The U.S. government spends upwards of 1 billion dollars per year on animal products that feed government programs and agencies, like the National School Lunch Program, the federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Armed Services.
The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, H.R. 4733, would require the government to purchase food for these programs only from farms where animals can move freely and extend their limbs in their confinement-- that means no gestation crates, veal crates, or battery cages. Since it's essentially impossible for every packer to trace each piece of meat back to it's farm of origin, they would need all of their suppliers to comply with these standards; so the law would apply to virtually every farm in the country.
More and more food establishments are phasing out animal products from cruel confinements, and seven states have already adopted similar laws. It's time for America to send the message to agribusiness that animal welfare is a national priority. Tell U.S. Congress to support H.R. 4733, and end the use of gestation crates, veal crates, and battery cages in America.
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