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U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi

As a supporter of In Defense of Animals (IDA), I am appalled to learn that you are selling veal at your Piatti restaurants in California, Colorado, and Texas. As a public figure and leader who labels herself as "Green" and a "Sustainable Living" supporter, you must be aware of the egregious abuse of animals caused by the veal industry.

This industry is built on torture - systematically inflicting unimaginable suffering on over 62,000 innocent newborn calves per month. Until you stop serving veal at all of your restaurants, I will not support any of them, and I will spread the word that you promote and profit from an industry built on pain and suffering.

Most veal calves live their brief lives without any sunlight in filthy, dark environments, chained by the neck, often in individual stalls barely larger than their bodies. They must urinate and defecate on themselves because they are intentionally denied the ability to move in any direction. They aren't even given enough space to sleep comfortably.

Undercover investigations of veal slaughterhouses document terrified calves being kicked, slapped, and repeatedly electric-prodded so they will stand up to get slaughtered. And the cruelty doesn't end there. The requirements of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act to ensure that animals are unconscious and cannot feel pain before they are decapitated or before their legs are amputated are ignored in veal production.

Please use your influence to enact a No Veal Policy at all of your restaurants - stop serving veal calf meat at Piatti restaurants. I look forward to hearing your response to this humane request as quickly as possible.

Signed,

Eric Phelps

This petition closed over 1 year ago

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U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, is an investor in the Moana Restaurant Group that serves veal in four of its restaurants, each called Piatti, in Mill Valley,...

U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, is an investor in the Moana Restaurant Group that serves veal in four of its restaurants, each called Piatti, in Mill Valley, California; La Jolla, California; Denver, Colorado; and San Antonio, Texas. As a public figure and leader who claims to be a proponent of green and sustainable living, she should know better than to endorse and profit from the unspeakable horrors and cruelty that newborn veal calves experience.

Please sign this petition asking Nancy Pelosi to enforce a No Veal policy at her restaurants today. Veal is NOT green, it's bloody wrong!

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