Protect Egg-laying Hens from Cruelty – ask your Representative to Vote NO on HB1813
Millions of egg-laying hens in Washington’s egg industry are confined in cages so small they can’t even spread their wings. A dangerous bill to codify inhumane industry standards for egg-laying hens in Washington (SSB 5487) has passed the Washington state Senate and will be receiving a vote on the House floor soon. SSB 5487 will codify animal cruelty by keeping hens in cages and not do anything to move Washington toward real industry reform.
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your state representative, and urge opposition to HB1813. Look up your state legislator’s phone number. You can say: “I am a constituent and I urge you to oppose HB1813, which codifies cruel and inhumane treatment of egg-laying hens in Washington.”
Ask The NIH – When Will You Stop Testing On Animals?
Please contact the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, urging him to create a strategic plan to end the use of animals in scientific research. Although Congress ordered the NIH to move towards non-animal methods almost twenty years ago, the NIH has given lip service to these methods with little meaningful progress. That’s why we are asking for an agency-wide policy that takes concrete actions to significantly reduce the number of animals in labs each year – eventually bringing that number to zero.
Make direct contact:
Dr. Francis Collins”
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
phone (301) 496-4000
Ask Your U.S. Representative to Become a Co-Sponsor of H.R. 1417, the BEST Practices Act
Each year in Department of Defense (DOD) courses, more than 6,000 pigs and goats are wounded and killed in combat trauma training courses. In these courses, military trainees practice medical procedures on anesthetized animals. At the end of each course, the animals are killed.
The DOD has defended this practice despite the overwhelming evidence that a transition to human-based alternatives would provide a better educational experience for our service members. These medical procedures are taught in the civilian world almost exclusively without the use of live animals.
Tell your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 1417, the BEST Practices Act which would end the use of live animals in military weapons trainings.