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Main Discussion Area => Off Topic Discussions => Topic started by: Linda R on February 18, 2015, 05:12:07 PM

Title: Big Ag's Colossal Failure To Hide Farm Animal Abuses
Post by: Linda R on February 18, 2015, 05:12:07 PM
Good news, for us, and especially the animals!

"The factory farming industry's attempt to hide inhumane treatment of farm animals with "ag-gag" bills has been nothing short of a colossal failure. In the last two years, more than 20 of these state bills which seek to criminalize whistleblowers who expose animal abuse, poor working conditions, environmental crimes, and more - have been resoundingly defeated.

When these harmful bills are introduced, they're met with strong opposition from a variety of public interest groups, including animal protection, journalism, food safety, public health, human rights and First Amendment organizations. These bills also prompt the very footage agribusiness is working so hard to conceal footage of farm animals being abused at agricultural facilities to be shared on social media and in the news. It's clear that the ag-gag effort has backfired."