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Every year 10 billion land animals are abused, exploited, and killed in the United States for food. There are few laws giving them any legal protection. We need your help to make this world a more compassionate place for farmed animals. 

Take action by joining our Animal Advocate Alliance. Sign petitions, make a pledge or contact your local, state, and federal officials. Use your voice to make a difference today.


Every year, 20 million day-old chicks are thoughtlessly thrown into boxes and shipped as “perishable goods” through the postal service. And recently amidst the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of live chicks sent in the mail have been dying at alarmingly high rates. In an effort to end this cruel treatment we are asking you to speak up on behalf of these helpless chicks and write to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy asking that they end the mailing of any live baby chickens. You have a chance to help stop this horrific practice. All you need to do is take action today!


Keep your correspondence polite, respectful, state what you are requesting clearly, and tell them you appreciate a letter or email of what action they will be taking.


Postmaster General or Secretary of Agriculture,

I am writing to you with concern over the cruel way live baby chicks are shipped via the United States Postal Service. 

Every year 20 million chicks are sent through the Postal Service. They suffer extreme temperatures, go without food or water for days at a time, and often arrive dead. It is typical for 1-2% of chicks to die during transit. That accounts for 200,000-400,000 dead chicks every year. This is unacceptable.

This is animal cruelty and NOW is the moment to make a change to protect live animals that suffer horribly. Please act quickly to ban the shipment of day-old chicks through the United States Postal Service. 

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing your response on how you will fix this problem.





Postmaster General Louis DeJoy: 
Phone: 1-800-275-8777 
Email: pmgceo@usps.gov
Mailing Address: Postmaster General USPS – 
Headquarters 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW 
Washington DC 20260-0010 

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack:
Phone: 1-202-720-2791
Email: askusda@usda.gov
Mailing Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250.


Sign our petition today to tell the United States Postmaster General to end the practice of shipping live chicks in the mail.

We also encourage you to file a formal complaint here: https://www.uspsoig.gov/form/file-online-complaint