Speak Up for Farmed Animals Before It's Too Late!
For years, consumers have been misled to believe that purchasing products with a USDA "Organic" label also guaranteed higher animal welfare standards, but that simply isn’t true. In fact, a number of large organic farms in the U.S. deny animals access to sunlight, and employ cruel mutilation practices such as debeaking and tail docking.
Last year, the USDA finally introduced a new rule to clarify and strengthen animal welfare standards under the "Organic" label — and it was so close to passing, until the Trump administration stalled it. Even worse, it has also threatened to scrap it all together depending on what the American public has to say, and we don’t have much time!
We have until this Friday, June 9 at 11:59 pm ET to make our voices heard. Please speak up for farmed animals by following the simple steps below.
1) Click this link.
2) Use the sample text below to help draft your comment, or simply copy and paste it into the comment field.
As a US citizen who deeply cares about the suffering of animals, I urge the USDA to choose Option 1, and let the National Organic Program: Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices, to pass and become effective without further delay.
Currently, there are a number of certified organic farming operations which deny animals access to sunlight, and employ cruel mutilation practices such as debeaking and tail docking. Passing this rule is a step in the right direction to meet consumer expectations of the USDA "Organic" label.
3) Fill out your details and click Continue. You will then be shown a preview of your comment. Once you’re happy with it, click Submit.
4) Please share this alert with your friends and family before the submission deadline this Friday!