Support the Prevention of
Farm Animal Cruelty Act
“The federal government spends more than $1 billion a year on animal products for various federal programs like the National School Lunch Program.” Animals used for these programs come from factory farms where they are confined in battery cages, gestation crates, and veal crates and U.S. federal tax dollars support all three of these systems! These systems “deny animals on farms enough room to even stand up, turn around or lie down!”
“The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (HR 4733 ) would prohibit the government from purchasing any animal products from animals raised in veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages"
Sign the petition and send a message that we will no longer tolerate "inhumane treatment of animals raised for food!"
Stop Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms:
Urge the FDA to Enforce Stricter Regulations
70% of antibiotics in the U.S. are used by the agriculture industry despite the risk to human health. Because the use of antibiotics on farm animals has become necessary due to the cramped, cruel, and unnatural conditions in which they are confined, those interested in agriculture have “pushed for relaxed regulations”.
Because factory farm animals are kept in confined spaces “where proper sanitation is difficult, if not impossible” they are fed antibiotics to prevent disease and to “force them to grow faster and larger despite their stressful environments”.
“The overuse of antibiotics on farm animals has been linked to increased drug resistance in common bacteria like Salmonella, E. coli and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), threatening our ability to treat illness and disease in humans.”
Since this is especially true for the elderly and children, The American Academy of Pediatrics along with other leading health organizations have “advocated for more responsible use of antibiotics by the animal agriculture industry in order to protect public health.”
Even though the FDA issued “a draft guidance document acknowledging this connection between human health and antibiotic use on factory farms”, they merely made “unenforceable recommendations to limit the use of certain drugs”.
Please speak out about “the overuse and misuse of antibiotics on farm animals” by signing this petition:
No on Bill S.527
“Factory farms could be exempt from the Clean Air Act under a new bill introduced in Congress. Greenhouse gasses generated from animal agriculture are a top cause of climate change but Big Agribusiness doesn’t want to take responsibility. Tell your legislators that this bill stinks!”
“As factory farms have crammed more and more animals into tighter and tighter spaces, modern pharmaceuticals have become regular tools of the trade. But this mad science has hatched unintended consequences: more germs that are resistant to antibiotics. Now legislation has been introduced in Congress to stop this reckless behavior. Take action!”