Stop a dangerous bill that could wipe out animal cruelty laws
A monumental threat is facing animals in our country! Legislation was just introduced in the U.S. Congress that could be disastrous for animals. The EATS Act (S. 2619/H.R. 4999), is designed to wipe out state laws that ban the cruel cage confinement of egg-laying chickens, mother pigs and baby veal calves. If passed, it could also destroy hundreds of other protections against terrible cruelties—like abuse of dogs in puppy mills, killing of animals for the wildlife trade and painful experiments inflicted on animals for cosmetic testing.
State laws on a vast range of additional concerns are also at risk, including pesticide application on fields, arsenic in food, protection against lead poisoning, chemicals in baby food containers, pollution standards for spraying sewage on crops, flammability standards for cigarettes and child labor.
Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) and Representative Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) introduced the EATS Act (S. 2619/H.R. 4999). It’s a rehash of the awful measure that former Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) tried unsuccessfully to attach to the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills (known as the King amendment).
Animals need your help to stop the unraveling of even their most basic protections and this attempt to negate important state laws.
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Senators and Representative now and urge them to oppose the EATS Act. Look up your legislators’ phone numbers. You can simply say, "as your constituent I urge you to oppose the EATS Act (S. 2619/H.R. 4999) which would have devastating consequences for animals and people".
After making your call, please use the form below to send a follow-up message.