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News :: Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) Will Spread Factory Farming and Threaten Wildlife in Central America
31 Jul 2005
Modified: 03:00:21 PM
This radio report outlines the threat that the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) poses to farmed and wild animals in Central America. CAFTA was ratified by the U.S. House of Representatives early last Thursday morning.
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A coalition of 102 animal rights groups around the U.S. has formed to call attention to the cruelty that the Central American Free Trade Agreement is expected to inflict upon farmed and wild animals in Central America. National non-profits such as In Defense of Animals, Farm Sanctuary, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and Wetlands Preserve are among the groups in the coaliton.

CAFTA was ratified by an extremely narrow margin in the U.S. House of Representatives during the wee hours of Thursday morning, July 28th. Pattrice Jones of the Eastern Shore Chicken Sanctuary and Adam Weissman of Wetlands Preserve talk about what this agreement means for animals' lives.

(This is a .mp3 file.)
See also:
http://www.citizen.org/trade/cafta
http://www.factoryfarming.org

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