Colorado is considering
“ag-gag” legislation—making it more difficult to document and expose illegal and cruel practices
at concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and other agricultural
facilities without permission.
clear the only reason for this legislation is to keep the public from seeing
the shocking conditions that exist on CAFOs. If passed into law, this bill will
protect large factory farms by making undercover investigations into animal
care illegal. Those who report and expose cruelty to animals would risk huge
a judge in the federal District Court for Idaho ruled that the state’s so-called
“ag-gag” law was unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds. Tell your
legislator that being a whistleblower is protected speech under the First
Amendment, and if farmers don’t want their dirty laundry aired, they should
simply make their farms sanitary and treat their animals humanely. Rather than
stop cruel treatment of animals, this bill will simply ensure that the public
never learns about it.
personalize and add your own comments if you have time!
Please Vote NO on Ag-Gag Bills!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]