We urge you to pledge to veto Pennsylvania House Bill 683 (aka Ag-gag). We have the right to know how animals are treated within factory farms and brave individuals that challenge farms through whistle-blowing should be protected by the law, not criminalized. We demand that you honor the freedom of press and speech of those that expose inhumane animal treatment by promising to veto Pennsylvania House Bill 683 so that it doesn't make it through committee.
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
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Billions of animals in factory farms are forced to live in cruel and inhumane conditions. From chickens that are squeezed into tiny cages to the inhumane slaughter of cows, the transport of horses...
Billions of animals in factory farms are forced to live in cruel and inhumane conditions. From chickens that are squeezed into tiny cages to the inhumane slaughter of cows, the transport of horses across the borders to be slaughtered for human consumption, animals are treated cruelly and politicians (with their corporate supporters) are trying to keep this practice a secret.
Corporate backers of factory farms are trying to silence and criminalize brave individuals that expose the cruelties that animals face in farms across the US. Not only does this go against our free speech but we as consumers and animal lovers have a right to know how these creatures are treated. We need to join together to stop these "Ag-Gag" bills. Please sign the petition today and forward it to friends.Below is an excerpt from the Pennsylvania House Bill 683.
This bill will allow factory farms to act in secrecy and criminalize those that try to stop them.
Offense defined - A person commits the offense of interfering with agricultural operations if the person: