September 14, 2020

Congressman Harley Rouda Calls for a Moratorium on USPS Live Animal Shipments!
As a resident of Orange County, California for the past 25 years, this is the first time our congressman has spoken out for the animals! The seat was held for 30 years by Dana Rohrabacher, who was no friend to the animals.

Today, we thank and are thrilled to share with you that our new representative, Congressman Harley Rouda, called for a moratorium on the USPS shipping of live animals as momentum builds to stop these cruel shipments. Last week, you may have received our email highlighting Congressman Ted Lieu speaking out against these deadly shipments.

Many Americans are not aware that it is common practice to ship animals like baby chickens in the U.S. mail. This has been a controversial policy for years as it has been documented that the animals often die in transport. Others die a slow, agonizing death when the recipient fails to pick up the package. Since USPS shipments are delayed and recently even found dumped, now is the time to put an immediate stop to this service.

Postal employees have expressed to us their horror over the practice of live animal shipments. As it is a federal offense to tamper with U.S. mail, postal workers are forced to listen to the pathetic chirps of chicks dying inside abandoned boxes that the workers are legally not allowed to open. This is emotionally traumatizing to the postal workers. It's also animal torture.

Call to Action #1!

Please CLICK TO FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE and ask that they join with Congressmen Rouda and Lieu in demanding these live shipments be stopped ASAP!

Also, please email and call Thad Dilley, Manager of Public Affairs 

Please urge him to STOP LIVE ANIMAL SHIPMENTS NOW!

A sample email to Mr. Dilley below:

Dear Mr. Dilley,

I'm writing today to urge the USPS to end all live animal shipments immediately. Animals suffer from extreme temperatures and lack of food and water in the best case scenarios, and die a slow agonizing death in the worst. The USPS should not be in the business of animal abuse or shipping live animals.

Please stop abuse and end live animal shipments!

Regards,

ENTER YOUR NAME
Call to Action #2!

URGE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO STOP PREVENTING WATER ACCESS AND PROVIDE EMERGENCY WATER FOR TULE ELK IN POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE!
Today, we sent a letter (pictured below) to the National Park Service (NPS) calling on them to immediately provide water and remove fencing that is preventing Tule Elk from accessing water sources during this horrific drought and fire season. Activists have documented at least half a dozen dead elk over recent weeks.

The NPS needs to steward our wildlife rather than prioritizing grazing lands for cattle ranchers! Here are two recent articles outlining how National Park Service is knowingly allowing these indigenous majestic animals to literally die of dehydration for the dairy and beef farmers: LATimes and SF Chronicle. Please read these articles and register your outrage at the below contact.

Here is what you can do:

Email Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) Acting Superintendent Carey Feierabend at carey_feierabend@nps.gov

Simply urge her to prioritize our Tule Elk over ranching interests by allowing the elk to move freely about the Park and provide emergency water for them.

An example email:

Dear Superintendent Feierabend,

Please provide emergency water and remove artificial impediments, such as fencing, that are preventing the Park's Tule Elk from moving freely about the park and accessing the necessary water they need to survive. I urge you to prioritize our wildlife needs over the needs of cattle ranchers accessing public lands.

Regards,

ENTER YOUR NAME HERE

Please help us to speak out for the poor elk and not let a few dairy and beef special interests supersede these native animals' habitat. Thank you.
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