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Ag Gag Bills

Judge Refuses To Throw Out 'Ag-Gag' Challenge

AP | LINDSAY WHITEHURST | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has refused to toss out the country's first lawsuit challenging an "ag-gag" law that criminalizes undercover i...

Farmer, Animal Activist Continue The Debate Over 'Ag-Gag' Laws

Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

Following Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's signing of a bill that imposes jail time and fines for animal rights activists who take undercover foota...

Idaho Governor Signs 'Ag Gag' Bill

AP | By JOHN MILLER | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed a bill Friday that imposes jail time and fines against people who secretly film animal abuse at I...

Idaho's 'Ag-Gag' Bill: Shameful Attempt to Hide Animal Cruelty on Factory Farms

Nathan Runkle | Posted 04.27.2014 | Home
Nathan Runkle

S 1337 would make it a crime, punishable by imprisonment, to simply photograph or videotape abusive, unsanitary or otherwise unethical activity on a farm. Even employees and journalists who take photos or video to document misconduct on farms could face criminal prosecution.

Stunning Ag-gag Bill News

Ocean Robbins | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Amy Meyer wanted to see for herself where her food was coming from. But in the state of Utah, she discovered, that was against the law.

'The Stupidest Thing That Ag Ever Did?'

Paul Shapiro | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Paul Shapiro

While it's no surprise that these investigations have meant a black eye for the industry, these blatant attempts to thwart them seem to be even worse. Even the industry's own commentators are now weighing in on the harm caused by ag-gag bills.

Got Science? ALEC Threatens Food Safety With 'Ag Gag' Laws

Seth Shulman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Seth Shulman

Ironically, "ag-gag" laws are being pushed at a time of heightened public concerns about healthy eating and the safety of the food supply. Nonetheless, ALEC's strategy, while receiving relatively little press, has proved alarmingly successful so far.

First Ag-Gag, Now the Name Game

Paul Shapiro | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Stunned by repeated exposés revealing inhumane treatment of animals, big ag lobbyists are working to prevent Americans from finding out about animal abuse, rather than working to prevent it. And now Orwellian euphemisms are being pushed as so-called solutions?

Bag the Ag Gag Bills

Dan Imhoff | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Dan Imhoff

"Ag gag" laws have been put forth by the meat industry to criminalize the reporting of animal cruelty by anyone -- journalists, activists, or whistleblowers.