Iowa to Make Undercover Investigations Illegal.

undercover factory farm

This photo would be more illegal than this abuse.

A bill is being considered in Iowa that would make undercover investigations of factory farms illegal.  

In an effort to protect animal abusers, the State elected officials of Iowa have created a bill that will make supplying false information on a job application and filming or photographing animal abuse on factory farms illegal.  Penalties for either offense would range from misdemenor to Class C felony which would carry a 10-year prison sentence.  

Democratic Rep. Brian Quirk supports the bill and told press:

“I think the intent of the bill is spot on.  These people need to be dealt with.  They’re terrorists and this is wrong.  These producers’ rights are being trampled when they’re taken advantage of in this way.”

I believe he must have misspoke.  It’s actually the animals in Iowa that are “trampled” and “taken advantage of” NOT the producers.  At least that’s been the case historically such as in this investigation, and this one, and this one.

The government in Iowa is so deeply controlled by the animal industry that they would rather pass legislation that protects animals abusers than pass legislation that makes it harder to commit abuse.  

If you or some one you know lives in Iowa, please contact your representative today!

(via theinformedvegan)

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  4. albvterol reblogged this from deadxjournal and added:
    ^ Exactly what he said. Fuck this.
  5. deadxjournal reblogged this from theinformedvegan and added:
    Seriously, FUCK the meat lobby. Fuck it. God fucking damn it, I want every single person invested in that industry to...
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    Fuckin Douchebags
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    yet ANOTHER reason I hate living in Iowa. 10 years in jail for protecting the rights of animals and informing the public...
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    Transparency, what the fuck is that
  17. veggybunny reblogged this from laurawrites and added:
    FUCK THIS HARDCORE
  18. laurawrites reblogged this from theinformedvegan and added:
    Fuck you Democratic Rep. Brian Quirk, what the fuck is wrong with you? It’s pathetic that so called governments can be...
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  20. hands-life reblogged this from theinformedvegan and added:
    The MOST absurd thing I have ever herd.
  21. simonf reblogged this from theinformedvegan and added:
    This photo would be more illegal than this abuse. A bill is being considered in Iowa that would make undercover...
  22. curioustoned reblogged this from theinformedvegan and added:
    lets see some terrorism
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