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Issues in Farm Bill have the attention of animal advocates




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By John Michaelson

AUSTIN -- Animal-rights advocates are perched on the edges of their seats as members of the U.S. House and Senate evaluate legislation to replace the Farm Bill that expires in September.

Two measures that directly affect farm-animal welfare are part of the package. Both House and Senate bills include a version of the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act. Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States, explained what the act does.

“It would make it a crime to attend or to bring a child to a dog fight or a cockfight,” he said.

The House version of the Farm Bill also includes an amendment by Iowa Rep. Steve King. Pacelle predicted it would mean misery for many animals -- including calves, pigs, chickens, puppies, and even sharks -- by tossing out state laws about humane treatment of animals.

“If there’s a state standard that says that the animals should be able to lie down, turn around, stand up, and extend their limbs, that could be nullified by Steve King’s amendment,” he said. “He even opposed efforts to include pets in disaster planning.”

King has said he believes the wide variety of state animal-welfare laws makes it difficult for food producers to comply with them and restricts commerce. However, Pacelle said the King amendment could nullify hard-won rights for animals in 34 states and has broad implications for food safety and environmental standards.
 

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