Statement on Farm Bill outlines proposed in Congress

The following statement regarding the Farm Bill outlines proposed in Congress may be attributed to Leah Garcés, president and CEO of Mercy For Animals:

“Mercy For Animals is disheartened to see that the House’s Farm Bill outline benefits only the corporations that profit from harmful, dangerous factory farms and aims to undo farmed animal welfare laws, like California’s Proposition 12. As we combat climate change and public health crises like bird flu, we are glad that the Senate’s Farm Bill outline incorporates Mercy For Animals’ priorities, including transitioning factory farms to climate-friendly operations and requiring the federal government to prepare and publish a report on cruel mass animal killings at farms. Mercy For Animals will continue to engage with senators and representatives to advocate for the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act and other legislation that combats the unnecessary risks to people, animals, and the planet created by our unsustainable food system.”

– Leah Garcés, President and CEO, Mercy For Animals