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Archive - Dec 15, 2006

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Submitted by Peter Singer on December 15, 2006 - 5:25am.
Pigs, Calves, and American Democracy

"To explain the gap between Europe and the US on farm animal welfare, we should look to the political system. In Europe, the concerns of voters about animal welfare have been effective in influencing members of national parliaments, as well as members of the European Parliament, resulting in national legislation and EU directives that respond to those concerns. In the US, by contrast, similar concerns have had no discernible effect on members of Congress. There is no federal legislation at all on the welfare of farm animals – and very little state legislation, either.": Peter Singer

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