The King (Amendment) Is Dead.

Today, in an unprecedented outcome in the history of congressional action on the Farm Bill, the full House rejected the bill advanced to the floor by House leadership. The HSUS and a large coalition of organizations opposed the bloated, regressive potpourri of agriculture-related measures for a wide variety of reasons. Even though the bill did include the HSUS-backed proposal to make it a federal crime to attend or bring a child to an animal fight, The HSUS opposed the bill because of the noxious “King amendment,” authored by Rep. Steve King, R- Iowa, that would have repealed dozens of state laws on animal protection.

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