There’s a dangerous agricultural gag bill (also known as “ag gag”) in Parliament that could jail undercover investigators and other animal advocates who expose animal cruelty behind the closed doors of farms.
Bill C-275’s sponsor says the proposed law is about preventing disease risks on farms, but don't be fooled—it’s meant to target animal advocates who are unwanted on farms, while letting farmers off if they let diseases spread on their farms. Steep penalties include massive fines and even jail time for animal lovers, but not for farmers.
Disease outbreaks at farms are regularly caused by poor practices by farmers and workers, themselves, or by exposure to wild animals carrying viruses. There are no known cases of animal advocates spreading disease, and trespassing is already an offence.
Tell federal members of parliament to vote NO on Bill C-275, and instead pass laws to protect farmed animals from the suffering they regularly endure.
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