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Rampant Abuse at Pig Slaughter Plants ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )

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Last week brought bad news about the treatment of pigs in U.S. slaughterhouses. A report released by USDA's Office of the Inspector General [PDF] found that USDA inspectors fail to punish serious animal welfare violations at pig slaughterhouses.

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Cher C (1426)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:07 am

Please tell the USDA that Americans won’t stand for negligence in the face of cruelty. Using the text below, please email Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at...........

ere is some sample email text, but feel free to edit in your own words:

Dear Secretary Vilsack,

The ASPCA recently alerted me to the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) appalling findings about inhumane pig handling at U.S. slaughter plants. Thank you for empowering the OIG to carefully and critically evaluate such an important area of the USDA’s mandate.

I am stunned by the accounts of cruelty depicted in the report, and concerned by the continual failure of USDA inspectors to punish wrongdoers. The USDA must ensure that its employees understand requirements for proper slaughter. The agency must commit sufficient resources to enforcing animal handling laws and put an end to institutional tolerance for cruelty once and for all.

Thank you for your time and attention to this important matter.

[Your name]


Pat B (356)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:09 am
Letter sent.!!! TY, Cher for this.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:10 am
Just horrible...poor piggies. Sent email.thx cher.

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:09 am
Appalled and disgusted? Time to step off the cruelty train. Go vegan...

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:55 am
Noted and letter sent. Thanks, Cher.

Constance F (418)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:05 am
Makes me sick. My pleasure ! email revised and sent to

Ruth C (87)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:09 am

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:17 am
the only way to go is vegan. stop slaughtering the animals, and stop eating and wearing them. signed. thank you, cher.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:19 am
sent thx Cher:)

Julie E (405)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:31 am
Letter sent.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:42 am
NS& edited e-mail sent.

. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:31 am
Noted – thank you dear Cher

. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:35 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 11:05 am
thanks. sent.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:10 pm
email sent, thx. (wish I had gone to this post FIRST and not after my efforts to copy from the website! But I managed finally)

Christine S (134)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:38 pm

Solitary Eagle (324)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:38 pm
Noted and sent email.

. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:29 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:02 pm
Done, thanks.

Petra M (259)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:14 pm
Just horrible... thanks!

Sharon F (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:19 pm

Carlene V (202)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:33 pm
Pig farmers paying off the USDA inspectors or what is going on here?

Karen B (8)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:09 pm
Horrid and disgusting, animal cruelty.!! from the bible, " NO MERCY SHOWN, NO MERCY GIVEN.!!!!

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:31 pm
Done and Noted!

Natalie V (27)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:38 pm
noted / sending email in a minute

valda p (13)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:38 pm
Signed -pedophile animal abusers obtain work at these places so as they can inflict their sadisim- on these poor animals without hindrance ,the recent -most cruellest of laws against animals which was first applied for in the state of -Iowa by the governor Mr,Terry Branstad and his side kick -Joe Seng -reported to be a vetenarian -shame on him -the AG-Gag laws which prohibits any one from taking photo's and documenting any acts of cruelty to the animals -thus aiding and abetting these -monsters in their depravity -Karma.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:09 pm

Ellen Gaston (21)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:49 pm
I wrote a very heartfelt and factual letter to Vilsack. I hope he reads it and seriously considers it and all of our voices! The current scandals in the White House make for timely point-making to these politicians with respect to animal welfare and free speech/press matters. It ties in. Accountability must be restored.

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:52 pm
It wouldn't let me sign for some reason. This is completely unacceptable! When inspectors know what is going on and they choose not to address the issue I think it should be a punishable offense. And anyone who abuses or neglects an animal should be put on a national animal abuse registry. Since the inspectors were a part of the abuse I think they should get their names on it, too!

Barbara V (51)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:05 pm
I give up on the human race. What a blight to the planet!

Ludger W (65)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:33 pm

Inge B (202)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:10 am
Stop eating meat, pork and fish, it is the only way that is dignified humans.
Make Love and Peace

natalie n (164)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:18 am
thanks. a terrible thing

Patricia H. (440)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:26 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:55 am
Noted - I can only imagine the pain, trauma and suffering these poor animals feel. My heart breaks for them.

Animae C (514)
Friday May 24, 2013, 2:27 am

. (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 4:11 am

Past Member (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 6:30 am
I can nnot get the letter to form, sdo I will sen dit on my own emailin my own words. I am so tired of the human race, thankfully for theose that are good and keep me going.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:27 am

Patricia W (5)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:39 am

Jane B (30)
Friday May 24, 2013, 9:07 am
Sent email, thanks

Willetta s (3)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:32 am

Yvonne F (181)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:22 am
Thanks Cher for posting this. Email already sent!

Yvonne F (181)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:22 am
Noted too?

Winnie Adams (179)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:28 am
Previously signed.

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:55 pm
I saw a documentary a year ago about the horrific fate of pigs. I'm still having nightmares.
Most humans do not deserve to live.

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday May 24, 2013, 2:44 pm
NOted and letter sent. Thank you so much!

Dianne D (490)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:48 pm
email sent to Sec Vilsack.

Sara P (54)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:12 am
Email sent, thanks Cher.

Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:06 pm
Noted & Done. Thanks Cher

Carol H (229)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 5:13 am
action taken, thanks Cher
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