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In recent months corporate backers of factory farming are trying harder than ever to pass ag-gag bills. Between 13 to 20 states are expected to introduce new ag-gag legislation in 2013. Sign our petition and join us in taking a stand to protect consumer r

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Kevin A (64)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:01 pm
Noted and Signed, Rox.

roxy H (350)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:06 pm

roxy H (350)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:41 pm
ag-gag noun \'ag-gag\ Any bill or law that punishes those who expose abusive conditions on factory farms; verb The act of silencing opposition to the abuse of farmed animals.

Billions of farmed animals live and die in cruel, unhealthy, and unsustainable factory farm conditions. Secrecy is what makes this system possible but hundreds of undercover investigations are slowly helping to end it. That is why the agribusiness lobby is trying to pass ag-gag: anti-free speech laws that would punish, or even jail, anyone who makes an unauthorized recording on a farm.

In recent months corporate backers of factory farming are trying harder than ever to pass ag-gag bills. Between 13 to 20 states are expected to introduce new ag-gag legislation in 2013. Sign our petition and join us in taking a stand to protect consumer rights to knowledge, not corporate rights to secrecy

Sign The Ag-Gag Petition!

I believe that citizens have a right to know about how food animals are raised and slaughtered. Ag-gag is a bad idea because we should punish the people who commit animal abuse, not the people who report it.

Sign our petition and join us in taking a stand to protect consumer rights!

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:35 am
Signed and noted

Kelly Rogers (303)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 1:05 am
s/n and thanx for sharing

Darren W (218)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:08 am
Thank you for this . . . signed, tweeted and circulate. . .

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:12 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Roxy, this is exactly the petition I was looking for!

Rock H (254)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:40 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Roxie!

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:46 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Roxie.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 4:20 am
Any place that keeps animals for whatever reason from zoos to rescue centres to farms and slaughterhouses should be open to public scrutiny no ifs or buts There should be CCTV cameras in all these places they should be compulsory and there should be heavy penalties for any animal abuse All animals have a right to compassion and care,to food ,shelter,medical treatment,some freedom and not to be neglected These should be worldwide rules now and no covering up of farming methods or any animal abuse

signed & Noted thanks

Veronique L (209)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 4:50 am
Thanks for sharing, Roxy; noted & signed

Nicole W (646)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:08 am
signed and shared, thank you Roxie

Arielle S (313)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:09 am
Carol D, you've said it all - no more hiding of miserable deeds and sick cruelty. Definitely signed with thanks.

Sarah G (109)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:11 am
signed, thanks. The abusers should be punished, not the whistleblowers!

Emma S (239)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:19 am
Done! Thanks, Roxie.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:27 am
noted + signed, thanks Roxie

Malgorzata Zmuda (200)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:07 pm
petycja podpisana

Dianna M (16)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:29 pm
The Constitution mentions "freedom of speech"--which is meant to protect those who tell the truth, not those who lie.

Ann P (17)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:34 pm
Noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.

paula eaton (30)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:56 pm
Signed. Where I live they snuck this in.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 1:04 pm

Joanne D (38)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 1:07 pm
I am so tired, and I know I am not alone, the American people are tired, of greedy people who should themselves be in prison calling the shots and sending heroes to jail. This cannot go on. What will it take to put a stop to it?

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 1:38 pm
Signed and shared

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:08 pm

Vicky P (476)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:22 pm
Noted and signed

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:30 pm

Terry V (30)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:06 pm

Debra Van Way (12)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:27 pm
Want to put a hurt on them? Pick one week of every month and don't eat any meat. Let them know if they don't change their ways, it will become 2 weeks. Eventually you can become a vegetarian and really put a hurting on them. Worked for me.

Eileen H. (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:37 pm
Signed and noted . Thanks

Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:53 pm
Signed, thanks

Lisa N (207)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 4:00 pm
So signed, thanks for posting Roxie!

John B (185)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 4:38 pm
Thanks Roxie for posting the link to the petition. Signed and noted.
"thank you."

janet f (29)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 4:55 pm

Robert K (31)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:02 pm
Not only should we be allowed to know, the facts should be widely publicized.

Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:06 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Roxie

. (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:20 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:23 pm
we both signed and I hope these ------ all end up in hell

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:25 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Roxie.

Jeremy S (3)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 6:01 pm
As I noted on the petition itself, we should know not only where our food is coming from, but how it's being raised--otherwise we won't know enough to make healthful food choices. That's the humani-centric point of view. Then there's the point that animals shouldn't be raised under conditions that people feel the need to conceal in the first place--that's only fair to the animals, whose only difference from us is that they aren't human!

valda p (13)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 6:57 pm
Only those who -do have something to hide would want this depravity to be made -law,the Govenor of Iowa Mr Terry Branstad and his side kick Mr.Joe Seng-was said he is a Vetenerian?? are responsible for this cruel archaic law coming into existence-for their own questionable agenda,shame on them and all involved,this is giving free reign to those pedophile -scum that infiltrate animal locations where they can practice their sadism on these poor -poor animals,those who participate in this debauchery -should have -by law -their products -stamped -AG-GAG-LAWS -applied -so we who do not want to add to this shameful -betrayal to the animals -will not buy their -blood stained -products.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 7:39 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:09 pm
Capitalism at its best! --- NOT!!!!! Humans are supposed to be the "higher" species on this planet, but it is sure hard to confirm that.

I move between being able to eat meat and being absolutely ill when I do. I have already decided to become almost vegetarian, but there are still GMOs to consider. I went to a wellness seminar recently where buying food locally was encouraged --- direct from the farmer. That isn't possible for everyone but we all can do more to ensure the food chain is safe.


Heidi Aubrey (16)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:10 pm
Signed and noted.

