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CRITICAL ACTION ALERT!!!

This just in from the ASPCA Advocacy Center (abridged for ease of reading):

State-level bills are pending in Annapolis that would place all control regarding the treatment of farm animals in the hands of the farm industry!

RIGHT NOW, act to defeat Senate Bill 254 and House Bill 676, which aim to create a Livestock and Poultry Care Advisory Board that would have total control over the acceptable treatment of millions of animals. This board would not be required to accept input by citizens, animal control experts or even the Maryland General Assembly when deciding how our animals should treated. All its decisions would be final.

During a recent hearing on this bill, a representative from the State was asked if humane treatment would be considered when establishing care standards. His response was that such a concern was not relevant to animals raised for food.

Needless to say, this has the potential to turn a horrific situation even MORE horrific.

What You Can Do

Please help prevent the creation of this Livestock and Poultry Advisory Board, which, if established, will have the power to sanction any kind of treatment to farm animals it deems appropriate—no matter how inhumane.

Click on this link and follow the instructions: http://capwiz.com/aspca/issues/alert/?alertid=32997541

2 comments to CRITICAL ACTION ALERT!!!

  • victoria figurelli
    FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT IS DONE TO RELIEVE THE PAIN OF THESE FARM ANIMALS. IF THIS BILL GOES THRU THE IS A STEP BACK FOR THESE POOR ANIMALS AND A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR ALL THAT HAS WORKED THEMSELVES CRAZY TRYING TO HELP THEM .HOW DO YOU BRAVERIRD NOT SUFFER SOME BURNOUT. WHEN I TAKE IN ANOTHER CHICKEN TO BY BACKYARD THAT SOMEONE DOES NOT WANT ANYMORE I ONLY CAN REALIZE YOU CANT SAVE THEM ALL .IT GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW HEARTLESS HUMANS CAN BE. THEY WOULD NOT TREAT A DOG OR A CAT LIKE THIS ITS DISGUSTING.
  • bravebird
    Burnout is definitely a risk for any activist, for sure. I think boundaries are critical — as you say, one cannot save everyone. The key is to stop the gazillions of “farm” animals from being born in the first place except for those who aren’t so mangled by genetic tinkering that they can go wild once more — we have created these creatures, we continue to force them to be born, and we continue to bend them to our wills. So, yes, you save everyone you can, but know that the key is to stop them from being created in the first place. AND of course this will never be accomplished in our lifetimes so you just continue to do what you can and hope that more folks will do the same…..

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