It looks like the issue of animal rights has reached the U.S. Congress.
According to meatingplace.com, a bill backed by the Humane Society of the United States has been introduced by two House members from California. It would set rules around confinement of animals used to produce food purchased by the federal government.
HSUS praised the proposal and urged Congress to act swiftly to pass the bill. In a news release, HSUS said the bill “simply requires that any food purchased for federal programs comes from animals raised with enough room to stand up, lie down, turn around and stretch their limbs.”
According to HSUS, the federal government spends more than one billion dollars buying animal products for a variety of programs and agencies, including the national school lunch program, the armed services and the bureau of prisons.