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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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S.Baker

I totally agree with you!!

Ricki Zaracki

Jan, you are so right. I get so tired of people complaining about things, but then aren't willing to step up and take few minutes to do something about it.

Kelly

I so totally agree with you. If more people that talked about taking action actually did just what they said, then the world would be a better place to live.

julia

Idaho sounds like a terrible place to live.
No Thanks!!

sleepingcat

Idaho 's governor "Butch" also wants to wipe out all wildlife (especially wolves and bears) that doesn't turn a profit or cuts into trophy hunters' fun and games.
Is he anti-animal or Pro-Profit?

Virginia

He's both along with heartless, selfish and cruel.

Susie

Well said!!! THIS IS A RIDICULOUS LAW. IF THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, WHY THE PROBLEM?????

John

Yes, Julia -- it's one of the "terrible three" along with Utah and Wyoming, from which hardly anything compassionate ever emanates

Annette Overstreet

Also Montana

Virginia

Hopefully Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah will be able to turn the rest of the State around.

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