On the day before he left office, President Obama approved the Organic Animal Welfare Standards, also known as the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule (OLPP).
With the goal of improving how livestock are raised, OLPP, among many other things, would have outlawed porches and established minimum indoor space for birds.
If President Obama were that committed to the organic movement, he would not have waited until the very end of his presidency to sign this piece of legislation, thereby making it that much harder for the next administration — the Trump administration — to overturn it. Yet, that is precisely what has happened. Read more »