National Pork Producers Council
An Obama-era rule meant to help livestock farmers fight meat industry abuses could be on death row.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) walked into court in Minnesota last week and asked a judge to issue an order to stop the federal agency from sharing information about some of the biggest polluters of our nation's waterways with the American public.
As sponsor of legislation banning the cruel practice of gestation crates where pregnant sows are forced to live most of their lives without being able to stand up and turn around, I challenge Governor Christie to prove me wrong.
When it comes to matters of global human health, surely honesty and transparency must always prevail? Unfortunately, history tells us otherwise.
If we eliminated the use of antibiotics used in pigs for non-therapeutic uses the price of pork would go up just $.05 per pound. What price would you put on your health?
The public no longer wants a combination of financial bailouts and government deregulation. But Congress and the U.S.D.A. never seem to have gotten the memo when it comes to Big Agribusiness, especially the pork industry.
Factory farm executives see the writing on the wall, and they know they can no longer get away with treating animals like commodities -- like nothing more than meat-producing machines.