That does it.
When the Idaho legislature passed an Ag Gag bill last month, there was enough news coverage and public outcry that I assumed the governor would veto it. Riiight. The inbred governor of a teabag state, caring about what the rest of the country thinks?
Idaho is now the fourth state — after Iowa, Utah and Missouri — to enact an Ag Gag law, whereby unthinkable unsanitary conditions in factory farms are perfectly OK, but reporting these conditions is a crime.
Hopefully, these four states have enough voters whose parents aren't first cousins, that these Ag Gag laws can be overturned by a referendum. If not, please spend your money in the other forty-six states.
Governor Butch Otter (R—Bends Over For the Farm Syndicate) signed this bill two days ago.
Bob Naerebout, director of the Idaho Dairymen’s Association, gushed:
“We’re extremely pleased that the bill passed. Even though there was a lot of negative ads run on this bill, and even though the bill was misrepresented by animal rights groups, Idaho’s legislators were able to see through that.”
“Able to see through that” — Right. Their “vision” was greatly improved by the huge bribes they received from the Dairymen's Association.
Matt Rice of Mercy for Animals said:
“Gov. Otter has decided to keep corrupt factory farming practices from the public. He’s created a safe haven for animal abuse. These are facilities that supply food to the entire country. No other industry has the kind of immunity.”
Money talks. And prostitutes like Butch Otter are happy to bend over for it.