Even Humane Farming Association Opposed to HR 3798
The Humane Farming Association is intensifying its opposition to the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. The measure - introduced by Oregon 5th District Representative Kurt Schrader - would codify a controversial agreement between the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States. According to the Humane Farming Association - the egg industry is seeking to establish egg factory cages as a national standard that could never be challenged or changed by state law or public vote. They say the bill would preempt state laws - such as California's Proposition 2 - and is a direct assault upon egg laying hens, voters and states' rights.
Groups like the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association also oppose the bill - but for different reasons. Both groups warn the bill could set a dangerous precedent of allowing the federal government to dictate how livestock producers operate.
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