Today, the Humane Society of the United States sent its change agenda for animals to President Obama. They list several reccomendations for the president to make, including: 98) Shipment of animals prohibit shipping through the mail of live reptiles, baby chicks and other birds for the pet trade, agriculture or sport. 1) Humane poultry slaughter apply law to cover poultry so that 9 billion birds per year (95% of all farm animals slaughtered for food in the U.S.) get basic protection from cruel and abusive treatment in their final moments; guide industry transition to Controlled Atmosphere Killing methods that, when done using a proper mix of gases, provide a more humane end, and yield higher productivity (e.g., fewer broken bones as animals arent struggling) and fewer workplace injuries for the staff. 26) Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges do not open any new public lands for hunting These are just some of the changes organization reccomends. I hope all of our favorite hatcheries are on their feet and prepared to battle if it looks like it might come to pass!