|USDA: Don't Remove Protections for Animals On Organic Farms|
On December 18, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would seek to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, known as the "Organics Rule." 40 million animals in the organic food industry will now be left vulnerable.
The Organics Rule strengthens and clarifies livestock production standards, creating a level playing field for rural farmers while protecting the integrity of the USDA Organic seal.
If implemented, the rule would have banned painful practices such as de-beaking and tail docking, and would have limited how tightly animals could be housed at farms. Transporting animals too sick or injured would have been prohibited also. Without this rule, factory farmers will be able to continue tricking the public by simply saying that their products are organic and charging higher prices – without adopting stronger welfare standards.
Sign the petition and demand the USDA not withdraw the Organics Rule and protect animals, farmers, and consumers.
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|8 Hacks to Making Your Workspace More Inspiring|
What does your workspace look like? The design of your workspace is more powerful than you’d think. In fact, a positive workspace can set the framework for greater inspiration, productivity and creative success.
Use these tips to make your workspace more inspiring.