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.
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.
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