Written by PETA
Ding-dong, the wicked bill is dead—almost. A New York Senate bill—which, like similar bills in other states, aims to criminalize filming on farms—is dying on the vine because no one across the aisle on the Assembly side will cosponsor it.
The good news comes after PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews spoke at a news conference about the bill in Albany on Tuesday—just days after the bill was moved forward by the state's Ag committee. Joining him was New York Sen. Tony Avella, one of the lone members of the Ag committee to give the bill a thumbs-down. "Lawmakers and the public need to know how PETA works hand in hand with law enforcement on these cases," Avella said.
Making the case for the necessity of such investigations, Dan pointed out that a PETA investigation at a New York foie gras farm revealed horrors such as ill ducks who were unable to move being eaten alive by rats, female hatchlings being drowned in feed sacks, and one duck with a neck injury so severe that water poured out of the wound when he drank.
While an "Ag Gag" bill in Florida is already history, similar bills are unfortunately still alive in Iowa and Minnesota. You can help by e-mailing the governors of both states and expressing your disgust at any law that protects animal abusers.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
@A CONSERVATIVE TEEN: That is not right! If animals were there for man, then we can kill them little by little! Not thousands and thousands! You should think about it before you blow out something like that!
Christian teen. These hidden videos represent something Christianity can and shall never provide---PROOF. And there is further proof that animals feel the same pain as a child. Pigs have the mental development of a three year old child, and they should be protected because they are also “innocent,” like a child.
Too many Christians say things like “animals are for my use.” In the past the bible has been used to justify slavery. You call us crazy, but believing in something without evidence is how most define crazy. Animals have a nervous system, but you can‘t prove you have a soul. You certainly lack humility, and would never be able to “pull a Jesus” and turn the other cheek.
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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.