UPDATE: We are thrilled to announce that bills that
would have criminalized the filming of cruelty to animals on factory farms died
in Florida and Minnesota, and similar bills in Iowa (H.F. 589) and New York (S.
5172) have also officially died despite aggressive attempts by the meat
industry to push them through! This news comes after months of PETA
cross-country campaigning against the bills. This is a victory for animals and
will protect undercover investigative work in these states that is crucial to
that could punish individuals for their efforts to expose animal abuse on
factory farms are currently making their way through various state
blogger extraordinaire Perez
is speaking out against these bills, which are designed to shroud factory farming in secrecy
and will deprive animals of their already minimal legal protections.
a journalist and an animal lover, Perez is letting others know why these bills
promote the suffering of animals. Whistleblower reports and undercover
investigations of factory farms, such as those done by PETA, have resulted in
criminal charges after documenting that farm workers were beating, sexually
abusing, stomping, kicking, and throwing animals.
2008, prompted by a whistleblower's report, a PETA undercover investigation
of an Iowa factory farm that supplied pigs for Hormel Foods revealed that
workers were beating pigs with metal rods, sexually abusing them with canes,
and more. Six workers faced a total of 22 charges of livestock neglect and
abuse, and all of them admitted guilt, bringing the state's first convictions
for abuse or neglect of factory-farmed pigs.
consumers the transparency and knowledge of what happens on factory farms
endangers both animals and the consumer's right to make informed decisions
about what they eat. What are factory farms trying to hide?
Perez is urging all consumers—from vegans to meat-eaters—to spread
the word about these proposed bills and take action against this desperate
attempt by agriculture industry giants to prevent people from learning the truth about how animals on factory farms suffer and die. Share
Perez's video and this vital information with everyone you know via Facebook and Twitter.
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.