Factory farms, and Big Ag in general, have thousands of their prostitutes corrupting every branch of government. But one of these prostitutes is sleazier and skankier than all the rest, and that would be Steve King (R—Hands Around His Ankles). He added an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill, H.R. 6083.
This amendment — euphemistically named the Protect Interstate Commerce Act
— will eliminate every state, county and local law that protects animals’ rights. The amendment is supposedly directed only at local rules that affect agriculture — health and safety standards for farm animals, bans on tiny gestation crates, workers’ safety and environmental protections. That’s bad enough.
But the way the amendment is worded, it could overturn ANY local ordinance concerning animals’ rights. Laws regulating puppy mills, laws against dog fighting and cockfighting — POOF! Gone.
A spokesman for the Environmental Working Group said:
“This is exactly the sort of thing that’s done at midnight on a Wednesday night. We’ve never seen anything that would so profoundly threaten the ability of states to protect consumers, farmers and the environment.”
Someone from the Humane Society said:
“The scope of this amendment is so absurdly far-reaching that it’s even difficult to talk about.”
If you’d like to see Steve King’s own personal spin on the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, here’s his website
. You can even contact him and tell him what you think of him.
Not many people know this, but Rep. Steve King is anorexic and only weighs 94 pounds. He only looks big and pudgy because of the gallons of Big Ag jizm sloshing around inside him at any given moment.
Labels: 2012 Farm Bill H.R. 6083, Environmental Working Group, Humane Society, Protect Interstate Commerce Act, Steve King, Steve King animals’ rights