Every five years or so, Congress passes a Farm Bill, which includes an assortment of food and farm issues bundled into one massive package. As the Agriculture Committees in Congress begin to debate the bill, we have an incredible opportunity to press for inclusion of some key animal protection bills. We must also be ready to fight against any efforts to add dangerous bills that could hurt animals.
Please urge your U.S. Representative to support the inclusion of four animal welfare bills: the PAST Act (H.R. 1847), the PACE Act (H.R. 4202), the PAWS Act (H.R. 909/S. 322) and the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act (H.R. 1406) in the Farm Bill. These four bills already have tremendous bipartisan support and the Farm Bill is an ideal vehicle to get them passed through the House.
Please also urge your Representative to oppose the inclusion of Rep. Steve King's dangerous anti-states' rights bills, H.R. 4879/H.R. 3599, that could undercut the will of the people and force state and localities to allow the sale of dangerous and inhumanely-produced products.
Please take a moment to call your U.S. Representative now. Look up your legislator's phone number. You can say, "As your constituent, I urge you to ensure three critical animal protection bills—the PAST Act on horse soring, the PACE Act on animal fighting, the PAWS Act on domestic violence against pets and the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act—are included in the Farm Bill. Please also ensure that Rep. Steve King’s legislation—H.R. 4879 and H.R. 3599—is not included. King’s legislation poses a very real threat to animals, consumers, and states’ rights across the country."