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Originally Posted: May 16, 2013
Tell your Representative and Senators to OPPOSE King's amendment that would force states to allow cruelly produced meat, eggs, and dairy products to cross their borders from other states even if they have been banned. Though we stopped it in its tracks last year, the U.S. House of Representatives will again consider an amendment to Congress' Farm Bill that would block states' efforts to reduce the suffering of animals killed for food.
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I am writing as your constituent to urge you to oppose Rep. Steve King's amendment to the Farm Bill, which would force states to allow cruelly produced meat, eggs, and dairy products to cross their borders from other states even if they have been banned. (For example, California could be forced to allow foie gras into the state even though the vile product has been banned there).
On factory farms, animals are packed tightly into filthy sheds and cages,
are routinely beaten and kicked by workers, and often have their tails and
beaks cut off without pain relief--and this amendment is a desperate attempt
by agricultural giants to fight state-level animal-protection laws that have
been used to prosecute cruelty. A PETA investigation of a New York factory
farm that confines ducks slaughtered for foie gras revealed that workers
were force-feeding 500 birds three times a day. One worker told PETA's
investigator that he could feel tumor-like lumps, caused by the
force-feeding tube, in some ducks' throats. If King's amendment is approved,
California, whose ban on foie gras recently took effect, could be forced to
allow this "delicacy of despair" to enter the state.
To view video footage and learn why it is so important that states retain their right to pass laws to protect animals, please visit Meat.org and then join me in opposing King's amendment.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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