Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act
What it does
If Congress passes it, the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act would require meat and poultry corporations and industrial operators to register with USDA and submit disaster preparedness plans, which would shift liability for responsible disaster mitigation from the public to those entities. The bill would also end line-speed increases and meatpacker self-inspection programs for animal slaughter, prohibit slaughter of all downed animals and require more humane treatment of livestock transported for long periods.
Who supports this bill?
The Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act is a bicameral bill, which means it has some support in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Senators Cory Booker, Brian Schatz and Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Jim McGovern, Jahana Hayes, Eleanor Norton, Earl Blumenauer, Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Grace Meng introduced the bill. In the Senate, this bill is referred to as S.272 and these Senators are already supporting the bill. In the House, this bill is referred to as H.R.805 and these Representatives are already supporting the bill.
This bill is endorsed by over sixty organizations, including the American Grassfed Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), HEAL Food Alliance, Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity and Natural Resources Defense Council.
Want to support this bill?
If your Senators and House Representative aren’t already on the list of cosponsors for the bill:
- Ask your two Senators to “cosponsor the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act, S. 272.”
- Ask your House Representative to “cosponsor the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act, H.R.805.”
If your elected officials are already supporting this bill, you can always contact them to thank them and help spread the word among your networks.
If you’d like to learn more about the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act, you can:
- Find instructions for calling or writing your Senators and Representative (tip: enter your address)
- Track the bill’s progress on Congress.gov or GovTrack
- Learn why lawmakers are supporting this bill (Senator Cory Booker’s press release)
- Read the full bill text
See more bills worthy of your support in the 2023 Farm Bill.