Support Workers and the Environment: Oppose the USDA's Poultry Inspection Rule
Right now, the federal government is accepting comments on a proposed rule that would “modernize” the inspection process for poultry production. Unfortunately, in a bid to modernize the process, the federal government is putting the health and safety of front line food workers and the environment at risk.
The USDA did not consider worker health and safety or the impact on the environment in the development of this rule. By opposing this rule today, you can send a signal to the federal government that this rule should be withdrawn until a comprehensive assessment of the health and safety impact on workers and the environmental impacts of increased production is conducted.
Please take a minute today to sign this petition opposing the USDA's “Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection” to ensure the health and safety of workers and the environment.
I urge the USDA to withdraw this rule until a comprehensive study of both the environmental impacts and the health and safety impact on front line poultry workers has been assessed and their health and safety has been assured.