Posted in For Humans on 14. Feb, 2013
The Anti-Whistleblower Bill, SB 373, is a severe government overreach, seeking to criminalize whistleblowing employees who expose animal cruelty or food safety problems on industrial farms. This bill would put Indiana’s agricultural workers, farm animals, environment, and public in harm’s way. It would criminalize important undercover investigations by animal welfare organizations and public interest groups.
Whistleblowing exposés by the Humane Society of the US and other groups have documented chickens languishing in filthy, cramped cages, pigs being ruthlessly beaten and other abuses in the meat industry. These investigations have resulted in criminal animal cruelty convictions, meat recalls, and more. And what’s the industry’s response? It’s not to try to prevent the animal abuse and food safety problems, but rather to prevent Americans simply from finding out about that abuse in the first place!
SB 373 will soon be voted on in the Senate and animals need you to be their voice. Please make a brief, polite phone call to your state senator, Michael R. Crider (317) 232-9493 , urging opposition to this dangerous bill. You can say: “I don’t support SB 373, the anti-whistleblower bill. Taking away whistleblowers’ ability to document illegal and unethical activity in our food supply is very dangerous and I urge you to oppose SB 373.” And don’t forget to send a follow-up message.
These Anti-Whistleblower bills show just how much the animal agriculture industry has to hide. To learn more click here.