In compounds locked away and out of sight, Big Ag is always searching for new ways to squeeze every last cent out of already abused and neglected animals.
At the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, farm animals are subjected to outrageous experiments in hopes of increasing meat industry profits.
Cows, pigs and sheep are re-engineered to give birth to more babies than nature intended, resulting in deformities and early death. In one experiment, which has been going on for a decade, newborn lambs are abandoned in open fields, bleating for their mothers for days until starvation, climate or predators take their toll — all in hopes of saving the industry a bit of money on their care.
What’s worse is, it’s a tax-funded facility, so you’re paying for it.
After The New York Times exposed this, we worked with legislators to introduce a bill to protect animals used in agricultural experiments at federal facilities under the Animal Welfare Act. Please make quick phone calls to Rep. John Larson (202) 225-2265 and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (202) 224-2823 and Sen. Chris Murphy (202) 224-4041 and urge support for HR 746/S 388, The Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors (AWARE) Act.
The Nebraska center — one of 40 such tax-funded facilities across the country — is a sad example of the chokehold that Big Ag has on our government and our food supply. So too are the “ag-gag” bills popping up state by state — legislation which, if passed, would keep the public in the dark about food safety violations and environmental issues on factory farms.
Whether pushing shady, taxpayer-funded experiments to boost its bottom line or working to silence whistleblowers, Big Ag’s goal is to keep you in the dark and go on, business as usual.
It’s time to let industry know that abusive practices and unnecessary experimentation won’t be funded on your dollar.
This is about more than thousands of animals abused at one facility: it’s about your right to know when inhumane and hazardous practices are going on across our food supply. Show Big Ag that you won’t be silenced: make the call to your federal legislators and send a follow up message»
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States