Protect Kentucky Farm Animals From Cruelty
  • Petitioned Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission

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Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission
Commissioner of Agriculture
James Comer
State Veterinarian, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Dr. Robert Stout
Associate Dean of Research, UK College of Agriculture
Nancy M. Cox
Chair, KY Animal Control Advisory Board
Dr. Linda K. Grimes
Kentucky Farm Bureau
Danny Wilkinson
Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Charles Townsend
Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association
Darrell L. Link
Kentucky-078
State Rep. Thomas McKee
Kentucky
Gov. Steve Beshear
Kentucky-009
State Sen. David Givens

Protect Kentucky Farm Animals From Cruelty

    1. Kentucky Coalition  for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty
    2. Petition by

      Kentucky Coalition for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty

      KY

There is no excuse for cramming pregnant pigs into crates, keeping calves tied up in tiny, dark stalls, and cutting off parts of cows' tails without any painkillers. These are standard for the livestock industry at the moment, but Kentucky can and should do better than to mistreat animals in this way.

The Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission was created to “establish standards governing the care and well-being of on-farm livestock,” but instead the Commission is attempting to enshrin these cruel pratices into law.  

Here are what the expert say about permitting dairy cows to have their tails cut off and farm animals to be confined in cages so small they’re unable to even turn around:

·         Renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin states, “Gestation crates are a real problem. Basically you’re asking a sow to live in an airline seat.” She continues, We’ve got to treat animals right, and gestation stalls have got to go.”

·         Randy Strauss, CEO of Strauss Veal (the nation’s largest veal producer) calls veal crates “inhumane and archaic” and says they“do nothing more than subject a calf to stress, fear, physical harm and pain.”

·         “The cumulative body of research on tail docking speaks loudly. The early reported benefits do not exist, and tail docking is now more of a producer preference than a cow cleanliness/udder health issue… The dairy industry should eliminate the routine practice of docking tails.” -- Thomas Quaife, editor, Dairy Herd Management

We all know that confining and mutilating animals like this is not right. Consumers are increasingly speaking out against these cruelties and there is simply no excuse.

Kentucky residents oppose these inhumane practices, and our laws should reflect this! Attempts by the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission to justify these types of cruelties is bad public policy!

Please help protect Kentucky farm animals by signing this petition and contacting Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer at (502) 573-0450 & Kentucky State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout at (502) 564-3956 and voice your opposition to gestation crates, veal crates, and cattle tail docking!  

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      Please help protect Kentucky farm animals by signing this petition and contacting Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer at (502) 573-0450 & Kentucky State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout at (502) 564-3956 and voice your opposition to gestation crates, veal crates, and cattle tail docking!

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    • Meredith Huntley WALTHAM, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We should unite our causes! I am petitioning for ALL animals in Kentucky!

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    • Anna Sallustio BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      My love for all animals. I dont want to see them tortured. People forget that they feel and hurt just like we do.

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    • Round the World Animals NFSDKNVCKS, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      There is no excuse for cramming pregnant pigs into crates, keeping calves tied up in tiny, dark stalls, and cutting off parts of cows' tails without any painkillers.

      Please, sign and spread! 838 needed.

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    • julia pardoe BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      to stop this cruelty

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    • Patricia Baldwin R.CUCAMONGA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Mahatma Gandhi said:

      "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.

      I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man."

      Martin Luther King, Jr. said,

      "Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe?

      Expediency asks the question: Is it politic?

      Vanity asks the question: Is it popular?

      But, conscience asks the question: Is it right?

      And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right."

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