Contact PBS NewsHour Re: Farmed Animal “Euthanasia”
The PBS NewsHour did a segment Wednesday evening, June 24, 2020 on “Why these meatpacking workers fear for their health and safety amid COVID‑19.”
Here is the segment, including the transcript: Why these meatpacking workers fear for their health and safety amid COVID‑19.
Here is the NewsHour’s reference to the pigs being “euthanized”:
In Worthington, Minnesota, population 13,000, the JBS factory was shuttered by a COVID outbreak that sickened hundreds of its 2,100 employees.
The effect was felt across this region, mostly at first among hog farmers in late April. Hundreds of thousands of their animals had to be euthanized.
Here is UPC’s letter/comment/email to the NewsHour: Regarding “Why these meatpacking workers fear for their health and safety amid COVID-19.”
What Can I Do?
Please urge the PBS NewsHour to refrain from misusing the terms “euthanasia” and “euthanized” to characterize the mass extermination of pigs, chickens, and other farmed animals in response to worker absences from the slaughter plants. You can post a comment at the coverage site, and also send an email to the NewsHour’s Contact Us address.
You can also write to:
3939 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
For more information about the misuse of the term “euthanasia” to characterize the cruel killing of animals on farms and in laboratories, see Understanding Euthanasia: When Life and Words Become Worthless 18 June 2020.
Thank you for speaking up for these animals.
They need our voices.
– United Poultry Concerns