FDA/USDA Approved "Humanely Raised" Label on Meat Products
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If you are like me, hardly vegan (but trying), not so wealthy, but are concerned about the way that animals are treated before their by-products end up on the shelves, then you are probably struggling to find the right meat brands to purchase at the store.
You realize that 'Cage Free' is not all that it is said to be. Perhaps you are aware that there exists few Third-Party "Humane Certifiers" but do not have sufficient information about certifiers to make a decision. You are loyal to your local co-op. You have already decided to become vegan, perhaps, so to not contribute to the high demand of meat. Still, you would like to see more efforts by the United States government to protect ALL animals against unnecessary abuse, and hold accountable workers and leaderdhip who take advantage of animals in their line of work. Especially the ones who are forced into, or born inside the meat factories. The ones who end up in our dinner, gummy bears, and what have you. The ones whose bodily fluids are extracted at an alarming rate and frequency, all to satisfy our godly complexes.
Would you like to be a bit more proactive about animal welfare in the meat industry, but are not in the position to do so physically, politically, or any other way? Are you sick of discovering that some of the most violent, most sickening things you can imagine happen to be a reality for over 65 billion animals each year because of humans? 39 billion of whom are killed right here in the U.S.. Thanks in part to our ruthelessly capitalistic government whose interests seem to be geared towards industrialism, rather than comity and governance, and the freedom that they bestow upon their corporate friends in order to maximies profit.
If you feel strongly about our government's role in the welfare of factory animals, then please sign this petition to let the FDA know that there's a much higher demand for Humanely Raised meat than the make-believe 'Cage Free' labels on meat from suffereing and tortured animals.
-Yasmine Coulibaly, Miss Oshkosh 2017.
"The animal industry has created these quality assurance programs in response to pressure
from food retailers, including grocery stores and chain restaurants, and to avoid
government regulation and third-party audits . In most cases, the guidelines were
developed with little or no public input, by scientists and industry officials with expertise
in animal production, not animal welfare. These guidelines allow numerous inhumane
practices and fail to provide animals with freedom from hunger, discomfort, pain, fear
and distress and the freedom to express normal behavior (referred to as the "Five
Freedoms"). In addition, the areas of transportation, use of genetic selection, and the care
of breeding animals are not sufficiently addressed . A review of animal industry
guidelines for dairy cattle, pigs, meat chickens and laying hens conducted for this report
noted a total of more than 50 major violations of the Five Freedoms.
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