United Poultry Concerns April 4, 2001
Birds, Rats, and Mice Need Your Help ASAP!

Problem: Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture has finally agreed to extend its regulatory oversight to birds, rats, and mice, the biomedical community has rallied to prevent this regulation. Researchers are lobbying Congress to stop the Department of Agriculture from covering birds, rats, and mice. Congress needs to hear from animal advocates immediately.

What Should We Do?

Please write to your two Senators and to your House Representative and tell them:
  • Do not weaken the Animal Welfare Act. The Act is the only legal accountability there is for those who use animals and the only protection animals in biomedical research have.

  • Public sentiment overwhelmingly supports the inclusion of birds, rats and mice in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's regulatory responsibilities.

  • Birds, rats, and mice constitute 95 percent of the animals used in research. One reason these animals are the primary animals used in research is because, to date, there has been no regulatory oversight, and researchers have been free to abuse these animals with impunity. This is also why birds, rats, and mice are the primary animals used in cruel student science programs.
Contact: Your House Representative:
    The Honorable ______________
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, DC 20515
Contact: Your Two Senators:
    The Honorable ____________________
    U.S. Senate
    Washington, DC 20510

To learn who your House Representative and Senators are, and what district you are in if you don't know, call the 24-hour Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121.

Action Alert from United Poultry Concerns and the American Anti-Vivisection Society. April 7, 2001

United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
FAX: 757-678-5070

(Action Alert - Birds, Rats, and Mice Need Your Help ASAP!)