Iowa to Make Undercover Investigations Illegal.
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!