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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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.

You can find links Here and Here.

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.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taking Hidden Microphones and Camera's and recording people without their knowledge was always illegal or sorts, It works because the information found is so damaging no one would dare sue. Linda Tripp only got a small fine.

Unfortunately the only way these laws can be defeated is to focus more on the Workers and Food safety aspect instead of the Animal Cruelty.

Erik

February 5, 2013 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: True, most people don't give a fuck about animals, so they should push the theme of food safety to reach the public. Graphic ads and pictures with "do you know what's IN that?" and "do you know what you're eating?"

February 6, 2013 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Life As I Know It Now said...

No compassion of animals and little more for ourselves if eat that crappy food and think nothing of it. I do hope this tv show serves as a wake up call for the public.

February 6, 2013 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Life: I hope so too.

February 6, 2013 at 2:06 PM  

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