UPC and Twelve Other Organizations Appeal to the National Fire Protection Association to Uphold the Association's Action Requiring Fire Protection Systems in Farm Animal Housing Facilities
- United Poultry Concerns - http://www.UPC-online.org/
31 July 2012
UPC & Twelve Other Organizations Appeal to the National Fire Protection
Association to Uphold the Association's Action Requiring Fire Protection Systems
in Farm Animal Housing Facilities
Our Appeal with undersigned organizations is posted here:
http://upc-online.org/nfpa_appeal/. Please contact the NFPA to express your
support for mandatory fire protection systems in farm animal housing facilities
by sending an email to stds_admin@....
Karen Davis, PhD, President of United Poultry Concerns, will be speaking in
front of the NFPA Standards Council in Massachusetts when they consider this
matter on August 7th. Industry organizations will also be in attendance,
including United Egg Producers, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, and the National
Pork Producers Council. These & other agribusiness groups oppose the NFPA's
Amendment requiring producers to install sprinklers and smoke control systems in
farm animal housing facilities. For example:
"The installation and maintenance of these sprinkler systems could easily entail
billions of dollars in costs, and these costs are not balanced by sufficient
fire risk management benefits for the animals and the producers' operations."
(National Pork Producers Council to NFPA, July 9)
They prefer to let the animals and buildings burn up and collect the insurance.
Between March and July of 2012 alone, 528,000 chickens, turkeys and pigs
suffocated and burned to death in U.S. farm animal houses, and these are just
the publicly reported cases.
We are grateful to attorney David R. Simon for preparing and submitting our
Appeal to the National Fire Protection Association – the world's leading
advocate of fire prevention.
To view our original alert & letter to the NFPA, go to "Agribusiness Coalition
Opposes Fire Safety Controls in Animal Confinement Facilities"
(http://www.upc-online.org/alerts/120719nfpa_amend_farm_animals.html) 19 July 2012
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