If we had our way, no animal would be used by humans – period – and while farm animals are already suffering greatly, let’s not make it even worse for them. If passed, H.R.4879, the Protect Interstate Commerce Act of 2018, would gut all current agricultural standards and block any state, county, or municipality from requiring higher standards than those of the state with the weakest standards.
If a state has no limits on the pesticides used, no other state could refuse to allow the foods grown in the no-regulation state to be sold in their state.
If a state has no animal welfare standards, no other state could refuse to allow the sale of meat from those animals in their state.
No state could improve the standards, to make food produced in their state less poisoned, or to make farms in their state a little less cruel because consumers would still be offered agricultural products from states with the weakest possible regulation, or no regulations at all, driving down their cost.
If passed, H.R.4879 would reverse trends toward better quality foo
and less cruel conditions on farms.
H.R.4879 is Big Ag’s attack on local control and a more humane world.