Help Stop the King Amendment. Here’s How:

This is important. Animals need your help NOW.

The King Amendment says we should be treated any old way, regardless of what your state laws say.
The King Amendment says we should be treated any old way, regardless of what your state laws say.

The House-Senate conference committee that will negotiate a final Farm Bill is working now.

We need to convince them to drop the King Amendment.

Don’t know what the King Amendment is? It’s an amendment that would over-rule the laws in individual states that enforce stricter animal care standards. Read more about it here.

And this from a legislator who supports states’ rights!

I’m asking you to please do your part to strike down the King Amendment.

Our best bet to defeat this amendment is to have it removed during conference committee. You can help make that happen.

Please make a brief, polite phone call to these four leaders of this conference committee, and ask them to remove the King amendment from the final Farm Bill:

  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.: 202-224-4822
  • Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.: 202-224-5054
  • Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla.: 202-225-5565
  • Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.: 202-225-2165

You can say: “I’m a concerned citizen, and I’m calling to urge you to oppose the King amendment and remove it from the Farm Bill. It’s a dangerous and radical attack on states’ rights.”

The argument that it attacks states’ rights is to get the more conservative members on board.

I called yesterday and was able to talk to staff for Stabenow and Lucas. I left a message for Cochran. The voice mail was full for Peterson, so I’ll hit him up again today.

Will you please call today? For animals?

The King Amendment affects us too as puppy mills are considered animal agriculture.
The King Amendment affects us too as puppy mills are considered animal agriculture.

Thank you.

26 thoughts on “Help Stop the King Amendment. Here’s How:

  1. I emailed the two senators, but the webpages for the House Reps won’t let me email them because I am not in their districts. I plan to call them today. The phone # for Lucas is 202-225-5565 and the number for Peterson is 202-225-2165. Thanks for your efforts, Rumpy!

    1. yeah, I tried emailing Peterson when I couldn’t leave a voice mail. Makes me wonder why they get to make decisions that impact those outside their districts but they don’t have to listen to those people.

  2. Rumpy can you help us. please sign this to help the cats around here. they are all fixed and get fed every day, but the big wigs want them killed. so my friend is try’n to stop it.
    please sign it!
    thanx
    Jimmie Chew

    http://www.change.org/petitions/cvs-corporate-larry-j-merlo-david-m-denton-and-district-manager-david-soto-stop-the-eviction-of-a-cat-colony-that-is-well-cared-for?share_id=WuvcxoiVYw&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

  3. I’ve also gotten this reminder from some other groups I follow so the word is getting out.

    Thanks for providing the numbers instead of emails. I think they get a little more attention.

  4. Great work. Whee live in the UK so whee can’t really help but you can consider us your squeaking cheerleaders from across the pond!

    ~ Rumpy Rumpy,
    He’s our dog,
    Chop this thing down like a log,
    Goooooooooooo Rumpy ~

    Nutty, Nacho, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

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