In an attack on animal welfare laws and states’ rights, the House Agriculture Committee is planning to consider an amendment to the Farm Bill sought by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) that could negate most state and local laws regarding the production or manufacturing of agriculture products. This provision could wipe out numerous farm animal protection laws, including those regarding factory farm confinement, horse slaughter, and shark finning, along with other laws related to environmental protection, worker safety, and more.
Now is the time for every citizen concerned about animal welfare, food safety, labeling, environmental requirements, labor standards, and other issues to TAKE ACTION. Call your U.S. Representative at (202) 224-3121, especially if he or she serves on the House Agriculture Committee, and tell them to reject the King amendment and its radical assault on duly-enacted state laws covering a broad spectrum of concerns.
You can say: "As a constituent concerned about preventing cruelty to animals, I'm calling to urge you to oppose the King Amendment to the Farm Bill, which could slash protections for animals. Please oppose this attack on states’ rights."