Stop the Slaughter of Sick or Injured Turkeys and Chickens

About the Petition

In U.S. slaughterhouses nearly 1 million sick or injured turkeys and chickens are boiled alive each year. Employees in these facilities fail to kill them before they are dropped in scalding water.

Chickens and turkeys are not protected under the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, whereas cows, pigs, and other animals are; as a result, birds aren’t required to be rendered unconscious before slaughtering.

Stand with organizations such as the Farm Sanctuary, and demand the USDA create regulations to ban the vicious slaughter of sick and injured birds.

Photo Credit: Fernando Nieto Fotografía/Getty Images

To: Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

We, the undersigned, urge the USDA to create regulations that will keep injured or sick chickens and turkeys in the U.S. from being boiled alive.

I stand with organizations such as the Farm Sanctuary in demanding the USDA create regulations to ban the vicious slaughter of sick and injured birds.


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    Robert Ford
    Cheyenne, WY
    10 months ago
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    Luisa Giustini
    10 months ago
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    Jan Jans
    Heroica Cárdenas, TAB
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    Liz Smith
    McHenry, IL
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    Frank Herrera
    Lamont, CA
    10 months ago
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    Sandra Hazzard
    Riverview, FL
    10 months ago
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    Florence Arnold
    Connelly Springs, NC
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    John Taylor Jr
    Panama City Beach, FL
    10 months ago
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    Monica Pena
    Houston, TX
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    Carolina Pereira
    United Kingdom
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    Heidi Ronquillo
    Miami, FL
    10 months ago
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    Carl Beekman Ph D
    Kissimmee, FL
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    Ellen Frank
    San Francisco, CA
    10 months ago
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    Kevin Funderburk
    Biloxi, MS
    10 months ago

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