Unformatted text preview: als and our planet. Americans would be absolutely shocked to know the egregious
cruelty inflicted upon these animals, and I believe that if the practices of factory farming
became common knowledge, American consumers would refuse to financially support it,
and there would be a drastic shift in consumer demand.
The 2013 Farm Bill is two years overdue and if Congress doesn’t agree upon action, our current farm bill will expire and some agricultural laws will regress back to their 1938
and 1949 versions. This could influence cow’s milk prices to skyrocket to $7 a gallon. The
King Amendment passed on the House’s version but was not included on the
Senate‐passed bill, and the Humane Society has expressed concerns that it will be
incorporated with the bill when it reaches the committee for vote. 200 members of
Congress have wrote letters in opposition of the King Amendment, but if the amendment
can’t be cut, it’s very likely that the entire Farm Bill will crumble (Greenstein, 2013). There are 41 members of the U.S. House and Senate Conference Committee
currently working to create a new Farm Bill, and there are onl...
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