From Farm Sanctuary
In an attempt to thwart our efforts to protect farm animals from extreme confinement in the Commonwealth, agriculture interests are promoting a misleading bill that would likely bolster the inhumane status quo. By establishing a livestock care standards board, S335 would allow unelected officials to advise the Department of Agriculture about animal agriculture practices and, by creating the illusion of regulation, deter legislators from enacting true animal welfare reforms.
The purpose of S355 — supported by industry groups like the Farm Bureau — is to stop the Massachusetts Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act and prevent the banning of battery cages, gestation crates and veal crates in Massachusetts. Creating agribusiness-dominated “livestock care boards” such as the one proposed in S355 is a common tactic employed by the industry to fight even modest farm animal welfare reforms.
On July 21, 2011, S355 will be heard by the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture at 10 a.m. in the State House in Boston, and we need all the help we can get to fight this potentially damaging bill. Please join us in protecting Massachusetts’s farm animals by taking action today.
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From the Cleveland Animal Protective League (Cleveland, Ohio 44113)
Hailey and her two littermates didn’t have the best start in life. They arrived at the Cleveland APL underweight, bloated, and under-socialized after spending the first four months of their lives in a home where they were kept exclusively indoors and had virtually no interaction with people and no veterinary care. As a result, the adorable German Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog mix puppies were extremely frightened of everyone and everything.
Because of our foster care program, which is supported by donors like you, Hailey and her littermates got the time and attention they needed to prepare them to become well-adjusted members of their new families. In fact, Hailey (pictured here) already has been adopted!
But, as we’re celebrating this happy ending, we’re coping with an astounding number of new arrivals daily. Honestly, the patter of little paws hasn’t been this loud in a long time.
Can you give our animals a hand by sending a gift to the Cleveland APL today? Your donation will literally save lives by helping offset the cost of caring for all those new sets of paws–as well as those that have a few miles on them.
Thank you for giving them a hand.
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