Robert O (12)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:00 pm
thank-you noun \thankg-yoo\ an expression of thanks, as by saying "thank you."

Gladly signed. Thanks Roxie!

Ellen Gaston (21)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:26 pm
These ag-gag laws make me want to vomit. Extortion of freedom. Free Speech and Freedom of the Press is at stake. The animal torture is widespread and rampant. Corporate protectionism from big-ag politicians. Some of them even want to seize the footage obtained.This pisses me off on so many levels. The Dakotas have had these laws for a decade or so. Get on the phone, write, pester, do anything to make these slime-bag politicians figure out who they are supposed to be working for. The USDA needs a come to Jesus talk because they, too are corrupt. Can you tell I'm pissed?

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:48 pm
Noted, and signed! Thank you, Roxy, for all these important submissions regarding ag-gag bills.

Susanne R (235)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:23 pm
Who speaks for the animals? When whistle blowers face prosecution, we have a serious problem. As a matter of fact, whenever there is a lack of transparency, we know that something is being hidden.

Gladly signed and noted. Thanks, Roxie!

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:16 am
Noted and signed thanks

Ludger W (65)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:44 am

cathie S (154)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:48 am
signed and noted,and shared thank you

Ruth C (87)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:20 am
If we keep quiet about the cruelty inflicted upon animals then we are contributing to their abuse and deaths!!

Jere W (9)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:46 am
Noted & signed

paul m (93)
Monday March 25, 2013, 7:33 am


mary a (2)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:25 am
Ag-gag does not make sense. It is unamerican.

Shirley B (5)
Monday March 25, 2013, 10:55 am
N&S TY, Roxie

Krystal R (120)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:39 pm
Def Signed! ty

Vera Taylor (46)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:13 pm
done! I dont believe in censorship of any kind

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:03 pm
Gratefully signed. Thank you Roxie!

Devon Leonar (54)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:51 pm
We have a long way to go on this serious issue... Education is crucial otherwise people are so busy just trying to make enough $ to pay their monthly bills that they pass this important issue by in favor of getting the best deals at Wally-World.... I'm not a cynic, I'm just people-watching ..... This is a big vitally important issue along with GMO's ...... We need way more education...

Kit B (276)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:25 pm

Yep, I signed and tweeted.

Jane B (30)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:35 pm
Same old story - protect the sadists so everyone can make money and get cheap meat. Will we ever have a compassionate and caring society? I think not.

Mary T (178)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:37 pm
Thanks Roxie, Gladly signed and shared, I live in Indiana and they are trying to get this stupid law passed I have been emailing the idiots that are forcing this to become law, What are they all trying to hide it is our right to know how animals are being treated and our right to protest if these animals are abused.

Angelika R (143)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:40 pm
SO SIGNED ( the NDAA for animals?)

Birgit W (160)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:42 pm

Susan T (20)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:44 pm
Whistleblowers need to be protected

Ro H (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:57 pm

Benny R (21)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:59 pm
If big business played by the rules, and treated animals (or employees) fairly and decently, there would be no need for whistle-blowers. Since some big businesses are greedy and don't play their part in order to maximize their profits, society needs to protect itself by having whistle-blowing as a public interest service. Whistle-blowers need every protection.

Linda P (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:51 pm
Gladly signed. People need to know about the horrific condition and treatment of these innocent victims. The people who are trying to protect these animals need to be protected not punished. The ones doing the abuse don't want people to know what is going on, but most people do and are not going to put up with it. Sadly It always has to do with the profit.

Eternal G (745)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:56 pm
thank-you noun \thankg-yoo\ an expression of thanks, as by saying "thank you."

Joy M (169)
Monday March 25, 2013, 7:54 pm
Thank you... NOTED.

Joe R (190)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:10 pm
Thanks Roxie. Signed and noted.

Marie W (67)
Monday March 25, 2013, 11:32 pm
Kill the messenger laws.

Jere W (9)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:16 am
Noted & previously signed

Veerle V (44)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:32 am
Noted and signed, thank you Roxie.

Nan Towle (75)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 8:29 am
"Sunlight is the best disinfectant." Bullies, cowards, sociopaths, criminals land abusers look to prey upon the defenseless, victims behind closed doors where there are no witnesses to get away with it. Only transparency and report with consequences can have effect in stopping this or at the very least, punishing, fining, firing those individuals. Anyone who would support this is looking to hide something. It is wrong on every level! This is bad for us and horrific for our intelligent, defenseless, sentient animals.

We cannot allow big corporate entities, such as big AG to run roughshod over us and our animals. They would love for us to go away and let them self govern, read: do whatever they want. They must be held accountable and the only way to do that is to have more access, not less. NO passing AG-GAG Bills!

Liliana D (125)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 2:25 pm
done, thanks

Susie S. (4)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 3:51 pm
signed and shared

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 9:33 pm
Done, TY. did not understand how to share. im not on FB nor Twitter

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 9:48 pm

Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 10:11 pm
This whole issue is so disgusting.
It's just as easy to be kind, as it is to be cruel. Perhaps, is costs a few pennies more.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 6:15 am

Nan Towle (75)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 6:19 am
Signed and spreading the word!

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 6:51 am
Noted and signed...thanks Roxie

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 7:36 am
Noted, signed and tweeted.

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 7:27 pm
Glad to Sign& Share this Roxie=thanks so much~~

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:29 pm
NOted and signed. Thanks, Roxie.

Joanne D (3)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 3:41 pm
Another great job Roxy, signed and noted

Melania Padilla (122)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:29 am
Signed and shared!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:13 am
Done yesterday!

Animae C (514)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:52 pm
noun \thankg-yoo\ an expression of thanks, as by saying "thank you." : )

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 2:57 am
Noted & Signed

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 5:03 am
So signed!!!! Thanks Roxy
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