There is a UN proposal pending currently on page 16!
In a nutshell:
It is proposing that Factory farming should be heavily regulated so that meat quality and livestock general well-being.
This harms the business of the meat and dairy industry.
That's in a nutshell, but it is CRUCIAL that you go to it and read it, and APPROVE it, for heavens sake. The UN really needs something like this.
-Talf Yeknom of Cerebus Neo
IMP EACH BUSH
The aptly titled UN Forum is where this belongs.
Ruler of the Cosmos
And now that we're in the UN forum and noone has even posted a copy of the proposal let's see what I can do...
Regulate Factory Farming
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
Category: Moral Decency Strength: Strong Proposed by: Cerebus Neo
Description: FACTORY FARM- a large commercial zoned building that houses thousands of tightly-packed animals in harmful, uncomfortable, painful and unhealthy conditions.
PROPOSING that ALL factory farms within all UN
nations are regulated under the following policies:
NO de-beaking of domesticated fowl
NO tooth-grinding of pigs
THE FEED MUST NOT CONTAIN:
Manure, antibiotics, other dead and diseased cows and pigs, and plastic pellets, which is currently fed to them.
THIS PROPOSAL proposes that all of these items are hereby BANNED from being fed to livestock.
ACKNOWLEDGES the sacrificing of the meat-dairy business
IMPROVES the quality and WELL-BEING of meat and livestock
ANY business that attempts to support farming that does not meet these standards will be fined heavily.
Approvals: 1 (True-wisdom)
Status: Lacking Support (requires 146 more approvals)
Let's see here
Voting Ends: Tue Jun 1 2004
I'm not sure you got the right category but hey I'm just not even gonna comment on this one.... *throws a fryingpan in lieu of Komokom and disappears again*
Un pay reasonable
Wait...this is a resolution to improve the well-being of COWS? At the expense of the FOOD INDUSTRY! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
*I slit open my stomach, pull out my guts and proceed to eat and digest them and eat and digest them in a continuous loop*
this has got to be the stupidest proposal I've EVER seen
I'm not sure you got the right category
Agreed. I have yet to understand how this proposal has anything to do with morals.
It may be worth approving, since it may raise the meat quality. *ponders*
Well, cruelty to animals is considered to be immoral by a rather large number of people.
That said, this proposal could do with work; I've seen better ones on the same topic.
I fail to see how it's any of the UN's business how we raise our beef. This should be a national issue. If half the folks that wanted to write a UN resolution would instead submit it as an issue, I think everybody would be a LOT happier with the UN as a body and their ability to shape their nation as a whole.
Asst. Mgr. ico UN Affairs
I support this issue. The inhumane feeding techniques of meat farms cause countless diseases in animals, including mad cow disease, which in turn kills thousands of people.
I fail to see how it's any of the UN's business how we raise our beef.
Well, if other nations are going to import your beef, they might just want assurance that it's not pumped full of hormones. Further, diseases caused by irresponsible care of animals can cross borders indiscriminately.