On Thursday, the ASPCA announced the launch of an important new campaign to fight ag-gag laws, which criminalize investigating or reporting cruel and inhumane practices at factory farms across the U.S. Such laws are intended to protect the meat and dairy industries but not the animals violated within them, and they've become widespread across the country. ASPCA's campaign aims to tackle the problem of ag-gag laws both state-by-state and on a federal level -- and the organization could use your help.
As Suzanne McMillan, director of the ASPCA Farm Animal Welfare campaign, writes for The Dodo, ag-gag laws foster cruelty and opacity in the farming industry and can only be stopped with public support. The campaign hopes to rally supporters around a Change.org petition, demanding that state legislators take a stand against ag-gag legislation in their areas. But ASPCA will only be able to mobilize with your help.
So please: sign the petition. Tell state legislators across the U.S. that you do not support cruelty -- and demand an end to the inhumane, unethical treatment that happens behind closed doors at America's farms. For more information about the campaign, check out Suzanne McMillan's piece in our community and watch the video below.