End Iowa HF 589
  • Petitioned Dwayne Alons

This petition was delivered to:

Iowa House Representative District 4
Dwayne Alons
Iowa House Representative District 10
Dave Deyoe
Iowa House Representative District 90
Curtis Hanson
Iowa House Representative District 53
Daniel A. Huseman
Iowa House Representative District 27
Charles Isenhart
Iowa Governor
Terry Branstad
Iowa House Representative District 31
Lee Hein
Iowa House Representative District 49
Helen Miller
Iowa House Representative District 58
Clel Baudler
Iowa House Representative District 57
Jack Drake
Iowa House Representative District 41
Dan Kelley
Iowa House Representative District 25
Brian Moore
Iowa House Representative District 51
Dan Muhlbauer
Iowa House Representative District 83
Steven Olson

End Iowa HF 589

    1. Olivia Brown
    2. Petition by

      Olivia Brown

      Cedar Falls, IA

This bill makes it illegal to record any footage of animal cruelty in agriculture production facilities without either a.) having their permission or b.) making it aware to the facility what you will be doing. It is nearly impossible to catch animal cruelty in agriculture production facilities with this bill still in place. No company would allow someone to film if there is cruelty going on. This bill needs to be taken out of law. Please sign this petition for all the animals in Iowa farms that may be being tortured. Thank you.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Recognition from IA Governor

      Olivia Brown
      Petition Organizer

      Hello Supporters,
      Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently emailed me about the petition. He didn't say much, but we've already created some commotion. Now is the time to show the Iowa government that we will not back down until something is done about this horrible bill. Get all of your friends and family to sign this. Let's show everyone what we are capable of. It will only take a few minutes for you to share it and even less for your friends to sign it. Talk, text, tweet, post, and blog about it. It's time to kick it into full gear! We've been recognized by the governor. He already knows that we're out here. Now it's time to show him what we can do. Let's do this!
      Olivia Brown

    3. 100 Signatures

      Olivia Brown
      Petition Organizer

      I wanted to say thanks to everyone that has signed this. I also wanted to remind you to keep posting, emailing, tweeting and talking about this petition. The more signatures we can get the better. We need to fight for the rights of those poor animals. We need to to end this.

    4. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • about 1 year ago

      The energy time and money spent on this bill should be used to outlaw inhumane animal handling.

    • Lauretta Bickford RANDOLPH, VT
      • over 1 year ago

      I love animals more than people!

    • tami thompson WHITE POST, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      this is an asanine law! of course they dont want illegal and immoral actions documented! this horrid behavior is allowed, but not able to be photographed?! stop looking other way

    • Doug Hagerman CEDAR FALLS, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am an unapologetic omnivore and I do not support extremist organizations such as PETA, but I cannot condone cruelty to any living being. Cruelty to animals is a sign of psycho or sociopathy, which has a number of implications. Slaughter for food can and should be done humanely and with regard for the animal, as our ancestors would have. Besides, distressed animals produce lower quality (sometimes unsafe) food products, and are a danger to the human workers. I think the only reason this bill exists is to hinder regulation that is in place and to help the meat industry increase their profits by allowing unsafe and inhumane practices. Governor Branstad has shown in the past that his loyalties lie with industry over the people of Iowa; ending HF 589 would be a step in the right direction.

      • over 1 year ago

      Animal cruelty should never be tolerated.


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