When a slaughterhouse in Utah was caught torturing a cow with a forklift, the police showed up – but not to stop the abuse. They arrested citizen Amy Meyer for filming the animal cruelty, even though she never left public land.
Care2 members might call Amy a hero for protecting animals, but Utah called her a criminal. This is because of a new kind of state law called “ag gag,” which bans citizens from filming industrial animal abuse without permission.
Shockingly, corporations we know and patronize like Expedia are funding this madness.
These ag-gag bills are just some of the corporate-friendly laws written by a shadowy, right-wing organization called American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. ALEC has two kinds of members: Corporate lobbyists, who provide most of the funding, and state lawmakers, try to pass the lobbyists' bills. Other ALEC bills include “Stand Your Ground” legislation, attacks on voting rights, and laws requiring climate denial be taught in public schools.
This agenda is so extreme that, thanks to grassroots pressure, many big-name corporations have already quit ALEC -- including Google, Facebook, eBay, and Microsoft in just the past few months. But at least one major tech company remains: Expedia.
Sign the petition: If Facebook, Google, Walmart, and dozens more can do the right thing, so can Expedia! Expedia must quit ALEC now!
As a traveler, Internet user, and concerned citizen, I demand that Expedia stop funding climate denial and ag gag laws, and leave ALEC today!
You might have other reasons for belonging to the right-wing organization, but your membership dues fund all its activity, including not just climate denial and potential animal abuse but also “Stand Your Ground” laws and attacks on voting rights.
This isn't your corporate mission, and it's bad for our country and our planet. Quit ALEC at once, or I will have to consider permanently taking my business to other travel websites.