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Your Views: Farm bill would limit states ability to protect animal rights
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Laws that protect animals are being jeopardized by the House version of the national farm bill.

There is an added provision, dubbed the King amendment, that would likely repeal dozens of state laws protecting dogs in puppy mills, sharks killed for their fins, horses sent to slaughter and more. In essence, this law would undo all state laws pertaining to agriculture, and strip states of the ability to create new ones, so laws that are in place to ensure food safety and safe working conditions could be wiped out, too.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been appointed to the bill’s deciding conference committee. Therefore I urge him to do all in his ability to keep this provision off of the final farm bill.

Julie Robertson

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