So, did you click through to either of the government comment pages on my last post? If not, here’s another chance to give it a try. If you did, then you know how easy the process can be. Go for it!
Topic 1: Treatment of Animals Whose Eggs/Meat Are Labelled Organic.
You may think that animals at organic farms are treated better than animals at conventional farms, but that’s not necessarily true. In fact, there are no specific rules for treatment of animals on organic farms. Earlier this year, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) was scheduled to enact standards for treatment of animals at organic farm, but after multiple delays, the USDA plans to pull the rules that were set to go into effect. Let the USDA know that you think it’s appropriate to hold organic farms to a higher standard when it comes to the treatment of animals. You can comment here, but the comment period ends on the 17th, so act now!
Topic 2: Gun Control
Want to see “bump stocks” like those used in the Las Vegas mass shooting regulated they way we regulate machine guns? Click here to let the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives know.
Topic 3: Clean Power
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, which it claims are burdensome to industry. Step one in that process would be eliminating the current Clean Power Plan—even as the new (assuredly weaker) plan is hashed out. You can stand up for our planet, our children, and our lungs right here.
I’ll keep posting these as I find more. Feel free to add suggestions in the comment section.