A coalition of livestock and poultry organizations including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA); the National Pork Producers Council; the Egg Producers of America; the American Farm Bureau Federation; the American Sheep Industry Association; the National Farmers Union; the National Turkey Federation; and the National Milk Producers Federation, sent a letter urging Congress to “reject additional costly and unnecessary animal rights mandates proposed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).” NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts said legislation to mandate on-farm production practices, like the HSUS agreement with the United Egg Producers (UEP) would do, sets a dangerous precedent to allow the federal government to set prescriptive production practices.