Protecting animals and the environment should be high on everyone’s list. The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the US House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs have before them S 246 /HR 1667 , the Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States Act, which would ban the transportation, sale, purchase or possession of genetically modified fish in interstate or foreign commerce.
We strongly object to the genetic manipulation of salmon as such manipulation can affect animal and human health as well as environmental welfare. The threat to wild salmon and the general ocean ecosystem has not been mitigated nor have there been sufficient studies to determine what effect genetically engineered salmon would have on human health.
Write a brief note to the leadership of these committees expressing your concern regarding genetically engineered salmon and your support of this legislation. Also, write your senators and representatives expressing your concerns about the introduction of genetically engineered foods.
The Honorable Jay Rockefeller, Chairman
The Honorable John Thune, Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Russell Senate Office Building 254
Washington, DC 20510
The Honorable John Fleming, Chairman
The Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Ranking Member
House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515