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Controversial 'Ag-Gag' Charges Dropped in Utah -- But There's Still Work to Do

Michael A. Webermann | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Michael A. Webermann

If you aren't familiar with ag-gag laws, think of them as anti-whistleblower laws, criminalizing the act of photographing abuses on agriculture facilities or slaughterhouses. Six states have successfully passed these laws.

Building a Community of Truth-Tellers to Answer Daunting 'What's for Dinner' Question (VIDEO)

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Food Integrity Campaign

By AMANDA HITT Across the nation, millions of Americans are asking the age-old question: "What's for dinner?" It used to be as simple as choosing bet...

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...

Controversial Animal Laws Facing Federal Court Challenges

AP | By DAVID PITT | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentat...

Idaho Asks Judge To Toss Case Challenging 'Ag Gag' Law

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attorneys for Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter are asking a federal judge to toss a lawsuit challenging a new law that makes it ill...

Another State Considering Controversial 'Ag Gag' Bill

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Filming or photographing farm animal operations without a farmer's consent would be criminalized under a bill sent to the Kent...

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.

Landmark 'Ag Gag' Lawsuit Fights Threat to Freedom of Speech

Stephen Wells | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Stephen Wells

The American public relies on journalists and activists to expose inhumane and unsafe food production practices in industrial facilities. We cannot allow politicians to violate our rights so they can protect the financial interests of their corporate agriculture backers.

Activists File Lawsuit To Overturn 'Ag Gag' Law

AP | By PAUL FOY | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Animal-welfare activists filed a lawsuit Monday to overturn a Utah law that prohibits undercover filming while trespassing at ...

'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.