Stop Wyoming Bill From Criminalizing Animal Cruelty Investigators

Target: Wyoming Representative Wallis and Senator Driskill

Goal: To end the proposed bill that would make it illegal to document animal abuse in facilities

A proposed bill in Wyoming would make it illegal for anyone to interfere with the operation of an animal facility or factory farm. This means that anyone found to be recording video, images, or sound inside of a facility without the permission of the owner will be punished, regardless of whether a violation was even documented. The bill sees the obtaining of this information under false pretenses as a criminal offense that could be punishable by law. This bill will do nothing but cover up abuse that could easily be stopped.

The bill also calls for those who have seen any type of abuse to report it within 48 hours. However, they are to report it to the owner or manager, and not the police. Failure to report to the head of the facility will also lead to criminal punishment. The investigators of the crimes now become the criminals.

This bill would be nothing but a step backwards in the fight against animal abuse. Investigative actions have led to the end of abuse in many facilities in our country. The threat of criminal action will deter people away from standing up for these animals. Sign the petition below to put an end to this proposed bill.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Representative Wallis and Senator Driskill

Proposing a bill that would criminalize people for investigating animal abuse is unjust. While entering a facility under false pretenses may not be right, neither is the cruelty that continues to go on.

It’s in the animal’s defense that people make their way into agricultural facilities. There have been far too many cases of abuse in businesses in our country, and investigating them is helping to put an end to it. This proposed bill will only make it seem like harming animals is okay, since speaking up about it will become a crime.

There will undoubtedly be people that break this law if the bill passes. Animal rights activists will stop at nothing to make sure animals are being treated in a respectable manner. We can’t expect the owners and managers of the facilities to do the right thing in this situation. They will only be concerned with what’s best for their business, and having employees arrested for animal abuse will not help that cause.

Please act to put an end to this proposed bill. Investigating animal abuse in agricultural facilities is the only thing that will put an end to this animal cruelty.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

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5 Comments

  1. Mitch Dormont says:

    This sounds like a very backwards way to deal with abuse of animals, and I expect the bill was set up by people interested in nothing but protecting abusers.

  2. rachaul bermudez says:

    come on animals are liveing being , we need the voiceless to be save an unharmed ..they one have one life ..please for the love of all they are all to.

  3. Martin Luther King Jr. is quoted as saying, “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

  4. It unveils criminal mind of legislators to propose such a bill that would criminalize people for investigating animal abuse. Sorry, you who want to make this bill come true should be at once changed to ones that have righteousnes in their heart and mind. Animals are living and feeling creatures, they feel pain and fear as we do.

    Your country seems not to have laws to protect animals which is a big sin and shame, and in fact this urges to maltreat animals and others who can not protect themselves – whenever you feel yourself angy or greedy to get more money, no matter by which method.
    That gives the citizens a promise, that in USA it is allowed to maltreat anybody who is weaker, or can not defend himself. This is a highway to teach people to act violently and cruelly, since even legislation allowes keeping living creatures in bad conditions and beeing maltreated. Shame.
    “A righteous man cares for his beast, but a wicked man is cruel at heart.” Proverbs 12:10

  5. What is wrong with our country? Always protecting the criminals. If you don’t see it happen, it doesn’t exist?

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