Stop the King Amendment!
We urgently need your help today to stop one of the most serious threats to animal protection this country has ever experienced.
Tomorrow the Farm Bill Conference Committee starts meeting to decide whether the King Amendment will remain in the final Farm Bill that is sent to President Obama.
As ALDF repeatedly has warned, the King Amendment outrageously would prevent your state from ever setting its own health, safety and welfare standards and applying them to products produced elsewhere. It further would roll back decades of animal protection and food safety standards -- immediately repealing Prop 2 and laws in eight other states that forbid cruel farm animal confinement, as well as rescinding California’s Foie Gras ban, horse slaughter and puppy mill prohibitions, even children’s nutritional requirements.
The Amendment’s author, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) even believes that dogfighting should be made legal.
Please call your Senators and Representative today and demand that the King Amendment be stripped from the bill. You can simply say:
"As a concerned constituent I'm calling to urge you to strip the King Amendment from the Farm Bill because I want animals to be protected from cruel conditions and my family to be protected from unsafe foods."
Please make the call before sending this form. Your call is crucial to ensure that this message is heard!
This is especially important if you live in AR, CO, GA, IA, KS, MI, MN, MS, MT, OH, ND, VT as your Senator is on the Farm Bill Conference Committee. Check to see if your Representative is also on the Committee.