Target: Alexis Fox, Massachusetts State Director of the Humane Society
Goal: Support a grassroots campaign to improve the treatment of farm animals by changing laws regarding their confinement
Many farm animals spend their lives in cages with barely enough room to move around and stretch their limbs. A group of fifteen activists in Bedford, Massachusetts has begun rallying for stricter regulations that would guarantee farm animals adequate space in their cages. The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act would also prohibit battery cages for egg laying hens, gestation crates for pregnant pigs, and veal crates.
The activists have also helped demonstrate how confining it is to live in cramped cages by having a human-sized gestation cage which prevents any movement. By showing people what many farm animals have to experience everyday in their lives, the activists are proving why extreme forms of animal confinement are inhumane and cruel.
These activists are rallying to change the lives of farm animals for the better. If the legislation is passed, farm animals will no longer be forced to live in cages small enough to restrict their movement. All animals should have the freedom to move around and stretch their limbs. Support the activists in Bedford as they work to ensure the humane treatment of farm animals.
Dear Ms. Fox,
I would like to thank you and the fifteen activists in Bedford, Massachusetts for uniting to improve humane treatment for farm animals. I understand that extreme confinement of farm animals is an act of cruelty. It is absolutely inhumane to force animals to live in such restrictive environments. This inhumane treatment must be stopped and I believe that the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act can do just that.
Although some members of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau refuse to recognize inhumane confinement of farm animals as an issue in the state, I admire your perseverance in the struggle to improve the lives of these creatures. As you know, animal welfare is an issue not only in your state but in many farms across the country. By helping people better understand what it could be like to live in confining crates you are raising awareness of this terrible practice.
I strongly believe that the campaign you helped organize can finally end this inhumane treatment of farm animals in your great state. I thank you for your dedication, and wish you all success in your continued efforts.
[Your Name Here]
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