Congress is on the verge of passing a dreadful provision added into the 2018 Farm Bill called the King Amendment that could completely erase state-level animal protection laws. Hard-won legislation to protect animals suffering in factory farms, puppy mills, in dog fighting rings (and many more) are at risk of being annihilated. This is our final chance to stop the Amendment from passing — so we must act now!
This King Amendment, developed by the evil U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa), was hindered in 2014 due to the outrage that ensued, but it has once again risen to the surface and clawed its way into the 900+ page 2018 Farm Bill — updated just once every five years.
The legislative process of the U.S. Farm Bill is grueling. First, the House drafts one, then the Senate, and then the two final drafts are reconciled and signed into law. As it currently stands, the King Amendment has made it into the House draft, but not the Senate draft.
Now these two drafts are being combined, this is our last chance to speak up for animals and make sure this cancerous amendment is thrown out of the final bill for good!
1. Call: Please reach out to your one U.S. representative and your two U.S. senators and have a polite conversation about removing the King Amendment from the 2018 Farm Bill.
To find the telephone numbers of your legislators, click on the link below, then make sure you are on the Federal tab.
Here's an example of what you can say:
"As I am a constituent of this office, I am urging the removal of the King Amendment from the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. This amendment has the power to strip sensible state animal welfare and environmental protection laws and goes against the will of the people who passionately fought for them. Thank you for passing on my message."
2. Share: Share this alert on Facebook and Twitter. Let's make more people aware of this shameful amendment. Remember, this is our final chance to stop it from passing!
Sample text to use: "Rep. Steven King is trying to eradicate state animal and environmental protection laws within the 2018 Farm Bill. This is our final chance to stop him!"
3. Send: After your calls and sharing on social media, please send our automated letter to your legislators by filling out the form on this page.
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Remove the King Amendment from the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill
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