There’s 3 things that everyone should know about “Right to Farm” laws:
1. They grant legal immunity to mega factory farms
2. They can block new laws designed to protect the environment
3. They have the power to block new laws designed to protect farmed animals
And all 50 U.S. states have them.
Right to Farm laws were originally created to safeguard small family farms from local nuisance lawsuits, such as complaints about smell, noise and pollution from neighboring households.
But today these laws are being abused by Big Ag to shield mega factory farms against new environmental and animal protection laws.
Why? Because implementing new animal protection laws, such as banning battery cages, is an expensive process. Right to Farm laws are being used as an easy way to refuse making legally required improvements to animal farming practices.
Ultimately, Big Ag cares not about the animals, nor the environment, but only its bottom line: profit.
Many states aggressively protect their Ag Gag rules to shield the horrific cruelty of the way farm and famed animals are made to suffer, from birth to slaughter.
Even if you do eat animal products, creating cruel, unsafe and unhealthy farming practices hurts everyone, not only the animals.
Think compassion first.