The US House of Representatives may soon vote on Amendment 45, proposed by Rep. Steve King of Iowa (the largest egg producing state). The amendment to Congress’ Farm Bill aims to block multiple states’ current efforts to better the lives of animals killed for food, forcing them to allow banned meat, egg, and dairy products across state lines. If it were to pass, the ban of foie gras in California would not apply to the “delicacy” when it comes into the Golden State from elsewhere in the country. Additionally, California’s Proposition 2, which requires an increase in cage space for hens, would be undermined by the new amendment, and, in turn, possibly prevent other states from following California’s lead.
Love the plant-based lifestyle as much as we do?
Get the BEST vegan recipes, travel, celebrity interviews, product picks, and so much more inside every issue of VegNews Magazine. Find out why VegNews is the world’s #1 plant-based magazine by subscribing today!