From: Solcha Journey
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Subject: Recind the Ag-gag bill -
Date: Tue Jan 28 23:39:45 MST 2014
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I have learned of the Ag-Gag Bill being passed in your state and was  that surprised that in this time there would be legislation to purposely hide cruelty.  The justification for these laws is the constitutional right to privacy, does privacy mean to have the right to torture animals?  These animals feel every bit of pain inflicted upon them and now with this legislation support for animal cruelty has been given from the government.   
The truth behind the Ag-gag bill is not about protecting the innocent.  It is about protecting the guilty and leaving the innocent unprotected and subject to immeasurable cruelty.  Please rethink this and recind this horrific law that violates the animal welfare laws.  The criminal activity of abusing animals is now under government protection.  How can this be the American way?  How can this be justice?............It cannot..

Animals have nervous systems comparable to ours. And like us, they are self-aware. To subject them to abuse, stress, unclean conditions and severe crowding all in the name of offering food items on a dollar menu is morally reprehensible.

A better solution would have been for the agricultural industry to have enacted measures that would better ensure the humane treatment of livestock. However, it was cheaper and easier to have all the politicians they bankroll simply pass laws that keep secret what takes place inside factory farms.

The more laws you enact to help abuse to stay hidden, anywhere, is helping their sickness to flourish. And of course you'll be helping to set future precedents that marginalize cruelty to animals.

I believe you are very aware of the abuse that is displayed in these farm factories but yet you choose to turn your back on them. My request is that the Ag-Gag Bill be rescinded.

These animals are treated with such neglect and brutality as you can see directly from these video links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYTkM1OHFQg&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgYTkM1OHFQg&has_verified=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IvTlB8L2CDk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jBR4FlrWVk4

I trust that upon examination of the above facts you will agree that it is in the best interest that this Bill be rescinded. 

Marni Montanez
U.S.A

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