HSUS would oversee all livestock processing if bill passes
It's almost unbelievable- but a Vermont lawmaker has introduced a bill that would authorize that "An inspector who is a representative of a the Humane Society of the U.S., a Vermont-domiciled humane society, or similar organization approved by rule of the secretary, shall be present to observe a slaughterer, packer, or stockyard operator when engaged in the practice of bleeding or slaughtering livestock."
We have reaction from Steve Kopperud who helped found the Animal Agriculture Alliance, who says that " Animal rights activists may be headed toward an unprecedented power grab in Vermont."
Kopperud, who is now executive vice president of Policy Directions, has been monitoring the activities of animal rights activists for over 20 years and says what groups like HSUS are trying to do in Vermont represents an important turning point in their crusade to enact animal welfare reforms.
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