Last Chance for Action on the Farm Bill?
We urgently need your help to stop one of the most serious threats to animal protection this country has ever experienced. Please make a call today!
Today the Farm Bill Conference Committee is scheduled to vote on whether the King Amendment will remain in the final Farm Bill that is sent to President Obama.
As ALDF repeatedly has warned, the King Amendment outrageously would prevent your state from ever setting its own health, safety and welfare standards and applying them to products produced elsewhere. It further would roll back decades of animal protection and food safety standards—immediately repealing Prop 2 and laws in eight other states that forbid cruel farm animal confinement, as well as rescinding California’s Foie Gras ban, horse slaughter & puppy mill prohibitions, even children’s nutritional requirements.
The Amendment’s author, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) even believes that dogfighting should be made legal.
Groups and individuals from across the political spectrum have been denouncing the King Amendment as a unjustified infringement on states rights. Those voicing these protests range from Forbes Magazine to a group of top law professors, and even the Secretary of Agriculture himself, who called the King Amendment “troublesome,” and said it “would create legal challenges and confusion in the marketplace.” It is indeed vital that states retain the sovereign right to decide how best to protect the health of their citizens & the welfare of their animals.
Update: This action is now concluded.
Please call the members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee today and demand that the King Amendment be stripped from the bill. You can simply say:
“As a concerned constituent I’m calling to urge you to strip the King Amendment from the Farm Bill because I want animals to be protected from cruel conditions and my family to be protected from unsafe foods.”
This is especially important if you live in AR, CO, GA, IA, KS, MI, MN, MS, MT, OH, ND, VT as your Senator is on the Farm Bill Conference Committee.
Please help ALDF preserve state sovereignty and protect America’s animals from harm. It is impossible to overstate how devastating the King Amendment would be for this country.