ASPCA Urges Congress to Reject the Protecting Interstate Commerce for Livestock Producers Act
WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Protecting Interstate Commerce for Livestock Producers Act (S.3382), a dangerous bill similar to the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act that would jeopardize existing state and local regulations, including those already in place to protect animal welfare. In response, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) issued the following statement:
“In another transparent attempt to undo the Supreme Court’s landmark decision upholding California’s Proposition 12, Sen. Hawley has introduced the Protecting Interstate Commerce for Livestock Producers Act to overturn the will of voters and conscientious consumers across the country who want to ensure the more humane treatment of animals,” said Kara Shannon, director of farm animal welfare policy for the ASPCA. “The ASPCA urges Congress to reject this dangerous proposal that would leave millions more farm animals vulnerable to a life of extreme confinement while rolling back decades of progress toward building a more humane and just food system.”
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