Stop New Federal Ag Gag Bill
A dangerous new agricultural gag (“ag gag”) bill seeks to punish animal protection advocates who expose widespread animal suffering behind the closed doors of farms.
On its face, the Bill looks like an attempt to prevent disease on farms, but don't be fooled—this troubling bill targets animal advocates who go on farms without permission, but lets farmers off the hook when they spread disease. Steep penalties include massive fines and even jail time, but not for farmers.
Disease outbreaks at farms are regularly caused by poor biosecurity practices by farmers themselves, or by exposure to wild animals carrying viruses. There are no documented cases of trespassers spreading disease, and trespassing is already an offence.
Tell federal members of parliament to vote NO on Bill C-275, and to instead create binding farmed animal welfare laws and public inspections.