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 your request.

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