The following Federal Bills listed below are all driven by animal rights groups.
Each bill outlined below is catagorized and listed by Name and bill number.
Please read the summary carefully and click the tab within each listing to send your opposition emails to your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators.
Animal Welfare Enforcement Improvement Act (AWEIA) H.R. 3277
Sponsor: Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
Referred to House Agriculture Committee/ House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
This legislation is completely driven by the animal rights organizations to push USDA into Obama-era adversarial enforcement practices and was issued under the false premise that because USDA write-ups for non-compliance declined under the Trump administration that USDA did not have strict enough enforcement.
In other words, the animal rights groups, namely ASPCA, have made their assessment that because USDA was not regulating licensees out of business that they were not doing their job.
This legislation is a by-product of ASPCA's lawsuit against USDA which perpetuates their false narrative about USDA regulatory enforcement being "too lax."
Key points of this legislation include:
The Cavalry Group OPPOSES H.R. 3277
Greyhound Breeders/Working Dogs:
Sponsor: Rep. Tony Cardenas
Referred to House Judiciary Committee
The Cavalry Group OPPOSES H.R. 3335
Farm System Reform Act H.R.4421/S.2332
Sponsors: Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Referred to House Agriculture; Transportation and Infastructure Committee/Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment; Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
The Cavalry Group OPPOSES H.R.4421/S.2332
Sponsors: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) & Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
This legislation contains breeding limits, exercise mandates, limitation on the number of dogs one can own/breed, rescue mandate for retired breeding dogs, temperature restrictions that are dangerous for newly whelped puppies, and more.
The Cavalry Group OPPOSES H.R. 2840/S.1385
Sponsor: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
The Cavalry Group OPPOSES H.R. 3355
Sponsor: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Sen
Co-Sponsors to date: 203 in the House; 24 in the Senate
Proponents of the Big Cat Public Safety Act claims that the bill will do two things: save thousands of big cats from abuse and exploitation by private owners and prevent those animals and their “negligent” owners from mauling or killing countless members of the public.
In reality, this messaging is a huge scam being sold to law makers and takes advantage of their affection for big cats and their trust in the sensationalized media about exotic animals in recent months and years, especially as a result of the Netflix sensation, Tiger King.
The Cavalry Group OPPOSES H.R. 263/S. 1210