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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Defies GOP Legislature, Vetoes 'Ag-Gag' Bill
Something Like Meat But Not Meat
Columnist, SFGate/San Francisco Chronicle; Author, 'The Daring...
Did you know six states have now made it a crime to film or take photos of activities in any industrial slaughterhouse or megafarm factory floor?
Idaho's 'Ag-Gag' Bill: Shameful Attempt to Hide Animal Cruelty on Factory Farms
Founder and President, Mercy for Animals
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.
Ag Gag 2013: A Continued Attempt to Silence Whistleblowers
Food Integrity Campaign
Part of the Government Accountability Project
Mandatory reporting laws are simply wolves dressed in sheep's clothing. They would have a chilling effect on industry whistleblowers, even established long-term employees, who witness serious violations and wish to speak up.
Ag Gag Bill on the Governor's Desk!
Program Director, Animal Welfare Approved
The "Ag Gag" bill was promoted on the basis that it would help to improve animal welfare and protect family farms. But the stark reality is that this law has absolutely nothing to do with animal welfare.
The Ag Gag Bill: Industry Lobbying & Corporate Overreach Run Amok
Kurt Michael Friese
Chef, author and advocate
Industrial agriculture, like most powerful business interests, has a very effective lobbying organization -- not only in DC, but also in state capitols around the country.
Ag Gag 2011: What Does Agribusiness Have to Hide in Iowa?
Founder, Food Democracy Now!
Passing poorly conceived bills that limit Americans' freedoms and place an iron curtain between farmers and consumers is certain to backfire, only drawing more attention to agricultural practices.
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