Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Dianne Feinstein has a proclivity for representing a rather odd group of constituents, certainly not mainstream Californians. When she attempted to double the amount of laying space for hens she proved once again to Californians, increased costs to consumer, and increased taxes are of little concern, thus, she wasted time in the senate with a bill broken egg!
SAN FRANCISCO, Farm Bill Amendment Would Have Killed California’s Prop. 2 and Kept Hens in Cages
The Humane Farming Association (HFA) and a coalition of animal protection organizations are applauding the Senate’s rejection of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s controversial “Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012” (S. 3239) to the Farm Bill. Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, Feinstein’s measure is modeled on a similar bill (H.R. 3798) that was introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader in the House earlier this year over the vehement objections of animal advocates nationwide.
“We applaud this Senate action which puts the rights and best interests of the American public ahead of the cynical political interests of the egg industry,” said Bradley Miller, National Director of the Humane Farming Association. “The egg industry is seeking to establish egg factory cages as a national standard that could never be challenged or changed by state law or public vote,” continued Miller. “Senator Feinstein’s amendments would preempt state laws, such as California’s Proposition 2, and is a direct assault upon egg laying hens’, voters’, and states’ rights.”