ACTION ALERT * * * ACTION ALERT * * * ACTION ALERT
United Poultry Concerns July 20, 2001
Stop the Practice of Starving Birds for Egg Production:
Contact your 2 Senators immediately!

Please tell your two U.S. Senators to support the Leahy-Fitzgerald amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill. You can reach both of your U.S. Senators through the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121. Call Now!

Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL) will introduce an amendment to Senate Bill 1191, the 2002 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, to bar the USDA from spending our tax dollars to purchase eggs from producers that use forced molting for the School Lunch Program. Talking points:

Forced molting is the practice of starving hens for 3 to 21 days to shock them into a new egg-laying cycle. Factory farmers routinely starve hens up to 21 days straight. This starvation is so stressful to the hens that their death rate doubles each week of the molt. In addition, many hens choke to death when their food is restored. Forced molting is a primary cause of Salmonella enteritidis in eggs. Why? Because being starved disrupts the hens' immune systems, making them prey to Salmonella bacteria.

  • Forced Molting is Inhumane
  • Forced Molting is a Threat to Human Health
  • Major Fast Food Companies--McDonald's and Burger King--have stopped buying eggs from farms that use forced molting.

If you need assistance identifying your U.S. Senators, or to get their fax number, please call United Poultry Concerns at 757-678-7875, or The Humane Society of the US at 202-955-3666. Thank You for Acting Now! United Poultry Concerns.

Related Links: Thank you. United Poultry Concerns. July 20, 2001

United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
757-678-7875
FAX: 757-678-5070
www.upc-online.org

(Action Alert - Senate Ag Bill: School Lunch and Forced Molting)