Animal agriculture is clearly one of the cruelest and most uncaring and destructive industries on the planet if not the worst. Their actions are so egregiously awful that many states have enacted some very minimal animal welfare standards to try and mitigate some of the torture they inflict on the animals in their care. But even these tiny protective measure are far too much for these greedy and extremely wealthy and powerful executive to bear. So now they are are trying to attach some truly harmful legislation to the US 2023 Farm Bill. The Ending Agriculture Trade Suppression (EATS) Act will quickly destroy all state programs ending cruel cage confinement of egg-laying chickens, mother pigs and baby veal calves, and the sale of animal products derived from such cruelty.
It would also destroy hundreds of other protections against terrible cruelties – like abuse of dogs in puppy mills, killing of animals for the wildlife trade and painful experiments inflicted on animals for cosmetic testing.
But it doesn't stop there. State laws on a vast range of additional agricultural issues are also at risk, including pesticide application on fields, arsenic in food, protection against lead poisoning, chemicals in baby food, pollution standards for spraying sewage on crops, flammability standards for cigarettes, and child labor.
In other words, all of us would be subject to the brutal whims of some of the most horrible people on the planet.
It is imperative that we stop this unimaginably hideous and destructive legislation in its tracks. Please, please call your two US Senators and your US Representatives and demand that the reject and speak out against the EATS Act (HR 4417S 2019). Our future and futures of billions of animals depends on your help.