Since 2009, the meat industry has
been forced to label beef and pork to indicate where it was born, raised, and
processed—our country-of-origin labeling
(COOL) law. Last week, the World Trade Organization ruled that COOL was
discriminatory, and awarded damages to both Mexico and Canada.
Before the WTO made its final
ruling, the House of Representatives buckled and voted to repeal the law,
likely from the fear that the tariffs would hurt large beef and pork producers
in their districts. Now, key members of the Senate are indicating that they too
are in support of repealing COOL.
The COOL law, like mandatory GMO
labeling, is overwhelmingly popular with the public. One poll found that 92% of
Americans support COOL. Any decision to alter or remove COOL is to surrender to
large industrial pork and beef producers in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Write to your senators and urge
them to oppose the repeal of COOL.
Please personalize and add your own
comments if you have time!
Please Do NOT Repeal the COOL Law
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]