• Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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Ban factory farms.

    1. Janet Smith
    2. Petition by

      Janet Smith

      Edmonton, Canada

Factory farms for beef, veal, poultry, eggs, and fish all keep animals in cruel conditions, and most use methods of torture to live animals during their lives and to end their lives. 95% of animal food in American stores is from such cruelty laden factory farms. The conditions are the most difficult to keep clean and the waste from the animals and their housing is polluting rivers and soils with billions of pounds of excrement every year. Vegetation-eating animals are fed dry food made of the bodies of other of the same kind of animal, that is, chickens are fed food with processed bodies of other chickens and cows are fed food containing processed substances that include parts of bodies of other cows. The conditions are usually so crowded, that disease is only kept at bay with antibiotics, which then are in the food we eat, contributing to our resistance to antibiotics when used purposely to humans. "When stunners (meant to render hogs unconscious) aren't effective, hogs are sometimes sent into the scalding tanks to often the skin of dead pigs, while they are still alive and conscious" Freston, Kathy, "Veganist", 2011, p. 167. All these are not unusual instances, they are the norm today. You do not have to be a vegetarian to recognize that the factory farm methods are not made for living beings.

This is an issue of food safety, of animal cruelty, of environmental safety and of sustainable agriculture.

Stop factory farms. Write to your Congressman in the USA and to your PM in Canada to ban all factory farming methods and all factory farms.

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    • Grace U. CHARLOTTE, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Factory farming is ridiculous, any killing of animals, especially in such a way, should end and NOW!

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    • Alice Gheorghiu LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Treating these poor innocent beings with so much cruelty from the moment they are borne till their lives are cut short in the most heinous way so that people can eat them is not acceptable anymore for a planet that struggle with the population explosion. If no one cares about the billion of innocent livers that we send to death every year, at least think about the future of our planet and the future of your children. We owe them to preserve this world, and stop acting so selfishly. Please ban the Factory Farming

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    • Amy Warren KAUFMAN, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      Americans are arming themselves with knowledge against this inhumane and unhealthy practice! Boycott these companies that treat their animals so inhumanely! It is proven that this is very unhealthy and is done to increase PROFIT for these greedy, Despicable companies!

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    • elizabeth carter CHICAGO, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      sign and share

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    • Carol Todd GUFFEY, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      Because of the living hell in factory farms, I do not eat pork or veal, and very little chicken or beef. I will not support these cruelties. Buffalo is so much better for you, along with wild caught fish and eggs from local chickens. All animals should live a life according to its own nature, no matter how short. My friends in Denmark say they do not allow factory farms, and are much healthier than we are.

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