Denounce Decision to Enact “Ag-Gag” Law

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Target: North Carolina State House and Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis

Goal: Denounce North Carolina State House and Senate’s decision to overturn Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of the ag-gag bill.

Recently, both the state House and Senate of North Carolina voted to overturn Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of the Property Protection Act, which is also known as the “ag-gag” bill. The importance of business privacy was placed over the welfare of the affected consumers and of the farm animals in North Carolina. This overriding of Governor McCrory’s veto will hinder animal activist groups from continuing to uncover animal abuse on farms in North Carolina and will allow for animal abusers to continue to get away with their crimes.

Many animal activist groups, such as MERCY, rely on undercover footage of animal abuse to gain evidence against animal abuse perpetrators to stop their crimes. Numerous cases of animal abuse were uncovered in the past with the use of undercover documentation. The Property Protection Act would make the farm industry less transparent, and without the aid of undercover footage, the investigations into animal abuse on farms will be significantly more difficult. The ag-gag bill, which will come into effect on January 1, 2016, will also discourage farm employees from exposing illegal activities in the farm workplace due to their liability to get fired from their job and even sued for their actions.

Please sign the petition below to denounce North Carolina State House and Senate’s decision to overturn Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of the ag-gag bill. Once the bill is instated, it will be more difficult for animal activists to investigate factory farms in North Carolina. The ability to monitor and ensure animal welfare and food safety is of great importance, and this bill counteracts these necessities.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis,

The overturn of Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of the Property Protection Act comes as a tragedy to the welfare of the North Carolina public and animals that are affected. The Property Protection Act, or the “ag-gag” bill, hinders a major method of farm monitoring that animal activist groups rely on to uncover animal abuse and mismanagement of food sources on farms. Furthermore, the bill will make it difficult for workers to come forward with any corrupt activities going on in the workplace, for fear of losing their jobs.

Please reconsider the decision to overturn Governor McCrory’s veto of the ag-gag bill. The welfare of the public and the factory farm animals in North Carolina rely on your legislative actions.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. INTELLIGENT CARING & EFFICIENT PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF POWER

    THANK YOU

  2. Manel Dias says:

    These gentle, innocent farm animals should never be subjected to any kind of cruel, abusive mistreatment by the hands of humans.
    What right the humans have got, while allowing these helpless animals to live in sheer terror until they are being killed???

  3. Amitav Dash says:

    Everyone needs to pay attention, we lost on this — the veto was overridden (overturned) by both state houses of the general assembly and the law will now come into effect in January 2016! We didn’t win — in fact, we not only lost, but the NC politicians all gave us the collective finger and then spat on us as they walked off the field…

    Read more: http://www.salon.com/2015/06/03/north_carolina_forces_through_anti_whistleblower_ag_gag_law/

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