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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Organic Livestock regulations protect livestock, but humans?

Damning proof that peers’ human rights are not considered important at many psych. hospitals.

As you read this, keep in mind that, in Massachusetts alone, AT LEAST 800 people at over 30 hospitals, INCLUDING CHILDREN, are not allowed fresh air or outdoor access on inpatient psych. units in Massachusetts.

What have you seen in your state or country?

United States Code of Federal Regulations
Subpart C—Organic Production and Handling Requirements

§ 205.239 Livestock living conditions.

(a) The producer of an organic livestock operation must establish and maintain year-round livestock living conditions which accommodate the health and natural behavior of animals, including:

(1) Year-round access for all animals to the outdoors, shade, shelter, exercise areas, fresh air, clean water for drinking, and direct sunlight, suitable to the species, its stage of life, the climate, and the environment…Yards, feeding pads, and feedlots shall be large enough to allow all ruminant livestock occupying the yard, feeding pad, or feedlot to feed simultaneously without crowding… Continuous total confinement of any animal indoors is prohibited.

(4) Shelter designed to allow for:

(i) Natural maintenance, comfort behaviors, and opportunity to exercise.

Jonathan Dosick