H.R.3798 - Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012

To provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 as introduced.

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  • libbypw 01/25/2012 2:02am

    Anything HSUS is pushing is a bad idea.

    I’m tracking H.R.3798 – To provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens, and for other purposes. using OpenCongress.org.

    This is a blatant over step of the federal government. Honest to goodness, how in the world does one reconcile the treatment of chickens as something the individual state is incapable of managing?

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. That annoying Amendment was put there to keep Congress in check. Stop flouting it!

    If the federal government was not looking for ways to regulate every movement of it’s citizens, then we’d not have a budget deficit and we’d have a stronger economy.

    Sincerely,
    Mary

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    factchecker 03/20/2012 6:43pm

    Hi Mary,

    The United Egg Producers, representing 90% of all egg producers are in support of this bill. Why? Mainly to level the future interstate commerce playing field; different states are now creating more prohibitions and complications in this area in response to consumer demands. A rep from the producer’s side said on a recent radio show. I’m a constitutional supporter, so I guess I can go with this under “regulate interstate commerce”.

    Side benefits in systems which incorporate these measures has been reported to be more egg production per hen, less undesirable animal mortality and sickness, better working conditions (ammonia levels monitored), and possibly less salmonella- not studied, but fairly logical in healthier animals.

    A large producer estimated one or two cents per egg increase(for a large producer)to pay for the changes- plus they taste way better (from personal experience).

    The bill is sponsored by two Democrats and two Republicans. I like that!

    Liz Roberts

  • BrodyRosenfeld 01/27/2012 10:36am

    Our factory farming system is arguably as much of a crime against life as slavery in the Americas was. These animals spend their whole lives serving us sometimes in brutal condidtions… we can at least spend a couple of cents more per egg to give them a slightly more comfortable life.

  • brownrabbit 02/16/2012 3:26pm

    I want to see this when possible…. http://www.lioneggfarms.co.uk/media/images/coded-egg.png

    It shouldnt be required for smaller egg farmers but if they have a certain, appropriately large production, they should be required to invest in this technology for quality assurance.


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