Three states are the latest states to introduce Ag-Gag laws and lawmakers
in 10 other states introduced similar bills in 2011-2012.
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
January 20, 2013
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A bill that would punish activists who secretly
videotape animal cruelty at farms is advancing in Wyoming.
126 introduced by Rep. Sue Wallis', R-Recluse, would make
misdemeanor to record video or audio at a farm under false
Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports a House committee voted
6-3 Tuesday to send
it to the floor for debate.