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States Considering Laws That Would Make It An Act of Terrorism to Report on Abuses at Factory Farms(3 Take Actions at Site)


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JL
- 451 days ago - organicconsumers.org
And who better to write the Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act, designed to protect Big Ag and Big Energy, than the lawyers on the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force at the corporate-funded and infamous American Legislative Exchange Council



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JL A. (270)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:07 pm
States Considering Laws That Would Make it an Act of Terrorism to Report on Abuses at Factory Farms

By Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins
Alternet, January 24, 2013
Straight to the Source

Take Action!

Protect Your Right to Know About Factory Farm Abuses in NE

Protect Your Right to Know About Factory Farm Abuses in NH

Protect Your Right to Know About Factory Farm Abuses in WY

How do you keep consumers in the dark about the horrors of factory farms? By making it an “act of terrorism” for anyone to investigate animal cruelty, food safety or environmental violations on the corporate-controlled farms that produce the bulk of our meat, eggs and dairy products.

And who better to write the Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act, designed to protect Big Ag and Big Energy, than the lawyers on the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force at the corporate-funded and infamous American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

New Hampshire, Wyoming and Nebraska are the latest states to introduce Ag-Gag laws aimed at preventing employees, journalists or activists from exposing illegal or unethical practices on factory farms. Lawmakers in 10 other states introduced similar bills in 2011-2012. The laws passed in three of those states: Missouri, Iowa and Utah. But consumer and animal-welfare activists prevented the laws from passing in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York and Tennessee.

In all, six states now have Ag-Gag laws, including North Dakota, Montana and Kansas, all of which passed the laws in 1990-1991, before the term “Ag-Gag” was coined.


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Terry V. (30)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:29 pm
Noted, but live in MN.

What else could we expect from PUPPETS on strings?
 

JL A. (270)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:13 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last week.
 

Sharon F. (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:22 pm
It is very sad that there is so much animal abuse. I was at a forum recently where somebody in the meat business asked me why I do not eat meat. Reply: It may contribute to colon cancer, the meat is loaded with chemicals, and it is not very appetizing to be chewing on a dead animal's butt. I am doing fine on nuts, beans, tofu, thank you.
 

Dianna M. (12)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:59 pm
I tried to sign this a couple of days ago, but I keep getting the same message: "We need more detailed location information to compose your message. Please enter your street address:" Well, I did. Several times. And it still comes back to that same message.
 

JL A. (270)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:25 pm
Since these are state level issues, nine digit zip codes may be needed for some to identify the appropriate State Legislator to receive.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:49 pm
Terrible law/
 

Michael M. (5)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:43 pm
Wow! I am amazed how Big AG was able to spend their $$$ to buy pathetic lawmakers across the nation but not one dollar to spend to raise animals in a non-cruel and barbaric fashion!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:28 pm
That sucks royally. Are they sick minded or what??? These fools can go to hell and burn if they want these type of laws enforced. Thanks J. L.
 

JL A. (270)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:33 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Colleen because you have done so within the last week.
 

Yvonne Taylor (41)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:10 am
This seems very unconstitutional, so much for freedom of the press and freedom of speech!
 

janet f. (29)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:20 am
They clearly have something to hide and are very scared of the animal rights movement and the progress we're making to expose the abuse and neglect of these innocent animals. May these people rot in hell for what they do and what they are trying to cover up.
 

Patricia W. (4)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:29 am
Horrible Law!! Can you sign only if you are from that state???
 

JL A. (270)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:33 am
Patricia, it seems to be sending to own legislators requests not to support the bills, so is designed for zip and address to properly assign to correct legislators.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:42 am
Very disturbing.
 

Glenville J O. (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:16 am
It's an act of terror to terrorize and bully anyone for speaking up for any form of animal abuse. All forms of cruelty need to be exposed for all to see, It's the only sure way to stop it....to stop the suffering.
 

Angelus Silesius (64)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:40 am
Modern day Americans dont have anywhere near the balls the Founding Fathers had in standing up for freedoms rights
 

JL A. (270)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:25 am
You cannot currently send a star to Jaime because you have done so within the last week.
 
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