Companies that abuse animals have convinced a small group of politicians to introduce a bill called the Animal
Enterprise Terrorism Act, which would allow the government to
charge animal rights activists with massive fines and jail time
for using nonviolent tactics. Please click this link, write to
your member of Congress, and ask him or her to vote "No" on this
Now get past the idea that YOU may not care about animals. Or maybe you support vivisection. Any American citizen should look at this and ask, "Isn't this against the constitution?"
Yes they are trying to create a law to bypass 2 of the Amendments to the Constitution . First you have the right to protest peacefully.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Next there is:
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Now this will create a little "catch-22" if someone tries to enforce it. But if they are trying to take away the right to protest vivisection. What's next we cannot protest the war? We cannot peacefully assemble and talk bad about the president? A lot of comedians will be out of a job there.
But seriously Americans have the right. And now big business is fighting to take away that right.
Remember it is "We the people."