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Originally Posted: June 5, 2012

Why is the ASPCA in the slaughter business?

FROM United Poultry Concerns (UPC)


Read ASPCA Press Release (PDF): "The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a $151,100 grant to Farm Forward that will be used to promote humane poultry welfare at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch in Lindsborg, Kan. Good Shepherd, which is run by farmer Frank Reese, raises pasture-based, vegetarian-fed heritage breed chickens and turkeys free of unnecessary antibiotics in spacious, welfare-friendly conditions."

If you think it is wrong for the ASPCA to be in the business of funding and promoting animal slaughter and pretending that a factory farm is NOT a factory farm and doing nothing to promote truly compassionate animal care and compassionate eating, let them know, and while you're at it, ask them where and how the birds are being slaughtered, since they forgot to mention that part in the press release.

424 E. 92nd St
New York, NY 10128-6804

Bret Hopman (646) 291-4574
[email protected]

Farm Forward
Ben Goldsmith
(347) 987-1942
[email protected]

ASPCA's farm animal welfare campaign director
Suzanne McMillan
(212) 876-7700
[email protected]


"The public comes to feel that the use of animals for food is in some way acceptable, since even the animal welfare people say so. This cannot help but make it much more difficult to eliminate the practice in the future. Far better to follow the strategy of union activists, who demand 20 percent in the hope of receiving at least 10 percent." – Harriet Schleifer, "Images of Death and Life," 1985. 

Thank you for everything you do for animals!