It's a gag order.
Over the years, our undercover investigations have exposed shocking animal cruelty on factory farms -- and have helped win much-needed reforms.
You might remember, for example, our investigation into shocking abuse of downed cows at a slaughter plant in California, which led to cruelty convictions, new federal reforms, the largest meat recall in U.S. history, and the shut-down of the number-two supplier of ground beef to the National School Lunch Program.
But instead of correcting their illegal and unethical activities, agribusiness has been pushing anti-whistleblower bills -- "ag-gag" bills -- to prevent you from finding out about them. Please don't let ag-gag bills hide animal abuse from the public»
Ag-gag bills seek to criminalize whistleblowing on factory farms -- essentially making it a crime to conduct undercover investigations -- and they've been cropping up state to state.
This year, ag-gag bills have been proposed in 11 states. So, 11 times we have mobilized -- meeting with lawmakers and getting word out to the public -- and all 11 bills have been blocked. But they are sure to come back next year, and we need to be ready.
The question I keep coming back to is this: If there's really nothing to hide, then why the need for such unrelenting secrecy?
The reality is that oversight on animal welfare an
I have shared this story on Facebook. I know that here in Wyoming I fight all the time with the government to stop the AG-GAG policy. There are so many cases of cruelty here and it hardly ever makes the news but being in small town USA these 'farm' hands like to talk about their abuse and it gets out ever so slowly. It shocks and sickens me and I don't understand WHY it is even allowed to happen in the first place. I agree wholeheartedly that if there was NOTHING to hide then there would not be a problem with people knowing and seeing what is happening there. Thanks for posting this, for keeping the information out there and for all the hard work you do!
Tell Budweiser to Stop Supporting Horse Abuse
Darn it, I just lost a whole comment. O.k. signed also in my Horse group from Horse Pro. I was just going to post a Bud commercial in my Horse group about Clydesdale horses. It's really funny and cute. Kelly what happened to my Baby Donkey picture? I lost a lot of photos but I thought it was in this thread ? Also I asked my friend Dianne Lynn to Post a Candle thread here for Penny since you're the one who let me know and in "Watersheds" and "Foxy Friends" if she could. I already let folks know in the Frog and Horse groups. But anyone can light one for whomever or animals. xo
Vinnie, a whole lot of things were lost in this thread.
Saratoga harness race horse trainer charged with abusive treatment of horse
And a whole lot of Photos from people's Albums and we are unable to Load photos either. The Team is working on it but it's aggrevating. So I'm kinda stuck right now. Dottie is getting better and I just let her out and was looking at the stars and thought, "Oh, good those thunderstorms are gonna miss us and Lo and Behold the sky lit up like the Fourth of July with Stars out,", so I better Unplug my self. Hugs
Signed the petition and shared to Facebook....So glad to see Dottie is getting better I hope she continues to do so As for the photos I completely understand that one...I tried to upload pics of my new adopted puppy and her two new sisters (my GSDs) and was not able to do so...will be so glad when things are working again but until then I will do my best at whatever I can...lol Take care everyone and have a wonderful day!
Signed and shared to Facebook.....Thanks Kelly
Command Crackdown On Horse Drugging at Competitions
Commend Court for Upholding Foie Gras Ban
End Cruel Pig Wrestling Games
Signed all 3 above and shared to Facebook
These are to stop the horse slaughter: n
All caught up. Thanks!
Urge Mayor to Ban Carriage Horses from City Streets
Signed and shared to Facebook
Roswell Horse Slaughter Plant Hearing About Water Discharge Permit in Oct.
UPDATE THE NEEDLESS DEATH OF JERRY THE CARRIAGE HORSE
All caught up. Thanks, Kelly!
Factory Farming Is Animal Cruelty
Signed and Shared to Facebook
BLM Action Aims to Reduce Wild Horse Population While Allowing Many Times More Livestock in Designated Mustang Habitat
STOP Horse Slaughter in Canada and Adopt Bill C-322
Print Warning Labels for Factory Farmed Products