USA: Oppose New Attack on Animal-Protection Laws

U.S. H.R. 4999/S. 2619—Exposing Agriculture Trade Suppression (EATS) Act
ASPCA Position: Oppose
Sponsors: Rep. Ashely Hinson (R-IA), Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS)

The Exposing Agriculture Trade Suppression (EATS) Act was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate in August 2021. While its sponsors and agriculture-industry supporters claim the EATS Act “protects agricultural trade,” its real goal is to erase state and local animal welfare regulations that are already in place—all in the name of profit.

Existing bans on cruel farming practices, such as gestation crates for pigs, battery cages for laying hens and veal crates for calves, would be in danger if the EATS Act is passed. In addition, good laws related to food safety, farm worker protections, environmental standards and even puppy mills would all be at risk.

We cannot roll back progress and allow animals to suffer—help us defeat the EATS Act.

What You Can Do

Please use the form below to email your members of Congress urging them oppose the dangerous EATS Act.

On behalf of animals across the country, and in hope of continuing to build a more humane world, thank you!