Thank You For Speaking Up for Higher Animal Care Standards in Organic Agriculture

Glick Farm, PA

On February 28, 2019, a federal court ruled that the Organic Trade Association lawsuit against the USDA for withdrawing organic animal care rules will move ahead! The judge wants to hear full arguments about how the USDA was wrong to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) Final Rule that thousands of organic stakeholders supported and would have taken effect in May 2018.

Before its withdrawal, Organic Valley teamed up with other organic leaders to ask citizens like you to write to the USDA in support of the rule. More than 72,000 of you spoke up for higher animal welfare standards, and we thank you!

For more than 20 years, we’ve worked for more humane animal welfare regulations so that all organic farms have the same high standards Organic Valley farmers already follow. We want you to have organic eggs from hens that have ample room indoors and outdoors, perches to roost on, and dirt and grass to scratch in.

We are proud to be part of the OTA lawsuit against the USDA, and we are energized to continue fighting for critical animal care standards that protect the organic integrity you deserve.

You can continue to show the USDA that animal care matters to you by choosing organic eggs made by hens with freedom to forage, and by helping us spread the word. Working together, we will strengthen the movement to enact these standards.

If you eat food, you should read this.

OLPP Letter OLPP Letter

We published this letter to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in the Washington Post on January 16 2018.

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