Victory! Factory Farm Protection Act Dropped from Farm Bill!
Thanks to the work of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of activists, the Factory Farm Protection Act, also known as the King Amendment—an attempt by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to wipe out hundreds of state laws designed to protect food and agriculture standards—has been dethroned. The amendment did not survive the final version of the Farm Bill, which passed the House last week and is expected to pass the Senate and be signed by the President this week.
It’s a huge victory. For animal welfare. For states’ rights. For every group and individual who fought for its defeat.