Help us stop them!
Updated: December 26, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is again putting the interests of Big Ag ahead of small farmers, animal welfare, and consumer rights. It plans to strip the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule that requires Organic farms raise animals more humanely than factory farms. You have until January 17 to tell the USDA that this decision is irresponsible and unacceptable.
After delaying the OLPP rule twice, President Trump’s USDA is now considering repealing the rule entirely. We can’t let this happen. After more than a decade of work by farmers, welfare groups, veterinarians, scientists, and consumers, we must ensure that corporate farms don’t water down the meaning of Certified Organic.
You can help! Please submit a comment today using the language below and tell the USDA to enact the Organic rules now. Please also consider a donation to support Farm Forward’s ongoing work to protect farmed animals.
Please note that the USDA might only count comments that are unique, so please consider a personalized message. Sample language for submitting comments:
The OLPP rules are good for farmers, animals, and consumers and I urge the USDA to reconsider repealing the rules and to enact them without further delay.
May 16, 2017
The Trump administration has delayed for the second time this year the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, which requires outdoor access for all animals; sets indoor and outdoor space requirements for chickens; restricts physical alterations, and adds transport and slaughter standards.
Although the USDA comment period has closed, we continue to collect signatures and will present them directly to the USDA. Sign up here to receive updates on the rule to show your support for its immediate implementation.
Thanks for helping us change the way our nation eats and farms. We can’t do it without you.