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Breaking! A Plan By Strauss Meats To Build A Massive Slaughterhouse That Would Kill 500 Cows Per Day Has Been Rejected By The Common Council Of Franklin, Wisconsin

Last night, the voices of animal advocates were heard and plans by Strauss Meats to build a massive new slaughterhouse in Franklin, Wisconsin, were rejected. This is the same company that reportedly fired 29 workers who complained about unsafe working conditions after employees tested positive for COVID-19.

After what was described as “five hours of heated debate,” the Franklin Common Council voted 4-2 against issuing a special use permit to Strauss so that the company could expand into a more than 150,000 square foot facility where a minimum of 500 unwanted dairy calves and mother cows would be slaughtered each day.

“This is a David and Goliath kind of victory against huge corporate animal agriculture interests and the corrupt politicians who put profits over people,” Robert Grillo, Founder of Slaughter Free Chicago, stated in a post on the group’s Facebook page.

Launched in 2018 by Free from Harm, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping end animal exploitation through grassroots activism and public education, Slaughter Free Chicago is a campaign to end slaughter in the state that once promoted itself as the slaughter capital of the world.

The group, which is part of a larger Slaughter Free Cities campaign, works tirelessly to spread the message that slaughterhouses are “bad for everyone, including animals, workers, and communities,” as well as the planet.

As per a post by Free from Harm, staggering statistics from the Food and Environment Reporting Network indicate that as of October 16th, at least 45,588 meatpacking workers, 11,348 food processing workers, and 8,471 farmworkers have tested positive for COVID-19, and at least 215 meatpacking workers, 37 food processing workers, and 17 farmworkers have died from it.

“With meat processing plants now identified as COVID-19 hotspots around the globe, and numerous scientific reports calling industrial animal farming the single most risky behavior for future pandemics, the last thing we need is more killing factories,” the nonprofit noted. “It’s clear now more than ever: slaughterhouses do not belong in a post-COVID future. They belong in the dustbin of history.”

Help Slaughter Free Chicago urge city officials to enforce the law and end illegal slaughterhouses in the state by signing HERE!

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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Breaking! 62 Bears Killed On First Day Of New Jersey’s Bear Hunting Season; Help Us End The 2020 Hunt

Animal Advocates across the United States are heartbroken after a reported 62 black bears were horrifically killed at the start of New Jersey’s annual bear hunt on Monday.

According to NJ.com, Sussex County had the most bears killed on Monday, with a total of 26. Morris County had 17 bears killed and 11 bears in Warren County. Passaic County had three bears killed and one bear each in Bergen and Hunterdon counties.

WAN recently reported hopeful news after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that the New Jersey Fish and Game Council proposed changes to the state’s “Game Code” that would end bear hunting in New Jersey after 2020.

Unfortunately, the proposed changes have not yet been implemented and the New Jersey bear hunt has been allowed to take place this year. Sadly, 62 black bears have already been killed in the hunt and that number is expected to rise as the hunting season continues.

“The 62 bears that were killed today are a perfect example of how out of touch wildlife agencies are with public opinion. Wildlife belongs to every citizen as a collective trust, not just those that want to hunt them,” Adam Sugalski, Founder and Executive Director of One Protest told WAN.

“Several people and groups have fought for years against corrupt government officials that have allowed this hunt to continue, despite public outcry and non-lethal solutions to bear-human conflicts.

“After our organization helped successfully stop the Florida black bear hunt in 2016, we assisted N.J. bear advocates in their fight to stop bear hunting. We have provided flyers, posters, advice, and a petition that now has over 33,000 signatures. We have learned that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to stop bear trophy hunting in the United States, and the most remarkable victories achieved for bears and other wildlife happen when people are willing to roll up their sleeves and work together,” concluded Sugalski.

The bear hunt is sadly open for bowhunting through Wednesday and muzzleloaders will also be allowed Thursday through Saturday of this week. A second segment of bear hunting, for sickos with firearms, will open on December 7th.

Former Democratic State Senator from Union County, Raymond Lesniak, announced that a coalition of animal rights activists plans to sue the state over the statutory makeup of the New Jersey Fish and Game Council.

Please contact the numbers below and urge them to end the New Jersey bear hunts this year. You can also sign the petition HERE!

Governor Phil Murphy
Phone: (609) 292-6000
Email HERE!

DEP Commissioner, Catherine R. McCabe
Phone: (609) 292-2885

NJ Fish & Wildlife Council and Committee Members
Phone: (609) 292-2965
Email: njfishandwildlife@dep.nj.gov

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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Today Is An Important Day Of Action To Raise Awareness For American Circus Animals, Urge Your Senators To Support The Traveling Exotic Animal & Public Safety Protection Act

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