The Viva Vine: vol #3, no #3: May / June 1994
Making downers unprofitable
The Downed Animal Protection Act currently pending in the U.S. Senate (S.367) and U.S. House of
Represen-tatives (H.R. 559) needs your active support. The legislation will make it illegal for
stockyards to dump living animals on dead piles, to abandon downed animals, or to drag downed
animals to slaughter with chains. But mostly, through this legislation, downed animals (those
immobilized from sickness or from being crippled) will not be allowed to be sold. "Downers" exist
because of neglect and abuse. If neglect and abuse of livestock didn't pay off for a rancher, a
lot of cruelty would cease to exist.
For more information, contact Farm Sanctuary, P.O. Box 150,
Watkins Glen, NY 14891, 607/583-2225. Send a donation and a self addressed stamped envelope with
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