ABC News to Publicize Factory Farm Atrocities and Ag Gag Laws
After tonight’s ABC broadcasts, hopefully the term “ag gag” will become a household word and not just an obscure term found only at animal-rights websites and liberal blogs.
On World News Tonight and then on Nightline, ABC will be discussing two related issues: undercover investigations of factory farms which have gradually led to (somewhat) improved conditions for farm animals, and recent laws in farm states that have outlawed these undercover investigations.
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These undercover investigations have exposed not only unspeakable cruelty to animals, but also sickening unsanitary conditions which result in dangerous ingredients in the farm products YOU’RE eating.
Since these factory farmers don’t want to change their ways, they’ve responded by instructing their prostitutes in state legislatures to pass “ag gag” laws banning these undercover investigations.
So far six states — Iowa, Utah, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and Kansas — have passed these ag gag laws. Similar laws are pending in New Hampshire, Indiana and Nebraska. And these laws are working. Mercy for Animals has stopped its undercover operations in all six of those states. Mission Accomplished.
Wayne Pacelle, CEO and president of the Humane Society of the United States, told ABC News:
“If you think that chilling speech and closing the curtain on our food production is winning, then yes, they've won.”
Anyway, let’s hope ABC’s broadcasts tonight will generate more public outrage over factory farms and ag gag laws.