Urgent Action Alert: Speak Out Against Dangerous Illinois Ag-Gag Bill

The Illinois state legislature is on the verge of passing a dangerous bill that threatens to undermine the efforts of animal protection groups nationwide and allow factory farmers to continue to abuse animals with impunity. Designed to shield animal abusers from public scrutiny, House Bill 5143 aims to make criminals out of those who dare to expose cruelty to farmed animals.

If House Bill 5143 were to pass, it would set a dangerous precedent for preventing Mercy For Animals and similar organizations from conducting lifesaving cruelty investigations and exposing consumers to the routine cruelties inflicted on animals raised and killed for food.

Unfortunately, at the behest of the multibillion-dollar meat, dairy and egg industries, similar bills have been proposed in states all across the country. If this dangerous bill passes in Illinois, it is only a matter of time before similar legislation is passed nationwide. The Illinois General Assembly is holding a hearing on Wednesday, March 7 for House Bill 5143. Now is the time to speak out against this shameful bill.

What You Can Do:

Even if you have already contacted your legislators about this issue, please take a few seconds to fill in and submit the form below to automatically send a message to the key legislators in the hearing. These officials receive a lot of email, so be sure to edit your message so it stands out.

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