Sponsors of the bill include Representative Mike Fitzpatrick, a Pennsylvania Republican, and Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat. Senate sponsors include Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat. It's nice to see that concern for the well-being of "food animals" can cross the aisle, because torture and pain should know of no party lines given what we know about the emotional lives of "food animals" and how they clearly suffer in this barbaric "research" facility that should be closed down immediately.
Cruelty can't stand the spotlight: Activism works
I merely want to call attention to this pending legislation to make the point that "cruelty can't stand the spotlight " and that activism in many different forms can have an effect. Mr. Moss's original essay is indeed a form of activism and it has produced results.
Kudos to Mr. Moss and those who are proposing new and significant legislation to protect "food animals" from egregious neglect, harm, pain, suffering, and death. Please contact members of Congress (see also) to support these most-needed efforts to protect "food animals. It's about time the government used what we know about the emotional lives of animals to protect them from unnecessary and inhumane torture. However, it took an essay in The New York Times, not scientific essays about animal sentience nor popular reports about these essays, to motivate politicians to get involved in protecting these animals. We don't need more science, we need more action that can easily and solidly be based on what we already know about how these animals deeply suffer.