No Cruelty to Film Pledge

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I agree with the six basic principles below and commit to working toward No Cruelty to Film in agriculture in my state.

1)      Animal protectionists should spend as many resources solving the problem of criminal animal cruelty in agriculture as they do filming it.  Protectionists should work with legislators to authorize and fund multi-disciplinary studies in response to undercover campaigns that pinpoint what went wrong and why. 

2)      Animal protectionists should resist the urge to exaggerate and offend in the context of an ag-gag debate and, instead, invite rational conversations that draw powerful, credible people in, toward solutions.

3)      Agriculturists should recognize that consumers want transparency and modify their business plans accordingly.  Agriculturists should work to overcome barriers to transparency and find ways for the public to experience the progress.

4)      Agriculturists should do a 360-degree audit of their company culture to identify areas of apathy to animals and develop a plan to redirect the culture to one of respect toward animals. 

5)      Legislators should initiate and advance working groups that study incidents of cruelty in agriculture in their state.  Legislators should seek policy changes from the results of this study.

6)      Legislators should discourage further contention between agriculture and animal protection groups and, instead, bring them together to see that ending the cruelty protects agriculture and animals.

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  • Kimberly Beck
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-05 13:52:23 -0600
    Sign the petition: No Cruelty to Film Pledge
  • Kimberly Beck
    signed via 2015-08-05 13:51:25 -0600
  • Deborah Chouinard
    signed 2015-06-16 18:57:56 -0600
    We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. ~William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays, 1922
  • Kathryn Chouinard
    signed 2015-06-15 06:29:55 -0600
  • Bonnie Tessler
    signed 2015-04-20 11:38:43 -0600
  • dani kent
    signed 2015-04-04 10:04:31 -0600
  • Cathlin Parker
    signed 2015-02-26 21:24:17 -0700
  • Debby Ledbetter
    signed 2015-02-20 12:04:47 -0700
  • claudia mcguire
    signed via 2015-02-20 08:19:21 -0700
  • Kelly Landreth
    signed 2015-02-19 01:32:57 -0700
  • Omer Pearlman
    signed via 2015-02-17 13:29:45 -0700
  • Kyle Norman
    signed 2015-02-17 09:01:43 -0700
  • Jennifer Rongish
    signed 2015-02-16 20:45:33 -0700
  • Leila Ahmed
    signed 2015-02-16 09:11:08 -0700
  • Susan Repp
    signed 2015-02-15 16:39:26 -0700
    Always helping to reduce animal suffering!
  • Mary Hill
    signed 2015-02-14 16:25:12 -0700
  • Karen Aronson
    signed 2015-02-14 14:40:59 -0700
  • Jessica Hebel
    signed 2015-02-14 10:59:30 -0700
    All sentient beings deserve to be treated with respect and compassion. That does not exclude animals raised for food. To make the law so that those who are protecting these animals by exposing cruelty are the ones breaking the law is disgusting. No animal deserves the hell that is experienced in factory farms.
  • Dawn Shepard
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 06:15:13 -0700
    Sign the petition: No Cruelty to Film Pledge
  • Dawn Shepard
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 06:15:10 -0700
    Sign the petition: No Cruelty to Film Pledge
  • Dawn Shepard
    signed 2015-02-14 06:11:41 -0700
  • Christy Long
    signed 2015-02-12 20:29:16 -0700
    Very sad day in our country when those heroes who are taking huge risks, both physically and emotionally, to end suffering have the tables turned such that THEY are the ones breaking the law. Greed and the almighty buck are leaving no room here for kindness and compassion.
  • Erin Hughes
    signed 2015-02-11 19:01:04 -0700
  • Marcia Wells
    signed 2015-02-11 10:49:33 -0700
  • Franklin Blotz
    signed 2015-02-11 06:09:20 -0700
    I feel that real time video should be used throughout commercial ag facilities, to include a camera above each and every bucking chute as well as body cams on all rodeo judges. video security is far less than bad publicity and lawsuits. All branding inspectors and sale barns should be made to recognize and document BLM freeze brands. All gathered wild horses should be freeze branded as soon as possible. Ag facilities should welcome examiners and be open to changes.
  • Kyle Herbertson
    signed 2015-02-10 22:37:41 -0700
    All animals must be treated with respect. They are alive and have feelings and we as humans should know this. Terrorizing an animal that is becomming food is disgusting and offensive and should NEVER be protected from anything.
  • Shena Switzer
    signed 2015-02-10 17:34:40 -0700
  • Diana Shubart
    signed 2015-02-10 16:38:52 -0700
  • Jenny Geiser
    signed 2015-02-10 14:29:44 -0700
  • Jaclyn Vigil
    signed 2015-02-10 12:36:10 -0700


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