Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Politics of Meat & Why We Cant Pass Our Bill

The Politics of Meat by Steve Johnson

A Look at the Meat Industrys Influence on Capital Hill

The meat industry in the United States is a powerful political force, both in the legislative and the regulatory arena, even though the way they wield that power is different from many industries on Capitol Hill. Instead of spreading lots of money around to many different lawmakers in an attempt to gain access and influence -- the traditional method used by many large corporations -- the meat industry targets their approach to a small number of key lawmakers and regulators that have a direct impact on their business interests. Yet despite the relatively low level of financial contributions, the industry has succeeded in weakening or preventing many new meat-safety initiatives in recent years.

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1 comment:

lj (%) said...

Thanks for posting this CJ! I'd never actually seen this in writing, even while I'd assumed as much. This was in terms, even I can understand! And yep, I still find horse slaughter is wrong!!! Thanks for your voice, I heard ya!

lj (jock4hire)