Everyone, please take a second to sign our petition to the USDA opposing the privatization of poultry inspection.
Here’s the story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently inspects all chicken and turkey carcasses for things like bruises, bile and feces before they are sent to further processing. However, the UDSA is now considering a pilot program that would eliminate that inspection and allow poultry processing plants to do whatever they want.
From now until April 26, the USDA is holding a public comment period on whether to go forward with this pilot program. During this comment period, we plan to submit tens of thousands of comments in opposition. Already, over 40,000 members of the Daily Kos community have signed our petition to the USDA, and allied organizations will add even more.
Please add your name to our petition opposing the privatization of poultry inspection. If enough of us say no, then we can prevent the world from getting a little crappier (literally).
Chris Bowers, Daily Kos