Take Action: Urge Your Senator to Oppose SB 174 Today
This action is for Michigan residents only.
A decade ago, the Michigan legislature enacted a landmark law requiring producers to phase out extreme confinement – one of the cruelest aspects of factory farming – for egg-laying hens, calves used for veal, and mother pigs. It’s standard industry practice to confine these animals to cages so small that they cannot extend their limbs, stretch their wings, or turn around.
Today that law is under attack by factory farm lobbyists. The industry is pressuring Michigan legislators to pass SB 174 and reverse or weaken the 2009 law. Please send your Michigan state senator a brief message and urge them to oppose SB 174.
In additional to being cruel, intensive confinement compromises food safety. For example, eggs from hens in battery cages have higher rates of food-borne pathogens, including Salmonella. Producers have had ten years to upgrade their facilities and make these modest improvements. Their time is up.
Without your voice, millions of animals will continue to suffer in tiny cages indefinitely. Please send your senator a message today and ask them to oppose SB 174.
A dangerous bill, SB 1884, 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.
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!
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