Stop Smothering Chickens, Ducks, and Turkeys with Lethal Foam

Target: Sonny Perdue, United States Secretary of Agriculture

Goal: Ban the use of a deadly foam used to euthanize poultry flocks.

Avian influenza is a serious problem in poultry farms that can spread quickly and kill hundreds, if not thousands, of birds. However, in an effort to contain the illness, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a method of euthanasia using a deadly foam to smother entire flocks of birds, including those that may not be infected. This slow and painful death by suffocation is inhumane and we must demand that it be brought to an end.

The practice, also known as “mass emergency depopulation,” involves pumping gallons of a heavy foam (commonly used by firefighters to extinguish gas fires) into areas where chickens, turkeys, or ducks are being housed. This deluge of foam is intended to smother the birds completely, allowing them to suffocate as oxygen is removed. Death may not occur for several minutes, during which time the panicked birds struggle in a vain attempt to escape.

While fast-spreading diseases like avian influenza must be properly contained, there is no reason these birds need to suffer such a terrible and cruel fate. Sign this petition and demand that sick or exposed birds be quarantined humanely and that this sick method of execution be banned entirely.


Dear Secretary Perdue,

Egg and poultry farmers nationwide have been burying entire flocks of birds alive under fire retardant foam as a means of “mass emergency depopulation” to counter the spread of avian influenza. This method of execution has been approved by the USDA, even though it subjects these birds to a slow and inhumane death by suffocation.

While farmers must be allowed to control the spread of disease, it must also be handled in a way that does not cause animals to experience pain and distress. There are other forms of quarantine, or even euthanasia, that are far less cruel. That is why we, the undersigned, demand that you ban the use of foam as a means of depopulation.


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  1. Linda Geeson says:

    Such unconscionable cruelty…Humans are the most heinous and disgusting species ever to populate this planet.

  2. What the hell is wrong with human beings?


  4. This makes me sick. What they shoul ddo to many human who deserve who should be erased from Earth, they don’t because of stupid laws and the poor innocent animals pay for all when they are innocent, for sure and most human are not.Many people with problems today are where they are because of their stupidity, selfish, ego, indulgence to themselves and everyone keeps giving them oportunities where they keep acting the same way,many didn’t deserve a 1 oportunity never mind other and other, but animals, birds and nature DESERVE MANY. Human kind is going down but because of part of human, the planet is at risk now.


  6. Seriously? In these so-called ‘enlightened times’, this form of slow, cruel death is what they came up with???

  7. Barton Dixon says:

    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi

  8. CALLING OUT to all HUMAN beings on this planet to LEAVE all VOICELESS living beings ALONE to live FREELY and PEACEFULLY!!! Don’t HUMAN beings want to live FREELY and PEACEFULLY too???!!! PLEASE have a HEART full of sympathy, empathy & compassion + kindness, love, care & humanity for ALL living beings!!!

    Are you GRATEFUL that you were not born as an ANIMAL??? Can you imagine THE LIFE of an animal??? If we, HUMANS cannot provide our precious ANIMAL friends with water, food and a shelter, PLEASE, for the LOVE of God, DON’T harm them nor abuse and/or murder them ALIVE!!! If you DO have a GRATEFUL heart for being born as a HUMAN, please STOP Animal Abuse, Animal Cruelty, Animal Exploitation, Animal Hunt, Animal Laboratory Test, Animal Mistreatment, Animal Murder, Animal Slaughter, et cetera!!! HUMANS were one of God’s Creations and HUMANS were created to help TAKE CARE of God’s Creations with kindness, love, care & protection!!! It saddens me SO MUCH to learn from the HEART-BREAKING petitions that there are many UNGRATEFUL humans who are not only UNAPPRECIATIVE for what they already have, yet, they can bring themselves to DESTROY God’s Creations MERCILESSLY!!! Its NEVER too late to REPENT for the WRONG doings and ATONE for the SINs & KARMAs created by HELPING, SAVING and PROTECTING our VOICELESS & HELPLESS animal friends in EVERY way possible and SUPPORTING good causes!!!

    P/S: WHO created HUMANS and all living beings???!!! WHAT makes YOU think that you were created to KILL God’s Creations???!!! For EVERY animal ABUSED and/or MURDERED, you have to PAY BACK in your NEXT life and in THIS life, WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND to you and/or your loved ones, therefore, be WISE and think TWICE before harming and/or killing an INNOCENT, VOICELESS & HELPLESS animal and please be reminded that God is WATCHING all of us!!!

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