North Carolina: Protect Your State's Citizens, Farms and Animals!
Update—June 16, 2018: Unfortunately, S.B. 711 has passed the Senate and the House. Our last chance to stop this bad bill is to urge Gov. Cooper to veto it. The Governor could act on this bill at any time, so don’t delay! Please place a quick, polite phone call to Gov. Cooper at (919) 814-2000 right now and urge him to veto S.B. 711.
The North Carolina Legislature has added a harmful amendment to their Farm Bill that would prioritize big agribusiness over the rights of North Carolina’s people, animals and land.
The “NC Farm Act of 2018," or Senate Bill 711 (S.B. 711), would further expand protections already in place for agricultural operations, making it more difficult, if not impossible for communities across the state to fight back against harmful, polluting activities.
North Carolina already has an explicit “Right to Farm” law on the books that allows factory farms to expand with little regard for the impacts they have on the livelihoods, health and safety of the state’s family farms and rural communities.
We cannot let this stand. The Legislature should not prop up industries that disregard the health and welfare of North Carolina citizens by providing them with additional, unnecessary and unfair protections in S.B. 711.
What You Can Do
We need your help! The bill’s fate could be decided by Gov. Cooper at any moment, so please act quickly. The most important thing you can do right now is place a quick, polite phone call to Gov. Cooper at (919) 814-2000 and urge him to veto S.B. 711.
Thank you, North Carolina.