The New Hampshire SPCA's website (www.nhspca.org) 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
To see some of the other items listed visit:
- Two $20 gift certificates to Bob's Broiled Chicken in Portsmouth,
- Four lobster dinners at the Weathervane
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
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.|
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(Action Alert - New Hampshire SPCA Supports Cruelty to Farmed & Ocean Animals)