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Secretary Vilsack, USDA: Stop companies from boiling animals alive!  
If I told you a million dogs and cats were being boiled alive in the United States every year, I think you'd be outraged. Thankfully that's not happening because there are laws in place to protect them, but sadly close to a million chickens and turkeys are boiled alive every year, and tens of millions more arrive at the slaughterhouse with broken and dislocated limbs because the USDA refuses to use its legal authority to stop companies from participating in this cruelty.
Please join me, and let's ask the USDA to take reasonable action to prevent a million birds from being boiled alive. That's well over 2,000 animals boiled alive every day!
When I speak to friends and family about reducing animal cruelty, they are surprised when I tell them that existing slaughter laws do not apply to more than 98% of animals slaughtered for food. Regardless of whether or not someone chooses to eat animals, people who I have spoken with want to know that farm animals, are not boiled alive, don’t have their legs crushed, and are not mistreated in ways that are (sadly) comon
The Humane Methods of Slaughter Act is enforced by the USDA, but they decided it's acceptable to exclude chickens and turkeys—as if they're inanimate objects! That’s right, the USDA refuses to apply the Humane Slaughter Act to over 98% of the animals under its supervision and authority!
The Washington Post looked at USDA reports and conservatively estimated that nearly one million of these animals are boiled alive every year. The industry’s own documents indicate that tens of millions suffer severe trauma that leads to broken and dislocated limbs, and they are still trucked to slaughter, hung upside down on shackles for the slaughter line, and killed.
Under the Poultry Products Inspection Act, the USDA is required to push for these changes from poultry slaughterhouses, because cruelty also leads to “adulterated” meat (meat with bacteria and bruises and other bad stuff). We are taxpayers and concerned consumers who want this federal agency to take action on a logical way to reduce cruelty. If pigs or cows were killed this way, workers and facility owners could face criminal charges.
Please join me in asking the USDA to close this loophole which allows nearly one million birds to be boiled alive every year. Just as they have ways to reduce some of the worst cruelty to pigs and cows at slaughter, they should include birds in how they enforce this law
As consumers, we must demand better of those tasked to enforce basic humane standards that affect billions of animals.
Link: www.change.org/petitions/secre…
TARGET: Stop selling dangerous pet treats from China!
need your help to ask the Target Corporation to follow the example set by Petco and PetSmart and become the next national retailer to remove dangerous and potentially deadly pet treats from its stores. Target stores are responsible for a huge share of the national pet treat market.
Official figures indicate that 5,600 dogs, 24 cats, and 3 humans have become sick from contaminated jerky treats made in China. This figure sadly includes more than 1,000 dogs who suffered terribly and died. These illnesses are horrifying and often leave behind problems that will last the entire lives of our beloved pets.   The FDA is actively investigating jerky treats from China and has issued numerous warnings and cautions that there is an unknown substance in the treats that is harming pets.
My name is Tracey and my dogs Ginger and Sophie nearly lost their lives from eating unsafe treats from China.
Ginger's suffering was the worst with bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and two trips to the ICU. After Ginger became sick we had Sophie tested and we were devastated to learn that her liver function results were off the charts!  Both of my girls will have lifelong consequences from eating pet treats made in China and require daily medication just to stay alive.
Petco and PetSmart just took the lead to remove all treats from China to protect our dogs and cats from future tragedies. Why won't Target do the same?
As a regular and loyal customer, I urge Target to follow its competitors' lead! Petco's CEO Jim Myers said: “We know some pet parents are wary of dog and cat treats made in China, especially Chicken Jerky products, and we’ve heard their concerns.” Petco and PetSmart listened to their customers' concerns and acted! It's time for Target to do the same.
This is a massive threat to our families, and something must be done because these treats are injuring and killing our pets.
Please join me and demand that the Target Corporation stop selling dangerous and potentially deadly pet treats from China!
Tracey Bagatta
Link: www.change.org/petitions/targe…
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Why the 2 petitions (Pledge to Be Fur-Free !) and (Stand By Animals In China) got declined ?
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A couple months ago, I posted a comment about police brutality against dogs, and I'd like to reiterate just how severe this epidemic is.

WARNING: the following video is extremely graphic and disturbing, and contains video footage and audio of dogs being shot to death by law enforcement officers. The dogs scream in pain, and often suffer tremendously before finally dying. Viewer discretion is advised.

Click here to watch
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist
I have signed many animal petitions and will keep on signing. I have posted them in my journal. Sometimes i post some other things as well but most of the posts in my journal are Animal petitions. There are are many of them. So,if any one loves animals very much,see my journal and find the petitions post and sign as much as you can when you are free.
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] - Not necessarily abuse, but certainly a widespread over-stepping of police authority. The link is to a Google Map view of dog deaths by police officers.
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ilaaaria Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thank you very much for have added my journal in your group! :hug:
I did not know of the existence of this group! (O.O")
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