Please Tell Your Indiana Representative Not to Sanction Code of Silence for Farm Animal Abuse

Date: 
Friday, March 29, 2013

Undercover Animal Abuse PhotoGood news! The Indiana Legislature has adjourned for the year without passing S.B. 373 (Ag Gag bill). Thank you to everyone who asked their state representative to oppose the bill.

Dear Humanitarian,

Undercover investigations by animal advocates are an important tool in exposing the cruel realities of factory farming. However, an increasing number of states are considering legislation aimed at silencing the messenger rather than fixing the problems associated with intensive animal agriculture.

The Indiana legislature is on the verge of passing S.B. 373, a bill that would criminalize important undercover investigations by animal protection organizations. S.B. 373 has passed the State Senate and will be voted on by the full House of Representatives in the near future.

What You Can Do
Please make a brief, polite telephone call to your state representative and urge him/her to oppose S.B. 373. (To identify your representative and his/her contact information, click here.) You can say: “I am a constituent, and I’m calling to ask you to oppose S.B. 373 because it would criminalize whistleblowers and allows animal abuse to be covered up.”

After making your phone call, please take the additional step of sending an email message to your representative.

Please be sure to share our “Dear Humanitarian” eAlert with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to send a message also. Time is of the essence, as a final vote on the bill is scheduled for next week, so please don’t delay.

As always, thank you very much for your help!

Sincerely,

Dena Jones
Farm Animal Program Manager

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