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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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Susan

You know it's really rude to insult someone's religion and judge when you don't understand what you're spewing out of your mouth. Shame on you, acting so immature and putting your focus on what others are doing instead of helping the animals. Everybody can help so don't you dare act high and mighty because someone's effort is different then yours.

Laura Todd

Amen! Agreed.

chdano

I agree with Tessa !!!...
They have laws to protect people, children... now they need to make an official law for all animals !!
Enough is enough. Hey breeders you don' need to breed anymore. There are so many animals that needs and home. All these animal need to be spayed and neuter!!

connie duque

I couldn't have said it better, Mildred.

chdano

I agree with Mildred... Karma is not very nice.

AP

Could easily become an animal abuser's worst nightmare! Good thing I'm not in charge of their karma!

Sandra57

Soooooooo true!!!!

Katrina Daniel

agree as well. Otter got considerable campaign money from his cronies in the animal slaughter business. This is his pay off to them.

Medde

Oh, rest assured this WILL come home to roost squarely on his lap!!

cathy

What is the point of abusing animals? Will they taste better, last longer or be more valuable if they are kicked, beaten or abused? No, some people just don't respect their responsibility as humans to protect those who can't protect themselves, animals or human. We must face the fact that certain people can't be trusted to harness their idea of "fun". I don't quite see how Ag-Gag Laws help farmers. If I lived in Idaho, I'd be deeply ashamed.

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