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How 'Ag Gag' Laws Target Those Exposing Horrors of Factory Farming


Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, law, investigative journalism, ag-gag laws, world, politics, freedoms, media, government, news, culture )

Cal
- 335 days ago - theecologist.org
Faced with threats, draconian gagging laws and even violence, journalists and activists investigating the secrets of the global food industry tread a dangerous path.



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Jeaneen A. (131)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:58 am
Ag Gag, only a sick, cruel, greedy mind could think up such a horrible bill.
 

(0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 5:12 am
Noted and shared - I live in a state with the Ag-Gag Law, and I feel so terrible for all the farm animals. What a horrendous and cruel law!
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 6:17 am
This just shows that law ans justice don't have much in common. It seems to be worse in the USA than anywhere else.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 10:13 am
Noted & posted
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:36 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

SusanAWAYaWEEK Allen (221)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:38 pm
Noted and shared
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:04 pm
Not news, but very well explained.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:05 pm
'Ag Gag' laws are appalling. Animals need protecting and these laws prevent that from happening.
 

norma laborie (32)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:39 pm
horrible to see!
 

GGmaSheila D. (171)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:59 pm
To MegaCorps:
If you truly are doing nothing wrong why the gags?
Why the threats, legal and to the lives of whistleblowers and journalists?
Why the court orders silencing everyone involved?
Why not let the films and photos be published, be shown on television and on the internet?
WHAT ARE YOU SO AFRAID OF???

Stop handing the people a load of Bull about our food, about how you pollute our air, land, and water. Our food supply is contaminated because you cut costs, because you are greedy and unfeeling - until you're threatened with loss of the dollars. YOU are the ones who should be in jail...
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:25 pm
Ag Gag laws should not be allowed.
 

valda p. (13)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:34 pm
Only -those who -do have some thing to hide would enforce this depravity to the animals.-Iowa was the first state to apply for the AG-Gag law the Govenor Mr, Terry Branstad and his side kick Mr.Joe Seng ( reported to be a veterinarian) were the ones who first applied for this most cruel law -and had their own agenda for doing so-what does it say about them? why do the public allow this risk to their health and the inhumanity to the animals ?-those who have applied the AG-Gag-law should be made -by law to display the stamp on their products so we who love and care for the humane treatment of the animals -know -not to buy blood stained products.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:10 pm
Thank you for helping to expose the effort to suppress the facts! We must do all we can to help spread the truth! I now have 123 followers on Twitter. I just pray a few of them see these articles and petitions and make an effort to share them and spread the word. (p, t)
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 6:01 pm
As Jeaneen said, it takes horrible, greedy people to put these kinds of laws out there. "Money is not the root of all evil," but the CRAVING for it is, and these bastards just seem to have a need for MORE, no matter how much they already have, and if that means hurting other people, never mind the animals, so be it!
 

Debra Tate (17)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 7:43 pm
Noted! Where is the petition to stop this? SHAME ON THEM!
 

Romla Lal (9)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 8:31 pm
Shame on them.
 

Dianne D. (463)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 9:36 pm
We can change the laws. Lets start making these places have to put in glass walls and video's so the public can keep an eye on them. There is a lot of people who don't know where their food source comes from. They need to be educated.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 9:42 pm
Noted. Thanks :")
 

Ondine J. (133)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 9:55 pm
Once again humans at their worst. They must feel very threatened to create laws such as these. Their dirty little secret.
 

MareCad T. (2)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 11:08 pm
Evil is as evil does & the humans are the champs. AH, NO bragging rights here.
 

Monica D. (580)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 11:46 pm
Factory farms should all be closed.
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (236)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:53 am
Thanks
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 5:26 am
I agree Jeaneen A.
 

Linda Rust (65)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 9:05 am
"If abattoirs had glass walls, we'd all be vegetarians". We could stop buying their products?!
Thanks Cal, great website too, I subscribed to their newsletter.
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:27 pm
Both factory farming ad Ag-gag laws stem from the same source: people who will do anything to make a fast buck, no matter how horrible it is and no matter how threatening to the health and welfare of both anaimals and humans it is.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:30 pm
Thank you.
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 5:42 pm
Horrible !
 

A F. (132)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 1:41 am
Noted, thanks Cal!
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 2:09 am
Hope everyone gets poisoned who eating this shit
Let them live, they are so beautiful

Love
 

Ed V. (176)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 5:53 am
Noted, thanks
 

Barbara V. (171)
Friday October 25, 2013, 5:34 am
Noted, Thank you
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:24 pm
Noted, TY Cal
 

Nimue P. (243)
Monday October 28, 2013, 5:33 am
These people are heroes, they should not be muzzled.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 8:05 am
Such a shame
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Friday November 15, 2013, 10:35 am
Evil people!
 
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