HSUS wish list

The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) issued its wish list for USDA: A comprehensive ban on slaughter of downer cattle and increased oversight of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and Animal Welfare Act. A permanent ban on horse slaughter and export of horses for human consumption. Phaseout of intensive confinement of livestock. Reversal of the EPA final rule exempting confined animal feeding operations

The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) issued its wish list for USDA:

  • A comprehensive ban on slaughter of downer cattle and increased oversight of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and Animal Welfare Act.

  • A permanent ban on horse slaughter and export of horses for human consumption.

  • Phaseout of intensive confinement of livestock.

  • Reversal of the EPA final rule exempting confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) from federal reporting requirements on emissions; and ensuring CAFOs aren't exempted from environmental laws, including new laws addressing climate change, as well as Community Right-to-Know and Superfund.

  • HSUS also seeks a White House “animal protection liaison” to coordinate animal-protection concerns including policy issues, legislation and regulations. And HSUS advocates appointment of an Assistant U.S. Attorney to head a new Animal Protection Division in the U.S. Department of Justice, “similar to the Civil Rights Division, to ensure strong enforcement of federal animal-protection laws.”