May29

National Association of Egg Farmers Call on Congress

National Association of Egg Farmers Have Pressed Congress to Support the King Amendment and Defeat the Egg Bill

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

1.Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7) Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee

2.Rep. Steve King (IA-5) Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition, and author of “Protecting Interstate Commerce Act” (King Amendment)

3.Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) Member of the House Agriculture Committee

4.Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) Member of the House Agriculture Committee

5.Rep. Danny Davis (IL-7) Supported Egg Bill as co-sponsor in previous Congress

6.Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-5) Member of the House Agriculture Committee

7.Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-6) Congressional Tea Party Caucus Chair

8.Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee

9.Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Senate Majority Whip

10.Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) Member of Senate Appropriations Committee

Staff for Congressional Offices

11.Rep. Luis Guitierrez (IL-4) Member of the House Judiciary Committee

12.Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) Member of the House Appropriations Committee

13.Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10) Member of the House Agriculture Committee. Offered amendment opposing King Amendment and co-sponsor of the Egg Bill in this Congress.

14.Rep. Kurt Shrader (OR-5) Member of the House Agriculture Committee. Offered Egg Bill in current and previous Congress.

15.Rep. Bill Enyart (IL-12) Member of the House Agriculture Committee.

16.Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-3) Member of the House Ways and Means Committee

17.Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) Co-sponsor of the Egg Bill

18.Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) Co-sponsor of the Egg Bill

19.Rep. John Kline (MN-1) Co-sponsor of the Egg Bill

20.Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5) Co-sponsor of the Egg Bill

21.Rep. Robert Brady (PA-1) Co-sponsor of the Egg Bill

22.Rep. Tim Walz (MN-1) Member of the House Agriculture Committee

23.Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee

24.Senator Al Franken (D-MN) Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee

 

Apr17

The Other Side of the Story

 

Iowa Public Radio Shows How UEP is Selling Egg Bill

The link and quote shown below reveals how UEP is selling the egg bill in the media ….Improved housing, improved environment and improved food safety.

 “This is what my industry and my egg farmers want and passionately believe that they need to [have] happen so that they can pass their farms on to the next generation,” said Chad Gregory, president of United Egg Producers. He said the proposal would require larger cages with perches, nesting boxes and improved manure systems. “Housing will improve drastically, the environment will improve drastically and the safety of our product will improve drastically over the next 15 years,” Gregory said, “if we can get this bill passed.”
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-cages-and-carton-labels-could-come-egg-industry

 

EFA Provides “Other Side of the Story” to Iowa Public Radio

 

Efforts were made by National Association of Egg Farmers to counter the press coverage of the egg bill and how UEP was characterizing it as “drastically” improving housing, the environment, and food safety. Details were sent to Iowa Public Radio. While we’re not aware of the basis for any of UEP’s claims, National Association of Egg Farmers responded with facts.

1.EFA detailed the impact the legislation will have on many farmers with foreclosures.

2.EFA detailed the impact the legislation will have on consumers with the costs of eggs increasing 25%.

3.EFA cited scientists who noted the impact on the welfare of chickens with more leg and wing breakages.

4.EFA did cite the scientific study and journal where published showing the impact on food safety reporting an increase in the transmission of Salmonella Enteritidis.

Apr05

A Biblical View of Animals For Use By Mankind

Often animal rights activists say it is morally wrong for man to use animals for consumtion. When anyone connects rights with morality, they claim a Biblical source.  So, what does the Bible say about animals and man?

In connection with worship under the Mosaic Law, cattle, sheep, and goats were among the animals acceptable for sacrifice. Such animals were to be sound ones, and no castrated animal was admissible. (Leviticus 22:23-25) The use of animal blood for food or for any purpose other than sacrifice was prohibited. (Leviticus 17:13, 14) Worship of any representation of an animal or other created thing was strictly forbidden.—Exodus 20:4, 5.

God permits the killing of animals to obtain food and clothing or to protect people from danger. (Genesis 3:21; 9:3; Exodus 21:28) However, being cruel to animals or killing them just for sport is wrong and shows utter disregard for the sacredness of life.—Proverbs 12:10.

The Bible directs just and merciful treatment of animals. Indeed, God represents himself as the Loving Provider for their lives and well-being. (Proverbs 12:10; Psalms 145:15, 16) The Mosaic Law enjoined proper care of domestic animals. When found straying, domestic animals were to be returned safely to their owner; when crushed under a burden, they were to be relieved. (Exodus 23:4, 5) They were to be worked humanely. (Deuteronomy 22:10; 25:4) They, as well as man, were to benefit from the Sabbath rests. (Exodus 20:10; 23:12; Deuteronomy 5:14) Dangerous animals were to be controlled or destroyed. (Genesis 9:5; Exodus 21:28, 29) Crossbreeding of different sorts was forbidden.—Levitcus 19:19.

God-fearing men see in animals part of God’s generous provision for human welfare. Animals have served man as burden bearers, as sources of food and clothing, as sanitation agents, and as helpers in the vital activities of plowing and harvesting.

 

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