No new animal welfare laws in USA
US Congress members showed an inclination towards pig
and cattle growers this week, at a hearing in the process towards the 2007 farm
Efforts by animal rights campaigners to include enhanced livestock care
standards in the bill thus were frustrated.
Chairman of the House
subcommittee on livestock, dairy and poultry, Leonard Boswell,
said that it was 'evident that livestock producers are vigorously addressing
animal welfare issues'.
that, several producer representatives had urged the House Agriculture Committee
not to include specific animal welfare regulations in the bill.
the pig industry, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) had already
emphasised the fact that it is the pig producers themselves who know what is
best for their animals.
The Humane Society of the US (HSUS) had
called for legislation that would ban pork produced with intensive confinement
of pigs - and similar laws for other 'inhumane' industrial
Related news item:
â€¢ NPPC steps up against animal rights activists (10 May
â€¢ National Pork Producers Council
â€¢ The Humane Society of
the United States (HSUS)
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