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COVID-19 AND AMERICAN SLAUGHTERHOUSES

From PETA.ORG:

Despite COVID-19 spikes at American meat plants, packaging plants, slaughterhouses, President Trump signed an executive order requiring slaughterhouses to remain open

Since the beginning of this month, 18 slaughterhouses operated by meat companies such as JBS USA, Tyson, Smithfield, and Cargill have shut down after reportedly over 5,000 workers have been infected with the novel coronavirus and more than a dozen have died.

Now, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order requiring slaughterhouses to remain open and will try to protect them from legal liability.

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Indiana Slaughterhouse

For the sake of human health and in behalf of the animals destined to be slaughtered and the migrant and other workers who are treated like scum in these slaughterhouses and whose families are more at risk than in almost any other job, PETA asks the nation to rise up and shout a resounding “NO” to keeping slaughterhouses open at this time.

Join PETA in urging Trump to reverse the executive order and keep slaughterhouses closed, since they not only put workers and the public health at risk, but also cause the violent, bloody deaths of billions of animals every year!

… Please contact the White House right away to urge the administration to keep bloody, dangerous slaughterhouses closed:

Call the President!

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Trump being Trump

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If you write a letter, please consider typing it on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. If you hand-write your letter, please consider using pen and writing as neatly as possible.

Please include your return address on your letter as well as your envelope. If you have an email address, please consider including that as well.

And finally, be sure to include the full address of the White House to make sure your message gets to us as quickly and directly as possible:

The White House
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Washington, DC 20500

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A COVID-19 GI BILL! Now!

Massachusetts, let’s follow MICHIGAN’S lead: Governor Charlie Baker must CREATE A GI BILL FOR OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS!

FREE COLLEGE, home mortgage loans, a la World War II. The New GI BILL!

The COVID 19 GI BILL!

We are living through a war. We are in a brutal, life-destroying, HISTORIC MOMENT. The novel coronavirus has changed every aspect of our lives and loves – for years to come. Almost 63,000 Americans have died. Thousands upon thousands of us have gotten sick with the virus, suffered – including amazing frontline doctors, nurses, nurses aides and other health worker angels.

Let’s include our regular guys and gals – our supermarket/big box store workers, our gas station attendants, our convenience store workers, bus drivers, security guards. THEY ARE ESSENTIAL – just as life-saving as the docs! They are OUT IN THIS DEADLY CHAOS KEEPING THIS COUNTRY ON TRACK. Helping us all to keep it together!

They are the lowest paid American workers. Often without health insurance. Often going to food pantries to stretch their puny pay check dollars. Around 40% of AMERICANS DO NOT HAVE $400 in the bank for hard times. Yet these are the folks who RISK THEIR LIVES these COVID 19 DAYS – often with little medical/safety oversight from their employers. Many are not given PPE; for them, coronavirus testing is unavailable; their health care systems filled with holes.

MOST ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR.

ALL ARE THE WORKING POOR.

Is this the way we treat American heroes? Men and women, often “just kids,” who are keeping their fellow countrymen and women fed, supplied with personal care products … buses and subway cars rolling, our personal vehicles gassed up?

– Rose T.

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