|Here a factory-farm worker stands on a piglet for fun. The pig doesn't seem to be enjoying it. Is it any wonder that Big Ag wants to suppress this kind of exposure? Wouldn't it be better if they STOPPED THIS INHUMANE CRUELTY!?|
Gagging on ag-gag laws is an enlightening post from my buddy, Jim Hightower, on the push across factory-farm country to prevent consumers from seeing the conditions in which meat animals are raised.
This is Jim Hightower saying... The only thing that will gag you worse than viewing the gross animal abuse taking place in these factories is to look at the grossly-repressive and aptly-named "ag-gag" bills moving through the legislative sausage mills of various states. The bills are ridiculous – but so are some legislatures, where corporate money trumps both common sense and the Constitution. Six states have passed ag-gag laws, and six more are moving toward passage. To see what's happening in your state, go to www.humanesociety.org.Learn more:
"Silencing Witnesses to Animal Abuse," www.nytimes.com, April 15, 2013.
"Eating With Our Eyes Closed," www.nytimes.com, April 10, 2013.
"Gag the Whistleblower: 6 States That Might Criminalize Taping Animal Cruelty," www.alternet.org, April 8, 2013.
"Five More States Consider 'Ag Gag' Laws Making It Illegal to Report Factory Farm Abuses,"
www.alternet.org, February 27, 2013.
"Outlawing exposes of factory farm horrors,"
www.jimhightower.com, February 7, 2013.