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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  • Janice Jones
    signed 2015-02-08 20:20:55 -0700
  • Richard Mercer
    signed 2015-02-08 20:19:25 -0700
  • Mathew Schulz
    signed 2015-02-08 20:16:28 -0700
  • Alejandra Stuart
    signed 2015-02-08 20:14:31 -0700
    Thank you for all you do to not only protect the welfare of innocent animals but also protect the people who choose to eat meat by reducing the stress hormones consumed by eating animals subjected to cruelty. Keep up the great work!
  • Judy Greenfield
    signed 2015-02-08 20:13:37 -0700
    I strongly support freedom of speech and the public’s right to know, including what goes on behind the labels of happy cows frolicking in green pastures. Truly, though, the only way to stop the cruelty against “food animals” is to embrace a plant-based diet. It will also benefit your health and the environment – this is incontestible.
  • Lisa MacAllister
    signed 2015-02-08 20:12:50 -0700
  • Betti Jones
    signed 2015-02-08 20:12:30 -0700
  • Judy Calhoun
    signed 2015-02-08 20:09:19 -0700
  • lyn du mont
    signed 2015-02-08 20:08:47 -0700
    We want this stopped and will demonstrate accordingly in the marketplace, be it food or the stock market.
  • Margaret Couch
    signed 2015-02-08 20:07:29 -0700
    We must not silence the voice of those who report and document sadistic acts against living, sentient beings!
  • Deborah Williams
    signed 2015-02-08 19:59:32 -0700
  • Kathleen Jeffreries
    signed 2015-02-08 19:58:53 -0700
  • Jo Moore
    signed 2015-02-08 19:57:52 -0700
  • Gina Writz
    signed 2015-02-08 19:55:48 -0700
  • Mary Ricker
    signed 2015-02-08 19:54:32 -0700
  • Janelle Morman
    signed 2015-02-08 19:52:23 -0700
  • Janis Frazee
    signed 2015-02-08 19:52:02 -0700
  • Tom Fitch
    signed 2015-02-08 19:51:10 -0700
  • Rachel Klein
    signed 2015-02-08 19:50:14 -0700
  • Dan Rifkin
    signed 2015-02-08 19:49:31 -0700
  • Alissa Smidt
    signed 2015-02-08 19:45:15 -0700
  • Stephen Lebsock
    signed 2015-02-08 16:10:20 -0700
  • Holly Tarry
    published this page in Thank you cards 2015-02-08 12:41:08 -0700


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