Due to an appeal from the National Meat Association, which wants the
2009 California state law (barring the purchasing, selling and
butchering of downed animals) blocked from going into effect, the
Supreme Court is likely to overturn it.
The reasoning is that The Federal Meat Inspection Act allows a
federal meat inspector to examine and then determine whether a downed
animal is fit to be slaughtered for meat and also says states cannot add
requirements "in addition to or different than" its requirements.
Therefore, currently the federal law does not require the immediate
euthanasia of livestock, but California law does, which adds an
additional requirement in respect to the operations of a federally
inspected meatpacking facility.
Please visit Farm Animal Protection in Jeopardy at the Supreme Court:
How is it possible that a great decision toward alleviating animal
suffering, and promoting peace and compassion, might actually be
overturned? It's obvious here that the meat industry sees God's farmed
animals as mere commodities, incapable of suffering and undeserving of
Since current legislation is very much on the side of agribusiness,
it's imperative that consumers take a serious stand and stop supporting
industries that abuse animals. Christians need to be the example, the
"light and salt" of the world, the followers of Jesus' teachings of
compassion, mercy and justice, and take the initiative by transitioning
to a plant-based diet. It's the most effective and practical way to end
support to the meat, egg and dairy industries.
Your question and comments are welcome