Speak Up Against Misleading Missouri Bill That Would Paralyze Undercover Investigations!
Urge your senator to oppose this bill today!
House Bill (H.B.) 1860—which could stop vital undercover work that exposes routine, often violent, and criminal abuse of animals in the factory-farming industry—has just been passed by the Missouri House of Representatives and will now be considered by the Senate. If it becomes law, the bill would make it a crime to record video of or photograph a farm without the farm owner’s consent. This legislation is a desperate attempt by agriculture industry giants to prevent consumers from learning the truth about the miserable lives and gruesome deaths of animals on factory farms.
Past undercover investigations of factory farms, such as those conducted by PETA, have revealed that pigs were beaten with metal gate rods and spraypainted in the face, that sadistic employees stomped on and hurled turkeys, that animals were sexually abused, that dairy farmers repeatedly kicked and electro-shocked cows who were in too much pain to stand up, and much, much more. Footage from investigations is crucial in helping prosecutors across the country enforce anti-cruelty statutes. This bill is designed to shroud factory farming in secrecy and shield criminals from accountability under the law.
To contact your Representatives, go to www.Peta.org
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Posted on May 1, 2012, in Speak Up For Those Who Can't and tagged criminal abuse, factory farm, gruesome deaths of animals, house bill 1860, missouri house of representatives, peta, peta investigations, pigs, undercover investigations, undercover work. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.