The Republican-led Eats Act threatens to upend animal welfare and food safety standards set by states and localities in the US.
Why it matters
The proposed legislation could reverse progress made in improving animal welfare and food safety standards, impacting the lives of animals and potentially compromising public health and safety.
What the papers say
The Guardian highlights the brutal conditions in which animals are raised for meat in the US and the growing consumer rejection of these practices. The article emphasizes that the Eats Act could undermine over 1,000 state and local health and safety laws. The Mirror and BBC News report on the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill, which aims to ban the import of hunting trophies into the UK. The articles discuss the delays and opposition faced by the bill in the House of Lords, with Labour accusing the government of being complicit in trophy hunting. The Independent also covers the bill's delays and urges the government to revive its chances of being passed. The Times provides a contrasting opinion, arguing against the ban on hunting trophies and highlighting the potential negative consequences of the proposed legislation.
How we got here
The articles highlight the ongoing efforts to improve animal welfare and ban the import of hunting trophies in the US and the UK. The proposed legislation in the US and the delays faced by the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill in the UK have brought these issues to the forefront of public debate.
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