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Shocking: Reporting Factory Farm Abuses to be Considered "Act of Terrorism" If New Laws Pass

Three states are the latest states to introduce Ag-Gag laws and lawmakers in 10 other states introduced similar bills in 2011-2012.
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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.

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full story:
http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass


January 20, 2013

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A bill that would punish activists who secretly
videotape animal cruelty at farms is advancing in Wyoming.

House Bill 126 introduced by Rep. Sue Wallis', R-Recluse, would make
it a misdemeanor to record video or audio at a farm under false
pretenses. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports a House committee voted
6-3 Tuesday to send it to the floor for debate.

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full story:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Bill-would-punish-animal-rights-activist-4236087.php

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