Reps. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) made history for farm animals June 8 by introducing landmark legislation that would greatly improve the welfare of millions of animals on factory farms. The Farm Animal Stewardship Purchasing Act would establish basic animal welfare standards for the meat, egg and dairy industries, and it would require producers supplying animal products to the federal government to comply with these standards. (Factory Farming Campaign )
Congressman Shays said, "The way a society treats its animals speaks to the core values and priorities of its citizens." One of the seven core values determining the selection of news here at the Good News Network is compassion. You can express your compassion by supporting this legislation at the Factory Farming Campaign’s Web site.