The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has listed the issues it wants the various federal agencies to address.
The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has listed the issues it wants the various federal agencies to address. Some of the items HSUS listed for USDA include:
- Downers and slaughter plant oversight – immediately finalize rule closing loophole and comprehensively banning slaughter of any downed cattle.
- Enforcement – increase oversight of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and Animal Welfare Act.
- Horse slaughter – support legislation to institute a permanent ban on horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption.
- Intensive confinement – support efforts to phase out intensive confinement, as recommended by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production.
- Confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) – reverse the Bush Administration EPA final rule exempting CAFOs from federal reporting requirements on emissions; ensure that CAFOs aren’t exempted from environmental laws, including new laws addressing climate change, as well as Community Right-to-Know and Superfund.