Extend Downer Protections to ALL Animals

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Originally Posted: 19 April 2010

Extend Downer Protections to ALL Animals

FROM Farm Sanctuary

The USDA closed a loophole and banned downed cattle from being slaughtered and entering the human food supply. This ban needs to be extended to all species of livestock, including pigs, sheep and goats.


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Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250

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All animals suffer when they are unable to stand and walk on their own and are pushed and prodded to the slaughter line. Protections need to be expanded to all species.

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