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Tom
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AB 1437 will require that all shelled eggs sold in California as of January 1, 2015 be in compliance with the basic animal care standards set forth in the Prevention Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which was approved by 63.5 percent of voters in November 2008.



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Tom M. (819)
Tuesday May 19, 2009, 9:49 pm
California: Improve Hen Welfare and Food Safety

The California legislature is considering legislation, AB 1437, that would protect California consumers from the deleterious public health, food safety, and animal welfare effects of the sale of eggs derived from egg-laying hens who suffer from significant stress and have increased exposure to Salmonella, the leading cause of food-borne illness-related death in the United States.

AB 1437 will require that all shelled eggs sold in California as of January 1, 2015 be in compliance with the basic animal care standards set forth in the Prevention Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which was approved by voters in November 2008 by a 63.5 percent margin. Proposition 2 was favored by voters in 47 of California’s 58 counties and received more YES votes than any other citizen initiative in California history.

AB 1437 was recently introduced and we need to make sure all legislators know about it and about our strong support.

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Please make a brief, polite phone call to your California assemblymember to urge support of AB 1437. Click here to find your representative and the office phone number.

After you make your phone call, please use the form at the right to automatically send a follow-up email to your assemblymember urging support for AB 1437. Your legislators receive a lot of email, so be sure to personalize the subject line and the text below so that your message will stand out and have more of an impact.

Subject: Support AB 1437: Improve Hen Welfare and Food Safety

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I urge you to support AB 1437 when it comes up for a floor vote this session. The intent of AB 1437 is to protect California consumers from the deleterious public health, food safety, and animal welfare effects of the sale of eggs derived from egg-laying hens who suffer from significant stress and have increased exposure to Salmonella, the leading cause of food-borne illness-related death in the United States.

It is well documented that animals raised for food production who are provided at least minimum accommodation of their natural behaviors and physical needs are healthier and safer for human consumption. The stressful, overcrowded, unhygienic conditions in battery cage operations increase the likelihood that consumers will be exposed to higher levels of food-borne pathogens.

Thank you.

[Your Name]
 

Dalia H. (1281)
Tuesday May 19, 2009, 9:52 pm
You have already participated in this advocacy campaign.
Noted and signed Dearest Tom:)
Love, Black Dalia:)
 

. (0)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 3:36 am
noted
 

Chrissy N. (118)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 3:41 am
I consider myself so lucky to have my own free range girls who donate eggs to me on a daily basis. Noted, but unable to sign.
 

Joycey B. (750)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 3:49 am
Couldn't sign. Thanks Tom.

We're sorry, but it appears that you are not eligible to participate in this campaign.
 

Misti Blue (41)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 8:09 am
Noted and signed with thanks Tom!
 

Tierney G. (383)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 9:41 am
I could not sign either. Thanks Tom
 

mary f. (180)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 11:17 am
noted could'nt sign tom
 

Tom M. (819)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 11:34 am
Evidently you have to be a California resident to sign this petition. Thanks to those who tried but couldn't, and those who did :)
 

Kari D. (192)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 4:53 pm
noted but couldn't sign not from CA
 

Leigh B. (211)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 7:54 pm
signed but dont know if it went through because not a resident of California. thanks Tom
 

Mandi T. (427)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 10:15 pm
We are Calif Residents lol
Signed Tx deat Tom
 

Mary P. (177)
Saturday May 23, 2009, 5:15 pm
Noted Thank you Tom. Unable to sign even though could fill in all the blanks

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