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Rogers should rid farm bill of detrimental amendment

Published 10:37am Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dear Editor,
Alabamans care about animals. We want them to be protected.
States’ rights to pass their own bills to protect animals and food safety are threatened to be undercut by an amendment to the farm bill introduced by Iowa Rep. Steve King.
King’s amendment would repeal dozens of existing state laws passed to help animals all over the country.
The notorious provision is opposed by a range of animal welfare and food safety groups.
Fortunately, the Senate version of the farm bill contains no such provision.
Rep. Mike Rogers is likely to be on the conference committee deciding on the final bill.
As a constituent of his, I hope that he will do all that he can to strike this heavy handed amendment from the farm bill.

Jenifer Roe

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