United Poultry Concerns 21 November 2002
New Hampshire SPCA Supports Cruelty to Farmed & Ocean Animals
Urge Shelter to show consistency in their compassion

The New Hampshire SPCA's website ( says: "Our vision is a world in which every animal is well cared for and loved." By definition, every animal includes cows, chickens, pigs, lobsters, fishes, as well as dogs, cats, goats, geese, horses, and iguanas. However, this noble vision is overshadowed by the fact that the New Hampshire SPCA supports animal cruelty by participating in the largest form of institutionalized animal abuse in this country - factory farming and slaughterhouses.

Animals on factory farms are treated like machines. Within days of birth, for example, chickens have their beaks seared off with a hot blade. Male cows and pigs are castrated without painkillers. All of these animals spend their brief lives in crowded and ammonia-filled conditions, many of them so cramped that they can't even turn around or spread a wing. Many do not get a breath of fresh air until they are prodded and crammed onto trucks for a nightmarish ride to the slaughterhouse, often through weather extremes and always without food or water. The animals are hung upside down and their throats are sliced open, often while they're fully conscious.

At their recent Autumn Auction for the Animals, on November 16, the food they served included "Petite filet mignon with grilled shrimp." Furthermore, products of animal misery were on the auction block for fundraising including:

  • Two $20 gift certificates to Bob's Broiled Chicken in Portsmouth, NH

  • Four lobster dinners at the Weathervane
To see some of the other items listed visit:

Please write, call, and fax the New Hampshire SPCA asking for them to develop a policy against having meat, poultry, and fish as food for human consumption at their events. Furthermore, ask them to never again auction off products that are clearly derived or support unnecessary animal suffering - like lobster dinners and broiled chicken. Point out that killing one animal to benefit another is a clear contradiction in the vision and role of the SPCA and there is no better time to change archaic attitudes towards animals than right now. Remember to be polite and courteous.

Ms. Lisa Dennison, Executive Director
New Hampshire SPCA
P.O. Box 196
Stratham, NH 03885
(603)772-2921 (Phone)
(603)778-7804 (Fax)

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

(Action Alert - New Hampshire SPCA Supports Cruelty to Farmed & Ocean Animals)

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