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Join Our Fight Against Anti-Whistleblower "Ag-Gag" Laws

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:45am
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You may have heard a lot of talk about Idaho recently, and it’s no small potatoes. Idaho’s governor, C.L. “Butch” Otter, recently signed into law a controversial anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” bill that punishes those who expose abusive conditions on factory farms. Though Governor Otter claims this law will keep agriculture producers “secure in their property,” we, and countless others concerned about the welfare of animals, are extremely concerned about the greater implications of ag-gag.

In passing this bill, Idaho became the seventh state to enact an ag-gag law. By effectively closing out journalists, investigators, and even the general public from animal production facilities, the agribusiness industry can continue to keep consumers in the dark about where their food is coming from.

We have seen countless instances of abuse on industrial farms, including the recent case of a Wisconsin dairy farm that produces cheese for the frozen pizza brand DiGiorno. Undercover footage taken by Mercy For Animals caught workers at this farm viciously kicking, stabbing, beating, and dragging cows, and the footage led to 11 charges of criminal animal cruelty. Without such footage, we may never have known of these horrors, and because of ag-gag laws, we may never learn of countless other, similar instances.

Sadly, these bills are popping up everywhere, and we’re up against a mighty opponent. We, and the animals, need your help to make sure that no more of these bills, or any others that imperil the lives of animals, pass into law.

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For the animals, for the safety of our nation’s food supply, and for the health of you and your family, please stand with us today.

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Karen Delmonico

If more people would adopt a vegan/vegetarian diet, it would hit these people in the pocket book. It is all about money and power.
Less demand, less supply. Try adopting a meatless Monday. Share these petitions and stories to get the word out. Write your local news sources for greater exposure. I can't believe everyone in Idaho is for this law.

Renee

What is our nation coming to. Unbelieveable and unacceptable.

CanyonWind

EXACTLY!!!!!! Its really not that hard!! Just watch the documentary, Food, INC., or some gross video showing the torture of some poor animal thats going into our food supply!!! It'll make you wanna throw up the next time you go to eat a burger!!!! It doesn't matter where it came from (unless it was locally grown on a farm, NOT a factory) its all contaminated!!!! Wanna make a difference??!!! STOP EATING SO D*** MUCH MEAT!!!!!

betty johnson

I believe that the animals are the most import thing in this world because we need them for servival ourselves to live. I also believe God did not put these creatures on this earth to abuse,I am against all cruelity to animails.......Animails needs love too!They love people even when they are,nt loved back it is awful!!!!!

Abigail

This is absolutely disgusting. Places that abuse animals are also going to be places that cut corners on cleanliness, safety, and are not anywhere that I want my food produced. Not only do we need to fight these horrendous laws, but I'd like to know where the meat from these places are sold-- the only way to stop it without laws is to boycott their business and make them fail from a huge reduction in sales. Can the media and ASPCA let us know which stores carry the meat produced in these facilities known for animal abuse? Is there any other way we can get the word out in spite of these new laws?

Maria

I believe that anyone who protects pet abusers should be as accountable just the same.If that person let the abuser un accountable that abuser will do it again and again.The Laws should make into account that the person who tortures and abuses animals could do the same to a child.Children have to be teach to not abuse animals because they can also be abuse and they should understand it is not right for them or for others to abuse neither.

Joanne

SO SORRY -- CORRECTION -- OTTER IS SUB - HUMAN -- (NO WAY SUB-HUMANE)
Did not proof read good enough... sub human is correct !!!! How about giving the video and information you have now, to CNN so they can cover this worldwide -- inside the Idaho cow milk farms !! again, so sorry for using the word - humane --
for Gov Otter in Idaho -- THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN !!!

Trish

I think when this type of animal abuse is going on, too bad the politicians aren't right there when it's happening and see for their eyes how horrible this is and see how many have a heart and will stop this senseless abuse.

Gayle Moore

People that condone this abuse are just as bad as the "things" that administer it. Animals should be treated with respect and never abused. People are the evil in this world and it seems to be getting worse. To all that abuse and hurt animals I can only pray that Karma gets you sooner than later.

Lynn Jennings

When you sign a bill into law that allows animal cruelty, you are telling the American people that you don't care about animals. These creatures feel pain and have no voice now to protect them. This is a huge step backward. You should be ashamed of what you have done. This is just evil.

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