It is only by criminalizing animal abuse and food safety violations that we can finally address the severity of the issues. These acts are unacceptable to our society morally, ethically, and environmentally. By highlighting the wrong in animal abuse, we can take one step towards preserving other animal species on earth and that other animals are just as important. And by addressing the food safety violations as criminal acts, we can finally prevent more harm done to us and our next generation.
Food safety issues are what started the FDA in the first place. As far as animal abuse, protesting that is freedom of speech. What does protest do though? Does it get the other side to listen? Does that help unneeded suffering? Maybe offering an alternative? Like perhaps some 1972 publication has all of the information in it so there's no reason to torture another round of beagles?
Criminal activity is criminal activity regardless of your base intention. When it comes to animal abuse and food safety violations, this holds true. People think that they can break any number of laws to expose the lawlessness of other people if their crimes are bad enough. This is simply not right, a crime is a crime.
The first amendment of the Constitution entitles United States citizens to the freedom of speech. Efforts to expose animal abuse and food safety violations is nothing more than individuals exercising their freedom of speech to speak out against these injustices. In addition, the first amendment gives citizens the right to protest, and the right to assembly. This means that these individuals are within their constitutional rights to protest both the abuse of animals and violations of food safety.
The constitution does not directly address food safety or animal abuse. However, it strongly protects freedom of speech, which means it is unconstitutional to criminalize efforts to expose animal abuse and food safety violations. Freedom of speech should always be upheld by the constitution and allow citizens of the United States to protest and expose abuse.