Animals Are Not Commodities!
The European Union is negotiating an agricultural trade deal with the United States. However, the welfare of animals that will be part of the trade is being left out of the agreement.
We Must Consider Animal Welfare In Trade Agreements!
Foreign trade agreements have historically treated animals as commodities and not accounted for their welfare. The newest transatlantic trade agreement – the TTIP – is no exception.
It’s time we put the needs of these sentient beings above agricultural profits.The newest agreement – the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) – is designed to expand the EU and US agricultural markets. However, the agreement completely disregards animal welfare.
Beef, pork, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from sentient animals that can experience pain and suffering. Treating them like commodities is not acceptable.
If the TTIP is not reformed, products from farms that continue to employ inhumane confinement practices will be allowed to compete with high welfare EU products. It will completely ignore the fact that the EU citizens have emphatically expressed support for banning inhumane farming practices. As written, the TTIP overshadows the spirit of fair trade and good welfare practices.
While intended to expand the US and EU agricultural markets, TTIP will allow products from inhumane, industrial farms in the US to compete with high welfare EU products. The TTIP completely ignores the fact that the EU citizens have emphatically expressed support for banning inhumane farming practices. We cannot allow politicians to overwrite the majority opinion.
Send a message to the European Parliament to show them that we will not allow them to ignore our wishes!
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