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Senate Farm Bill Throws Animal Welfare Under the Bus

Last night, the Senate approved an agreement to allow a finite number of amendments to the farm bill, and all measures related to animal welfare were excluded from consideration.
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Take Action to Protect Egg-Laying Hens, State Laws

Issues & Causes / Animal Rights & Welfare : Animals & Politics (2 years ago)

The Senate will likely conclude its consideration of the Farm Bill next week, and the House is likely to take up its Farm Bill within the next couple weeks, with a number of important animal welfare issues hanging in the... Read Post

Animal Fighting Progress in the Senate, and More News on the Legislative Front

Issues & Causes / Animal Rights & Welfare : A Humane Nation (3 years ago)

Two days ago, I wrote?with barely contained indignation?about members of the Senate declining to take up two key animal welfare amendments during floor consideration of the farm bill. One amendment, from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal... Read Post

Animal Fighting Penalties Advance in Congress, and a Dangerous Attempt to Overturn State Animal Welfare Laws

Issues & Causes / Animal Rights & Welfare : A Humane Nation (3 years ago)

Last night, during consideration of the 2012 farm bill, the House Agriculture Committee approved an amendment that is intended to overturn every voter-approved animal welfare ballot measure relating to agriculture–Prop 2 in Californ... Read Post

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