Stop the Corrupt “Livestock Board” in Massachusetts

Posted by Chris Green, ALDF's Legislative Affairs Director on May 31, 2013

A bill in Massachusetts (H. 753) has been introduced that would create a politically unaccountable Livestock Board that could dictate your farm animal welfare and food safety standards. That Board also could veto any future regulations issued by the state — essentially stopping the clock on all farm animal welfare progress in Massachusetts.

On June 3 at 10:00 a.m. on 302 Main Street, Spencer, MA 01562, the state Agricultural Committee is holding a public hearing on H. 753 to learn where the public stands on this vital issue. RSVP here to let your voice be heard at this important public hearing and join other animal protection advocates afterwards for lunch. Carpools to Spencer, MA (near Worcester) will be available from Boston, the Berkshires & Amherst.

If you are unable to attend the hearing, please make a brief, polite phone call to your state representative and state senator. You can say, "I am a constituent. I care about farm animal welfare and I would like for you to oppose H. 753."

Please help us oppose this blatant attempt by the agriculture industry to subvert the democratic process.