Lawmakers are considering bills, which, if passed, could subject whistleblowers and undercover investigators to criminal prosecution for their efforts to expose animal abuse on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. These bills would make it a crime to record video of or photograph a farm and release these materials without the farm owner's written consent and could stop vital undercover work that exposes routine abuse against animals in the factory farming industry. These absurd and unconstitutional bills, which infringe on Americans' basic rights, are a desperate attempt by agriculture industry giants to prevent consumers from learning the truth about the lives and deaths of animals on factory farms.Undercover investigations have revealed torture of pigs at Smithfield Foods, disturbing abuse of pigs at Hormel, horrific conditions of turkeys at Butterball, and so much more. Don't let this important work suffer!
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Because of caring consumers like you, similar bills in Wyoming, Florida, New Mexico, Minnesota, Arkansas, California, New York, Indiana, New Hampshire, and Tennessee have died.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.