|Dear Valued Murray McMurray Hatchery Customer,
It has come to our attention the Post Office is requesting a change to the shipment of poultry through the mail. The following link is a copy of the proposal in PDF form or you can read the proposal on-line at the Federal Register: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/04/24/2013-09603/new-mailing-standards-for-live-animals-and-special-handling
They are asking that a Special Handle Fee be charged on every Live Animal Shipment. This proposal would increase the postage amount by $9.00 to $11.95 per box.
The proposal outlines the new fees to be charged but it does not include any new rules to insure us that service would also improve. Nor does it offer how additional funds would address their concerns about; Protection of Postal Service employees, mail and the environment, or animals against death.
Make your voice heard, do it today. The comment period ends next week May 24. Thank you for your continued support.
|Letters and e-mails must be submitted on or before May 24, 2013, by sending to the below address or e-mailed to ProductClassification@usps.gov, with a subject line of “Live Animals.”The Manager, Product Classification
U.S. Postal Service
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 4446
Washington, DC 20260-5015
RE: 39 CFR Part 111 New Mailing Standards for Live Animals and Special Handling
Search the Blog
Tags100th Anniversary 2017 catalog baby chicks Bantams breeds broodiness brown egg layers coops Dirt Magazine disease ducks egg recipes eggs feed and feeding flock flock integration Flock Integration Series gardening getting started Home Flock Series interviews laying laying hens live chick delivery mcmurray hatchery mcmurray hatchery website National Egg Month photo contest poultry show raising chickens reducing stress summer care tips and tricks white egg layers winter care