Texas – Urge Texas House of Representatives to Oppose Ag-Gag Bill
THIS ACTION IS CLOSED.
Update: SB 1884 did not advance further! Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators in opposition.
A dangerous bill aimed at stopping whistleblowers from exposing animal cruelty is moving quickly through the Texas legislature. This bill has already passed the Texas Senate – your voice is urgently needed to prevent it from becoming law. SB 1884 criminalizes undercover investigations at animal agriculture facilities like puppy mills, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. Ag-Gag bills like SB 1884 are designed to prevent the public from learning about animal cruelty.
Undercover investigations have revealed severe animal abuse on factory farms—animals beaten, maimed, and mutilated. Our ability to investigate, document, and publicize corporate agriculture’s abuses is critical to the well-being of animals and our own health and safety.
Please call your Texas state representative as soon as possible and ask them to vote “no” on SB 1884.
Sample Message: Hi my name is ____, and I am a constituent of (representative’s name). I’m calling to ask the representative to oppose SB 1884. Multiple state and federal laws already protect agriculture companies from biosecurity threats. SB 1884 would suppress free speech.”
Find your representative and their contact information here. If it’s after business hours, please leave a polite voicemail.
Thank you for taking the time to speak out for animals.
THIS ACTION IS FOR TEXAS RESIDENTS ONLY.
Please call (preferred) or email your representative and ask them to oppose SB 1884 – a dangerous bill aimed at stopping whistleblowers from exposing animal cruelty. This bill has already passed the Texas Senate – your voice is urgently needed!
Earlier this year, a court ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release previously redacted information relating to hen living conditions on several factory egg farms. Our request sought inspection reports of factory egg farms in Texas.May 8, 2019 News
Today, a coalition of public interest groups, led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Iowa’s new Ag-Gag law — a law that is substantively similar to an Iowa law struck down by the same federal court.April 22, 2019 Press Release