Animal Rights

USDA Commenting

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Your DGB for today is to tell the USDA to require ethical treatment of animals raised for consumption.

Because Trump feels threatened by every single thing Obama ever accomplished, he’s coming for chickens now (and livestock.) There’s some sort of joke in there about roosters and an inferiority complex - we’ll let you fill in the blanks.

The USDA is still open to public commenting on the withdrawal of regulations, which you can do here over the weekend, by clicking the “comment” button in the upper right corner.

Even Squealer and Napoleon are breaking with Trump’s USDA on this, releasing a statement that “all animals should be treated ethically, even if some are more equal than others.”

 

Spay Day

Your DGB for today is to support the Humane Society’s World Spay Day and help reduce the number of homeless pets.

The U.S. has an estimated 6 to 8 million homeless animals entering shelters every year. Fewer than half of those animals are adopted, which means almost 3 million healthy cats and dogs are euthanized yearly. Spaying and neutering is the most effective way to reduce that number. It can also help behavioral problems and make them live longer. Visit the ASPCA to find low-cost spay and neuter programs and schedule one for your pet, if necessary. If you don’t have a pet, or your pet is already spayed or neutered, share this Grab with the hashtag #WorldSpayDay on social media.

You can also browse the “pets” section of your local Craigslist and report anyone selling litters of puppies or kittens, as these unregulated transactions are not only against their terms of service, but are often illegal puppy and kitten mills.

Many vet clinics provide free or reduced spay and neuter services for World Spay Day, so make Bob Barker proud because that price is right.