On Tuesday, the Kentucky legislature adjourned without passing a controversial "ag-gag" bill that would have banned filming or recording inside a factory farm. This is a major victory for farmed animals across the country!
Our success in Kentucky is due in large part to the compassionate MFA members who spoke out against the bill by calling and emailing their legislators, as well as behind-the-scenes efforts of a large coalition of national animal protection, civil liberties, food safety, and environmental groups. The coalition has been working tirelessly to stop the shameful attempts by pro-factory farming interests to stifle whistleblowers and sweep evidence of animal cruelty under the rug.
Modern farming practices can't stand the light of day. And that is why the agricultural industry is so desperate to keep the public from finding out what really happens behind the closed doors of America's factory farms and slaughterhouses.
This is what the industry doesn't want you to see:
Undercover investigations by Mercy For Animals and other groups play a crucial role in our society. Investigations have led to landmark corporate animal welfare policy reforms, new and improved laws to protect farmed animals and the environment, felony convictions of animal abusers, increased consumer protection and food safety initiatives, and the closure of particularly corrupt facilities.
Americans overwhelmingly oppose ag-gag bills as simply un-American and bad for animals and consumers. To learn more about how you can take a stand against ag-gag, sign up for MFA's email updates.
Victory: Ag-Gag Bill Dies in Kentucky!
by - April 18, 2014