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Each year in America over 9 billion poultry are slaughtered for human consumption. Right now the majority of animals slaughtered for human consumption in America, such as chickens and turkeys, are exempt from the 1958 Humane Slaughter Act. These chickens and turkeys are shackled upside down and have their heads dipped in 12 seconds of electrified water. They have their arteries mechanically cut and while they are still alive are dumped into boiling water. We must come together by signing this petition and telling our Congress that we want ALL animals kept and killed for human consumption to be treated humanely. We must tell Congress that ALL animals must be rendered insensible to pain before they are harvested. Slaughter houses must use CO2 or other non-painful means to stun ALL animals. Congress must provide monetary penalties to companies and individuals in this new bill so that doing the right thing for America will become common practice. Let's feed our families with quality food that they deserve. Let us be proud of the food we eat and the manner it was harvested. Please sign this petition and pass it on. Thank you.

Letter to
United States Congress Members
Create Humane Treatment of Farm Animals Act 2013

Each year in America over 9 billion poultry are slaughtered for human consumption. Right now the majority of animals slaughtered for human consumption in America, such as chickens and turkeys, are exempt from the 1958 Humane Slaughter Act. These chickens and turkeys are shackled upside down and have their heads dipped in 12 seconds of electrified water. They have their arteries mechanically cut and while they are still alive are dumped into boiling water. We must come together by signing this petition and telling our Congress that we want ALL animals kept and killed for human consumption to be treated humanely. We must tell Congress that ALL animals must be rendered insensible to pain before they are harvested. Slaughter houses must use CO2 or other non-painful means to stun ALL animals. Congress must provide monetary penalties to companies and individuals in this new bill so that doing the right thing for America will become common practice. Let's feed our families with quality food that they deserve. Let us be proud of the food we eat and the manner it was harvested. Please sign this petition and pass it on. Thank you.