Stop Missouri's Dangerous Ag Gag Legislation
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Last Chance for Animals (LCA)
February 2016

ACTION

Missouri companion bills HB 1414 AND SB 928 are dangerous ag gag bills that would create an “information blackout” for factory farms and puppy mills, blocking you from learning about animal cruelty, toxic pollution and human health hazards.

These bills would exclude agricultural industries from the Missouri Sunshine Law, which was created to guarantee citizens the right to obtain all records from public government bodies. If these bills pass, nobody – not even journalists -- will have access to agricultural data collection.

  • If you live in Missouri, contact your senator and representative and urge them not to support HB 1414 and SB 928. Click here to find your legislators.
  • Wherever you live, click here to sign the petition telling Missouri Governor Jay Nixon that America is watching -- urge him to denounce these bills and promise to veto them if they pass the House and Senate.
  • Share this alert on social media to educate others and encourage them to take action against Missouri's ag gag legislation.

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This is a travesty; the agriculture industry must NOT be exempt from the same transparency as everyone else. It’s also terrible news for the animals who suffer every day on factory farms and puppy mills, and a huge blow to the rights of both humans and animals.

These bills are making their way through Missour legislative committee right now. Take action to stop this freedom-crushing legislation.

Missouri companion bills HB 1414 AND SB 928 are dangerous ag gag bills that would create an “information blackout” for factory farms and puppy mills, blocking you from learning about animal cruelty, toxic pollution and human health hazards.

These "ag gag" bills would exclude agricultural industries from the Missouri Sunshine Law, which was created to guarantee citizens the right to obtain all records from public government bodies. If these bills pass, nobody – not even journalists -- will have access to agricultural data collection.

This is a travesty; the agriculture industry must NOT be exempt from the same transparency as everyone else. It’s also terrible news for the animals who suffer every day on factory farms and puppy mills, and a huge blow to the rights of both humans and animals.

Sign now to let Missouri Governor Jay Nixon know that America is watching – and he must denounce these insidious bills and promise to veto them if they pass the House and Senate.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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