Iowa: Stop Agribusiness from Hiding Animal Cruelty
Unfortunately, the Iowa "Ag Gag" bill was signed into law by Governor Terry Branstad.
This law makes it clearer than ever just how much Iowa’s factory farms have to hide. The legislature should be encouraging laws that prevent animal abuse as well as worker, environmental and food safety violations. Instead, they've made it easier for abusers to avoid detection within an industry that is already sorely lacking in transparency.
We are disappointed with the Iowa legislature’s decision, but will continue to press for meaningful reforms to protect farm animals. Right now, there is a federal bill in Congress to improve the lives of hundreds of millions of laying hens. Iowa is the top egg-producing state in the country, so it's especially important that your members of Congress hear from you. Please click here to tell your federal legislators to co-sponsor and support this legislation.