Help Defeat the Dangerous Right to Harm Amendment (SJR 12)!
In the name of protecting "farmers' rights," the Indiana General Assembly passed a law last year requiring regulators, planning and zoning officials, and judges to construe laws and rules in favor of protecting the interests of big agribusiness. Although that sort of protection is not enjoyed by any other industry in the state, the new law apparently did not satisfy agribusiness advocates. This year, a lawmaker allied with big agribusiness is pushing for sacred protection in the form of a constitutional right - on par with our right to vote and freedoms of religion and speech - "to engage in effective livestock production practices and technologies" regardless of the harm those practices cause to the environment, animals, and people.
We urgently need your help to stop SJR 12, a dangerous measure which has been scheduled for hearing on February 16th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Statehouse, RM 130.
Attend the hearing on February 16th!
Call or send an email to one of the Senate Agriculture committee members, listed to the left and on our SJR 12 webpage.