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TAKE ACTION: Tell President Obama: Reverse the USDA's Disgusting New Regulations


Health & Wellness  (tags: health, food, diet, ethics, illness, prevention, risks, safety, ethics, politics )

Beverly
- 237 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Sign our petition to President Obama: we demand real regulation of the poultry industry.



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Beverly M. (85)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:02 am
The USDA is about to slash regulations for poultry plants, saving big corporations millions at the expense of public health and workers’ safety.

Instead of trained USDA inspectors, companies will police themselves. Meanwhile, plants will be allowed to speed up production dramatically. Chickens will spend more time soaking in contaminants (including pus and feces!), and poultry plants are compensating by washing them in with chlorine. Independent experts like Food and Water Watch have shown that the new system is likely to miss serious contamination, including diseases like salmonella.

Now the only person who can reverse these regulations is President Obama. We need to send a clear message that these disgusting rules are unacceptable before the USDA tries to expand them to the pork and beef industries.

 

Natasha Salgado (457)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:11 am
Done-thx Beverly
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:12 am

Action taken . . . with NO hesitation!

Thanks, Beverly.

 

Mary T. (261)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:19 am
Signed & Noted & sharing on FB - thank you Beverly
 

. (0)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:46 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Dawn Mason (94)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 10:49 am
Done!
 

Freya H. (287)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:08 am
I stopped eating poultry years ago because of crap like this.
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 12:42 pm
Most certainly signed.
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 2:19 pm

Thanks for signing!
 

Candy L. (466)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 2:53 pm
Signed & Tweeted, Thanks
 

AniMae Chi (361)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 3:23 pm
Thanks for signing!
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:06 pm
Signed and noted. Evidently they want us to get sick...and the most vulnerable ones die off maybe??
Can't currently give Beverly another star...Thank you.
 

Adena Z. (42)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:07 pm
S^N
 

Judy C. (106)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:51 pm
This IS disgusting! Signed & tweeted. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 5:38 am
thanks
 

Mark Botermuc (32)
Monday August 26, 2013, 6:08 am
Thank you ...
 

. (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 7:18 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Beverly. The way the birds are treated before they are killed is inhumane and disgusting.
 

Peggy A. (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 8:43 am
Done
 

Esther Z. (101)
Monday August 26, 2013, 10:35 am
Noted and signed.
 

Kenny V. (1503)
Monday August 26, 2013, 11:43 am
signed and noted thanks for sharing
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Monday August 26, 2013, 12:39 pm
N&S
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Monday August 26, 2013, 12:39 pm
signed, twitted and noted, thanks
 

edward jagusiak (18)
Monday August 26, 2013, 1:25 pm
Signed & Noted
 

Stardust Noel (66)
Monday August 26, 2013, 1:33 pm
Signed & passed
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday August 26, 2013, 1:51 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Kathleen R. (130)
Monday August 26, 2013, 2:53 pm
signed & noted
 

Birgit W. (135)
Monday August 26, 2013, 3:00 pm
Signed.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 3:27 pm
Signed
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday August 26, 2013, 6:57 pm
Thanks for signing! Now can you help spread the word about this campaign by sharing it with your friends and family?

Thanks Beverly.
 

Jason Flint (5)
Monday August 26, 2013, 7:45 pm
signed and noted
 

Pat N. (8)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:48 am
Chickens soaked in chlorine....yum. Signed.
 

Susan Duncan (25)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 1:07 am
Just what we need, the fox watching the hen house. Although I haven't eaten meat or animal products of any kind in over 62 years, I am always deeply concerned about the treatment of animals in slaughterhouses and the safety of products for those who do eat meat. Obviously massive profit is the great captain steering the meat industry, health and safety of consumers can fall off the ship, I guess, is the prevailing attitude. Makes no sense that this policy was ever even seriously considered. Which industry will next be allowed to "police itself" potentially putting citizens at risk?
 

Judith Abel (151)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 3:13 am
signed
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:18 am
Noted
 

jeanne schreurs (186)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:16 am
Thanks for signing
 

Lona Goudswaard (61)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 11:11 am
S&N
 

Jeanne Rogers (367)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 5:19 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:32 pm
Signed
 

Dale O. (177)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:59 am
I avoid factory farmed chicken and the bad conditions and eat organic chicken from small farms.
This is hardly surprising given that the U.S. has a Monsanto ex-CEO Michael R. Taylor as commissioner for foods at the Food and Drug Administration. Not good for the food chain. Give it 50 years and Monsanto and its seeds of destruction will wipe out every living natural plant on the planet. Rock pate, anyone? Or will Monsanto patent rocks next?
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday September 2, 2013, 6:02 pm
Done
 
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