Are you as angry as I am about the new "Ag Gag" bill passed by both the house and the senate here in Iowa yesterday?! I cannot believe in a state that has one of the worst reputations for puppy mills and huge factory farming of animals that we would silence and punish people trying to help bring animal abuse to light.
Take Action: Silent Protest organized by Mercy for Animals
Des Moines Capital, Thursday, March 1
10:30 am - W. Mall of the Capital Building, corner of E. Grand and E. 9th st.
Details from Mercy for Animals:
A Silent Protest will be held outside of the Capitol building in Des Moines, against this dangerous and secretive "ag-gag" law. We are looking for as many people as possible to attend our protest tomorrow, Thursday March 1st. We will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. on the West Mall of the Capitol building, at the corner of E. Grand and E. 9th.
We ask everyone to please wear all black. We will provide signs and be wearing tape over our mouths and blindfolds over our eyes to symbolize what these bills do - they prevent people from speaking out and exposing factory farms, and they prevent society from seeing what goes on behind the closed doors.
This ag-gag law will make it a felony to take a video or photograph of a factory farm, or do any kind of undercover investigative work like MFA does - which often result in criminal convictions, corporate animal welfare policy changes, the advancement of animal welfare laws, and heightened public awareness about cruelty to farmed animals.
This is the first ag-gag bill to pass in the U.S., and would set a dangerous precedent for other states to pass them as well. Currently, nine other states have ag-gag bills pending. Doing a demo would likely garner national media coverage as this would be the first passage of such a controversial, precedent-setting bill.
If you or any friends and family you may have interested in attending the protest, please call or email Kenny Torrella, Chicago Campaign Coordinator at 773-971-3895, kennyt@
Feel free to post about this on Facebook to get the word out. http://mercyforanimals.org/
We appreciate your time and support!