We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now, enforcing laws that those who abuse farm animals on 'factory' and 'family farms' with the intent to hurt or kill for pleasure be charged with felony animal cruelty to farm animals and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Specifically, hitting with fists or other objects, kicking, stabbing or poking with pitchforks or...
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now, enforcing laws that those who abuse farm animals on 'factory' and 'family farms' with the intent to hurt or kill for pleasure be charged with felony animal cruelty to farm animals and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Specifically, hitting with fists or other objects, kicking, stabbing or poking with pitchforks or other sharp tools, burning, spraying toxic aerosols into eyes, electrocuting, cutting off limbs, tails, ears or facial features while alive, pulling teeth out without pain medication, dragging live animals on the ground, suffocating, starving, skinning alive, shoving objects into rectum, slaughtered alive.
Farm animals used for dairy and meat supply have been tortured and silenced long enough. People from all over the globe have now become enlightened to farm animal abuse because of the Ohio Conklin Dairy Farm undercover investigation that went viral in May 2010, exposing dairy farm workers sadistically abusing cows and young calves. Conklin Dairy farm worker abuse is nowhere near an isolated case, although it is one of the first times much of the world has become enlightened to the harsh truth that for so long has been hidden, outing farm animal cruelty. Thanks to Mercy for Animals, networking sites such as Youtube and Facebook, as well as a few brave media outlets and news anchors finally taking a stand and holding hands with activists, these poor silenced animals, who for so long have suffered a heart-wrenching and painful holocaust at the hands of man, now have a voice.
There is no difference in the level of pain farm animals endure than those of domestic animals, or you and I. Therefore, there should be no discrimination of those who are used for our food. If anything, farm animals should receive greater rights and protection because of the amount of pain and suffering they endure throughout their lives for our food.
We should respect these animals for what they must endure, not ridicule; We should protect these animals for what they endure, not abuse.
It is US law that humans shall not be treated with discrimination because of race, therefore it should be law that no animal shall be treated with discrimination because of speciesism. We are all Earthlings and we all deserve rights and protection from abuse and neglect. Protection and law should not only be a human's constitutional right, but also an animal’s.
Not only have the animals suffered, but also men, women and children who have witnessed these heinous acts of cruelty.
We the people of the United States of America come together and ask our Government to do the right thing and enforce felony criminal charges on any man or woman who for pleasure, inflicts pain and suffering on farm animals.
"This country, with it's institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." -Abraham Lincoln "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." -Abraham Lincoln