Here's a quick way to do just that and it will only take a minute of your time. All you have to do is fill out a form with your name and address to show your support of The Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors (AWARE) Act, H.R. 746/S. 388.
From the ASPCA blog this morning: "This morning ASPCA President Matt Bershadker stood on Capitol Hill beside Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon as he introduced new legislation to end government-funded and -perpetrated cruelty to animals used in agricultural research. The Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors (AWARE) Act, H.R. 746/S. 388, comes in response to the gut-wrenching animal suffering revealed by The New York Times at USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Nebraska—a tax-payer funded facility that performs research to make meat production more profitable.
The AWARE Act would require animal agricultural research at federal facilities to meet the minimal standards for humane handling, care, and treatment in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The bill would prohibit the type of disregard for animal suffering that is clearly ingrained at the USMARC."
By filling out this simple form, you will be urging Congress to support the bill that will stop farm animal research cruelty. And that's all you have to do. Your voice will be heard, your vote counted and your message delivered directly to your senators, congressmen and congress-women.
It's important that these legislators know that the American people do not and will not condone or allow the kinds of cruelty and torture that is inflicted on these farm animals. The USDA must be held accountable.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the form and hit the Submit button. Remember: You can make a difference.