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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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allan graupman,...

I don't mind signing a petition if there is a pending law to stop this outrageous behavior. But an email asking for a donation causes me to wonder what kind of agenda these people have. I don't have enough money to live on so I can't donate. , but I can join in on the rage against horrible laws against animals.

Laurie

Don’t buy processed foods; they’re bad for you anyway. Make sure all your cheese comes from Europe. They recognize the dangers of hormones in animals and have strong laws against cruelty.

Oriah

Now matter what country this crap is happening in, it happening!! That's these point, it's disgusting, and humans are ether caretakers of all like on earth. Wig aren't to abuse anything or there are repercussions . There truly does need to be laws made and these type of people need to be completely stopped! And some here arguing about if it's Europe or the US doesn't matter if ya know it,see it stand up against it don't argue whose country is doing worse than another, we know that North America isn't perfect, Canada, Mexico,US, and all South America etc, they all have skeletons in the closet. they all are doing stuff that's bad one way or another. So stand up against animal abuse in any form!!

Anonymous

There is one way we can stop this abuse. American consumers are probably the strongest constituency on earth. If we refuse to buy certain products, there will be no need for companies to produce them. Therefore, we need to boycott factory farmed meat. Period.

Pamalia Gallias

It is a shame that such a forum to resolve animal issues is spent on a bunch of people more concerned with BEING RIGHT than DOING RIGHT -- get off the forum.

Pamalia Gallias

It is a shame that such a forum to resolve animal issues is spent on a bunch of people more concerned with BEING RIGHT than DOING RIGHT -- get off the forum.

stewart parks

Animal abuse is not a rite of passage. Any of our elected officials who condone abuse
of all animals in the most horrific ways before they are slaughtered,( which by the way the business of over slaughtering needs to be addressed) should never be re-elected.
We cannot allow laws to be passed which implicates caring human beings as the perpetrators. How absolutely twisted and insane is this. We do not have to adhere to these ag-gag laws. It is our bounden duty to report the everyday atrocities. They can pass all the gag laws they want, but we will find a way to get the messages out.
EXAMPLES:
kicking, punching, knocking helpless milk cows to the ground.
Keeping cows pregnant all the time
starving baby cows so the d--- meat will be more tender
Cutting baby pigs testicles off
keeping mother pigs in tiny cages until their slaughter
mixing up concoctions of food with their own dead babies
mixing fecal material into their food
sexually abusing farmed animals
Now tell me,... do you want those type of people governing us???

Sheree Wright

This sickens me. I cannot believe such cruelty exists in our world today. I will NEVER purchase DiGiorno products ever! Shame on Idaho and any other state that allows such laws. I have already removed other brands from ever coming into my house due to their cruelty to animals like Land O'Lakes and Tyson.

Beth Ann Pfeifer

We need to fight for them! This must stop now. These animals need to be treated decently. The people that are doing this to animals are sick. There is no reason for it! It sickens me.

raoul diblasi

An informed citizenry is all that stands between freedom and tyranny!

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