Just a number

Posted: September 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

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From: Humane Society of the United States <humanesociety>
Date: September 23, 2013 at 8:31:27 AM PDT
To: kpuffer
Subject: Just a number
Reply-To: Humane Society of the United States <humanesociety>

The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States: Just a number

kim, I want to make sure you got a chance to see my story of this mother pig I met at a factory farm in Wyoming. Our campaign deadline is midnight tonight, so if you haven’t had a chance yet, please take a moment now and make your gift to support our work for animals like her. Sincerely, “Andy”
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Dear kim,

You can call me “Andy.” It’s not my real name. But since I’m an undercover investigator for The Humane Society of the United States, I have to keep things anonymous.

As for my work, that’s a different story.

My job is to bring the darkest cruelties against animals out into the light for all to see.

Today I want to tell you about one mother pig at a factory farm in Wyoming. Watch her story, and then please make a gift for animals like her.

When I found this sow one day last April, she was lying on the ground — her legs were swollen and covered in deep gashes. She had sores all over her body.

I tried to give her food but she wouldn’t eat it. When I touched her legs she recoiled in pain.

The people responsible for her care did not even leave her water. But, I caught a few drops of water from a nearby hose and brought my hand to her mouth.

All of a sudden, she lifted her head and lapped up the water. With all the strength she had left, she inched her way toward water — for what might have been her last drink.

See this sow’s story — then please make a gift to help stop this kind of animal cruelty and many other forms of animal abuse.

It pains me to think about how she came to be in this condition. She was just a number to the people running this facility, a unit that wasn’t producing.

There were many — too many — other horrors at this facility. Workers punching pregnant mother pigs, drop-kicking piglets like soccer balls and smashing them into concrete floors.

My job is to document these abuses for one reason: to expose them.

And it’s working. As a result of this investigation, seven workers at this factory farm pleaded guilty or were convicted of animal cruelty. And, we’ve worked with more than 60 major companies — including McDonald’s, Burger King, Costco, and Target — to announce that they will stop using small, metal cages in which breeding sows are confined for almost their entire lives. This is tremendous progress, but there’s still so much work to be done.

kim, will you make a gift of $35.00 — or whatever you can afford — and help us continue our work to create a better world for all animals?

Together we will confront cruelty wherever it exists, taking on the individuals and industries that profit from animal suffering — from people who mistreat dogs in puppy mills, to those who club baby seals to death in the name of fashion, to corporations that abuse animals in factory farms. Thank you for everything you do for animals.

Sincerely,

“Andy”
Undercover Investigator
The Humane Society of the United States

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