The Viva Vine: vol #3, no #3: May / June 1994
An Act of humaneness for billions
While the 1958 federal Humane Methods of Slaughter Act has extended to mammals in the U.S.
since 1958, it has never covered poultry. When there are 7 billion chickens slaughtered every
year in this country, this adds up to an unfathomable amount of animal cruelty.
Today, thanks to Congressman Andrew Jacobs, Jr., we have H.R. 649, the Humane Methods of
Poultry Slaughter Act of 1993. It would simply mandate that poultry be rendered insensible to
pain prior to being killed. Without delay, contact your U.S. Congressperson to voice your support
for this legislation.
Write or call United Poultry Concerns, P.O. Box 59367, Potomac, MD 20859; 301/948-2406. Send
a donation and a self addressed stamped envelope with your written request.
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