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Unfortunately, H.F. 589 passed in the House, and is now onto the Senate for the final decision. Don't let factory farm animals suffer any longer! Urge the Senate to oppose S.F. 431!
Goal: 30,000 Progress: 34,404
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

It's important we allow animal activists to record instances of animal cruelty in order to be able to prosecute those involved in it. For example, in an incident in Texas, employees of a cattle company were recorded brutally slaughtering cows that were affected by frostbite.

Recordings like these are integral in ensuring this kind of inhumanity is punished. A proposed law in Iowa (H.F. 589) is looking to ban these videos completely — making it impossible for animal advocates to reveal instances of torture. Supporters of the legislation argue this legislation will help stop "crush videos" (animal torture videos), but their admirable intentions also will stop animal activists from producing concrete and valuable evidence of abuse.

We need to make sure our animal advocates are protected and are allowed to record acts of injustice against animals. Support our animal activists and sign the petition in opposition to H.F. 589 today.

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Dear Iowa legislature,

I am writing to voice my opposition to the proposed legislation H.F. 589. The law, if passed, would make it illegal for anyone to record instances of animal cruelty. While recording these acts is contemptible if done for entertainment purposes, it's necessary in order to prove occurrences of animal abuse.

At a cattle company in Texas, many cows who had been affected by frostbite were brutally slaughtered by employees wielding hammers and pickaxes. If this event hadn't been caught on tape, there may have been no proof that it had actually happened.

We shouldn't prevent animal advocates from speaking out for abused animals and we need our animal welfare organizations to be able to conduct investigations into possible cases of torture.

Please stand up for the animals and DO NOT PASS H.F. 589!

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Apr 19, 2014 kathleen bird
Apr 19, 2014 Juanita Lancaster
Apr 19, 2014 Margaret Marcrum
Apr 19, 2014 Rosin Martinez
Apr 19, 2014 Nora Roman
Apr 18, 2014 Linda Jones
Apr 18, 2014 lee whitehall
Apr 18, 2014 joyce muentes
Apr 18, 2014 Judy JOHNSON
Apr 18, 2014 Arden Leslie
Apr 18, 2014 debbie dunn
Apr 17, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg
Apr 17, 2014 molly laurie
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 Mika Rowan
Apr 17, 2014 Stephanie Lloyd
Apr 17, 2014 Patricia McCormick
Apr 17, 2014 colleen bayer
Apr 17, 2014 Micheline Mauvis
Apr 17, 2014 Rebecca Coles
Apr 17, 2014 Lisa Mills
Apr 16, 2014 Lavonne Engelman
Apr 16, 2014 Tony Lilich
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 Chris Miller
Apr 16, 2014 Jess Duelfer
Apr 16, 2014 Mary Windhorst
Apr 16, 2014 Marietta Baranowska
Apr 16, 2014 Nancy Rusk
Apr 16, 2014 Kerrie Espuga
Apr 16, 2014 Theresa Redlinger
Apr 16, 2014 Gretchen Sackett
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Burkman
Apr 16, 2014 Dave Douglas
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 16, 2014 Johanna de Bruin
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Apr 15, 2014 Sally Eadie
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 15, 2014 kit kat wan
Apr 14, 2014 Amanda Reile
Apr 14, 2014 Pamela Schaming
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 Samantha Haas
Apr 14, 2014 Svetlana Demireva
Apr 14, 2014 c lc
Apr 13, 2014 Jere Springer
Apr 13, 2014 Nancy Dibrell
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Apr 13, 2014 Tammy Hopman

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