VA 23405
Phone: 757-678-7875 Fax: 757-678-5070
Like birds, rabbits will be slaughtered fully conscious.
A full-page ad in the July 28th edition of The New York
Times (sponsored by The Humane Farming Association, Animal Rights
International, and the Animal Welfare Institute) notes that the US
Department of Agriculture has classified rabbits as "poultry" to avoid
including them under the 1958 Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, from which
"poultry" are excluded.
For more information, see the ad as a PDF (60k) at
What Can I Do?
Please contact the USDA today and voice your dismay at
this new classification of rabbits. While expressing your concern about
rabbits, please urge the USDA that ALL farmed animals including chickens,
turkeys, and ducks should be included under the Humane Methods of
Slaughter Act. Write to:
Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture
US Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Begin your letter: Dear Secretary Johanns.
Keep your letter to 3 paragraphs on one side of one page. Letters sent via
regular mail may have more impact than an email – but all letters are
better than no letter. Thank you.
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that
compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
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