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Unformatted text preview: an animal rights activist who isn’t interested in equality and
justice for all beings, and if we have it within our power to alleviate suffering, we should
not hesitate to take action. Perhaps King’s mother never informed him that two wrongs
don’t make a right. King has become well known for taking a radical stance on animal
protection policies often in the interest of the economy of his own district.
The King Amendment is officially known as the Protect Interstate Commerce Act.
Animal welfare improvements are viewed as costly expenses that agribusiness should be
protected from, but if you’d ask me, I’d tell you these priorities are a little ass backwards.
This is due to the fact that King’s district is predominantly economically dependent on
industrialized animal agriculture, and he is solely looking to continue the sale of Iowa’s
eggs in California. In July 2008 at the University of California Davis conducted a study through the
University of California Agricultural Issues Center which concluded that non‐cage systems
would have 20% higher production costs prompting all of California’s egg industry of 19
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This document was uploaded on 03/25/2014 for the course ENST 207 at Ramapo.
- Fall '13