Don’t Let Lawmakers in Iowa make it Illegal to Document Cruelty In recent years, undercover investigators have successfully exposed horrific cruelty in the animal agriculture industry on video and in photos. Instead of improving conditions for animals and workers, big ag is trying to draw a curtain over their dirty operations. Iowa introduced a bill making it illegal to document, posses, or distribute any video or photographs of farm activity. This so-called “ag-gag” bill is a violation of free speech rights and an attack on brave activists that risk their personal safety to expose the horrible cruelty of factory farms.
The bill has passed the Senate and House and is now sitting on the Govenor’s desk. Please help us ask him to veto this dangerous bill! HF 589 is being condemned by freedom of speech groups as unconstitutional and is designed to keep consumers and the public in the dark about what is really going on in factory farms.
The public has the right to know about illegal and unethical practices on farms such as food safety issues, environmental degradation, and blatant animal abuse.
TAKE ACTION: via Stop Big Ag’s Push to Hide Animal Abuse.