and superhero-for-animals Bob
cites PETA’s vital work exposing animal mistreatment and neglect on factory
farms in his letters urging Missouri state senators to oppose an “ag gag” bill—Senate Bill (S.B.) 695—requiring
that abuse documented on farms be reported within 24 hours, effectively preventing
investigators and whistleblowers from exposing routine cruelty to animals.

Don’t ‘Gag’ Investigators

The horrors revealed by PETA’s latest factory farm investigation
show how important it is that organizations and individuals not lose the
ability to uncover cruelty to animals, especially when it’s carefully hidden
from public view. These sorts of exposés require months of scrutiny to document
how the abuse is habitual and systematic, rather than being mere isolated
incidents, so the requirements of S.B. 695 would make investigators’ work
virtually impossible.

As Bob—whose alma mater is Drury University in Springfield, Missouri—stated
in his letter to state legislators, “Missouri lawmakers must realize that
consumers are demanding better treatment of animals used for food, not for the
agriculture industry to cover up illegal acts and penalize those who try to
expose routine cruelty. Please show consumers that Missouri has nothing to hide
by opposing S.B. 695.”

How You Can Help
Animals on Factory Farms

If you’re a Missouri resident, please join Bob Barker in asking your state senators
to vote against this bill and to continue to allow people to expose blatant
cruelty to animals.

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Article source: PETA Files

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