From: Sue Van [SueVanDeBerghe@msn.com]
November 28, 2000 8:20 PM
Docket Number 98P-0151/CP1
Please grant Farm Santuary's petition to
prohibit the slaughter of downed animals.
Other countries have banned the
cruel factory farm production practices of confining calves to veal crates,
forcing laying hens to live in small wire cages, causing downed animals the
suffering o.f withheld food, water or veterinarian care.
We, as the
"greatest country", are barbaric in our practices of dragging downed animals to
slaughter or pushing them with tractors or forklifts, which cause such injuries
as bruises, abrasions, broken bones and torn ligaments.
not be subjected to such intense suffering, nor should people be subjected to
the slaughter and marketing of these poor creatures for human food
need to end the downed animal trade, and show the world we are a compassionate
Sue Van De Berghe