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Megan Dahle - Shasta District Representative - contact form: https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD01&inframe=N.; JOHN INGRAM Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures - [email protected]; Shasta District Fair: FX: 530-378-6788

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PETITION TARGET: The California State Assembly, Shasta County, Shasta District Fair

A seven-month-old goat was slaughtered last year after being auctioned at a fair, despite pleas from a 9-year-old girl and her family who had grown to love him and wanted to withdraw from the auction. 

Current California fairs are governed by the Department of Food & Agriculture, which gives each fair the discretion to require a “terminal sale” to enter an animal into fair judging. Terminal sale means that following judging at the fair, the animal is entered into a livestock auction, sold to the highest bidder, and slaughtered for meat without exception.

Innocent children should not have to remain helpless as animals they love are slaughtered.

Following Cedar the goat’s heartbreaking story, an amendment to the Food and Agricultural Code was proposed that could have spared his life. The proposed bill, if passed, would allow children to withdraw the animals they care for from auctions at fairs in California. It would also allow them to enter animals in state fairs without requiring the animals to be butchered automatically upon sale.

Animals would also be allowed to be picked up alive, rather than as cuts of meat. 

Sign the petition urging the California State Assembly to pass this amendment to save countless innocent animal lives and reform state fair auctions in California to be more compassionate.