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Stop Horrific Conditions at Cal-Maine Egg & Help Save Lizard

November 4, 2011

Please click on and sign the following:

1. Stop the economic subsidies for Cal-Maine egg facility

2. Help Save the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

2b. We The People: Save the dunes sagebrush lizard

1. Background from ALDF

Some Texas egg producers have created breeding grounds for human health risks and state officials are letting them get away with it.

Every year, about 142,000 Americans contract salmonella from eating eggs. Texas agencies have been giving egg producers like the Cal-Maine egg-producing plant in Waelder, Texas — the nation’s largest egg producer — an unfair free pass by allowing them to operate in violation of state health and safety laws.

The Cal-Maine facility, where more than one million chickens are crammed into cages so small that the hens cannot even spread their wings, was packed full of live birds in various stages of illness and disease, covered in feces, and caged alongside dead, decaying corpses.

The government can no longer give these operators what amounts to economic subsidies at the cost of public health and safety.

Sign our petition to help stop the horrific conditions for chickens at Cal-Maine’s egg production facility.

Related | ALDF Lawsuit v. Cal-Maine

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2. From Center for Biological Diversity

Dunes sagebrush lizards live in the sand dunes of Texas and New Mexico under the shade of shinnery oaks, burying themselves in the white sand to avoid predators and stay cool.

But these lizards are slipping toward extinction as their last small pockets of habitat are destroyed by oil and gas drilling, herbicide spraying and other development. Because of that, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last year proposed protecting the species under the Endangered Species Act — a proposal supported by independent scientists.

Now the oil and gas industry and its cronies in Congress are trying to block those protections by pitting the lizard against jobs. But the conflict is trumped up: The lizard occupies a small fraction of oil and gas leasing areas, in a region where many gas leases have gone unsold and existing protections for the lizard have had little impact on leasing in any case.

You can help save this vanishing species by asking White House policymakers to put in place the protections federal biologists have proposed.

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sometimes it is
and we want to cry
but we will NEVER
give up
we will always try

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

2 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    November 4, 2011 12:26 pm

    sometimes it is
    and we want to cry
    but we will NEVER
    give up
    we will always try


  2. November 6, 2011 10:50 am

    It’s all done! And shared of course. Thank you xox


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