Help Stop Use of Downed Meat in Our Meat Supply
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Help Stop Use of Downed Meat in Our Meat Supply

    1. Anastasia Rader
    2. Petition by

      Anastasia Rader

      Gastonia, NC

U.S.D.A definition of a downed animal: Any nonambulatory animal that cannot stand/walk unassisted due to illness or injury.

The National Meat Association is trying to overturn a law passed by the state of California that excludes "downer meat" from our meat supply. Why is this important to you? Because California is one of the largest beef suppliers in the U.S.A.
Their slaughterhouses distribute meat across the country to restaurants, grocery stores, and even the National School Lunch Program.

Downed animals have an increased risk of numerous health issues, like E.Coli, Salmonella, and BSE (Mad Cow Disease). "Farmers" are complaining that it costs too much to euthanize these cattle, and that they are losing too much money. But is it worth the health risk they would be giving the consumer?

They also argue that federal law states that it is okay for companies to "sometimes sell meat from downed animals to consumers", and that this should override state law. If this law is overturned, there are so many other state laws that will come light and be argued.

These animals are SICK. And consumers should not have to eat "sick meat". Please help me get this passed! A decision should be made in Jan/Feb 2012. Thank you for your support.

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    • andrea labbe SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      healthy food breeds healthy people - if the food is sick, so are we. this horrific act upon animals has GOT to stop. and us humans need to treat our bodies better as well. sickening.

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      • over 2 years ago

      I am happy to be vegan.

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    • Bonny Stroebel PRETORIA, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      Mother Earth nurtures us, she feeds us, and she teaches us. The beauty of all living things resides with her and it is our duty to protect and look after what we have. No more cruelty, no more torcher, no more killing for greed, No More! We need to step up as human beings and protect the earth and all living things equally!

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    • Bud Adam AKRON, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      THIS IS WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS,THE GOVERNMENT MIGHT NOT CARE ABOUT RELIGION,BUT THERE ARE THOSE OF US WHO DO,AND IT'S WRITTEN THAT YOU SHALL NOT EAT AN ANIMAL THAT HAS DIED OF HIS OWN CAUSES,I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THAT INCLUDES DYING...YOU DO THIS TO SQUEEZE OUT THE LAST $,AND THE PEOPLE TRUST YOU...NO MORE

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    • Grace U. CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      "As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty , no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together." -Isaac Bashevis Singer

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