Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Federal judge gobbles up courtroom contentions for turkeys

Currently, East Bay Animal Advocates along with The Humane Society of the United States, Mississippi Poultry Workers Equality and Respect, Western North Carolina Workers Center and several poultry consumers are challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s policy of excluding turkeys, chickens, and other birds killed for human consumption from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958.

Marilyn Hall Patel, the federal judge presiding over the case, heard arguments for the lawsuit earlier this week in San Francisco. Read a news report from The Poutlry Site about the case. Plus, check out this informative news report from KTVU-2.

Don’t forget to voice for your concern for poultry. Write a quick letter to the USDA today.

There’s a story behind the photograph featured in today's blog. Earlier this month, a hundred car collusion occurred along Highway 99 near Fresno. As The Associated Press image reveals, a live-haul turkey truck bound for the slaughterhouse was involved in the large-scale crash.

The journey to the slaughterhouse is a nightmare. Please educate yourself about the lives of turkeys in the meat industry.