Farm Bill Passes and Extends Protection To Dogs, Cats and Horses

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After years of petitioning and concerned citizens speaking their minds, the Farm Bill has passed. Dogs, cats, horses and many other farm animals are a bit safer and more protected.

Many animal activists were concerned by the King Amendment that was proposed but did not pass. The heartless amendment would have “nullified state and local laws that address, among other issues, prohibiting horse slaughter for food, the extreme confinement of farm animals, shark finning and puppy mills,” states The Humane Society Of The United States.


The bill will extend protection to include pets at risk and authorizes grants to help domestic violence shelters accommodate pets or arrange for pet shelter. Something that is sadly needed and will save countless pets and people. Many times pets are also victims of domestic violence.

It bans domestic slaughter and trade of dogs and cats for human consumption. A cruel meat trade that needs to end worldwide.


It clearly states the federal prohibitions to dog and cock fighting across all U.S. jurisdictions. Another cruel and heartless act that needs to end for good. Animal abuse is not entertainment.

The bill is simply waiting on the president’s signature before it is made into law. Thank you to everyone who was involved and voted for this bill. Animals need us to be their voice and we have done that in passing this bill.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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