US Friends, please act today! Federal Farm Bill Dangerous to All “Farmed” Animals
A serious threat to animal protection laws is looming with a vote scheduled today.
The “Farm Bill” has an amendment by Representative King (Iowa) that could wipe out animal protection laws nationwide.Arizona’s law banning gestation crates, Michigan’s law banning veal crates, California’s law banning battery cages – are all in jeopardy.
And it doesn’t stop there: every state factory farm confinement law, foie gras ban, horse slaughter law, shark finning ban, and puppy mill regulation, along with environmental protection laws, are all at risk. If the King amendment passes, these could all could be nullified.
The Farm Bill has passed the Senate and will go to the House floor as soon as TODAY for a vote, so please voice your opposition NOW.
Call your U.S. representative (click here to find your representative) and urge him to oppose King’s amendment to the Farm Bill. You can simply say: “As a constituent, I’m asking you to oppose the King Amendment to the Farm Bill because, like most Americans, I want farm animals to have protection from cruelty.”
You may have gotten alerts from some groups asking that you request your Representative to remove the King Amendment and substitute it with the Denham-Schrader Amendment.
The Denham-Schrader amendment is the “Egg Bill,” which you may have heard of. There has been a lot of controversy on the “Egg Bill” and many animal activists are unsure whether to support or oppose it. Animal Protection League of New Jersey, as well as United Poultry Concerns and others, OPPOSE the Egg Bill (now also known as the Denham-Schrader Amendment).
If passed into law, the Egg Bill Amendment will legalize keeping egg-laying hens in cages in the U.S. Furthermore, it will prohibit state efforts to ban all cages – effectively keeping chickens in cages forever. To learn more about why we oppose the Egg Bill/Denham-Schrader Amendment click here.
you look at us and all you see
is food and profitability.
but we have feelings,
and rights, just like you,
and if these rights
are taken away,
our lives are through!
Karen Lyons Kalmenson