Don't Ban Cameras from Farms and Factories

  • by: Care2.com
  • target: United States Congress
Thanks to the efforts of animal activists, we know now just how badly animals are suffering at many farms. By capturing the squalid conditions on camera, activists have effectively exposed the horrible living conditions many livestock endure in the US. But instead of cracking down on big agriculture, the government brought an illogical proposal to the table: outlawing cameras from the workplace, including at family farms.

These videos often show animals who are forced to undergo huge amounts of stress and pain before heading to the slaughterhouse. Banning cameras is not the solution to this inhumane treatment. If anything, a lack of transparency will only make things worse.

This so-called “Ag Gag” legislation makes it impossible to obtain evidence that could be used to stop the cruelty once and for all.

Tell state legislators they should be working to eradicate animal abuse in the farming industry, not the other way around!
Dear [Decision-Maker]

The American public has a deep seated distrust in the way big agriculture treats its livestock. The only measure capable of reversing this common discord is to increase transparency in the farming industry, yet recent “Ag Gag” legislation proposes to do the opposite.

Your office is attempting to draw a veil between the American public and the livestock they consume, to the detriment of our government's fair-handedness.

[Your Comments Here]

This so-called “Ag Gag” legislation makes it impossible to obtain abusive evidence capable of reversing that shortcoming.

Trespassing is already illegal. Our system would benefit from greater accessibility to factory farm methods, and your aims ultimately magnify that problem. Please reconsider Ag Gag regulation.

Thank you,
[Your Name Here]
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