Target: Jeff Jackson, NC State Senator, Senate Standing Committee, Agriculture / Environment / Natural Resources
Goal: Ban animal abusers from working with any type of animal.
Massive amounts of animal abuse have allegedly been taking place on North Carolina farms, but employees who are terminated for this behavior are still allowed contact with animals and can get new jobs at other farms. Many animals will continue to die at the hands of callous workers if something is not done to try and stop this.
Several counts of animal cruelty have been committed at Mountaire Farms in Robeson County, NC, according to a video shown by ABC 11 news. Specifically, workers purportedly punched and violently threw sick birds that were not considered to be good enough for slaughter into a pile with other birds that were already dead.
Other examples of animal abuse that have reportedly taken place on North Carolina farms include farmers working at Pilgrim and Butterball farms kicking and hitting chickens as well as pigs and piglets being severely beaten and dragged carelessly on a farm owned by Murphy Family ventures, LLC.
Because many politicians support potential Ag-gag (agricultural gagging) laws that would prevent whistle blowers from doing undercover investigations on factory farms, this type of shameful behavior is proving much more difficult to stop. Unfortunately, people receiving adequate jail time and fines for abusing farm animals will likely not happen anytime soon. Contrarily, people who have been found guilty of behaving in this manner should not be allowed to ever work with animals again.
Sign this petition and demand employees who abuse animals in North Carolina not be allowed to continue working in the animal field. The more lenient society is towards people who act in such a disgraceful way, the longer innocent animals will suffer.
Dear Senator Jackson,
Several workers have been caught abusing animals at North Carolina farms. These animals will continue to die painful deaths if nothing is done to try and stop these horrible situations from occurring.
According to reports, employees working at Mountaire Farms in Robeson County, NC were caught punching and throwing chickens. Employees at other farms have also recently been reported to display abusive behavior towards chickens, pigs and cows.
While some politicians do not believe people should be given harsh jail sentences or fines for the mistreatment of farm animals, there should—at the very least—be a law set in place that prohibits a person from working with all animals if he or she has been caught abusing them in the past. In fact, not putting such a law in place is both shameful and inexcusable, as working with any animal should at least require having to abide by some type of moral guideline.
For all of these reasons, I urge you to support a law being made that would forbid people who have abused animals in the past from working with them again. While farm animals are only considered to be property under law, they are still living creatures that feel pain. They do not deserve to be tortured and people who are incapable of treating these animals with some type of humanity do not deserve jobs.
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