Ag Gag bill introduced in Washington State
One of the bluest of the blue states passing an Ag Gag law? Not likely. “Ag Gag” refers to a law that criminalizes reporting or photographing animal abuse inside a factory farm. The abuse itself is OK; you just can't report it. So far eight states have passed Ag Gag laws, but those states are all part of Inbredistan. Let's keep them there.
The Washington Ag Gag bill — HB 1104 — was introduced by Rep. Joe Schmick (R—Goes Down On Big Ag Lobbyists). Joe Schmick is a member of ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), which is basically a bill mill that's funded by the country's largest polluters. ALEC sends out hundreds of anti-environment anti-worker “model” bills to rightwing state legislator/prostitutes, who dutifully pass these bills as their johns have ordered.
In addition to Ag Gag laws, ALEC is also the “brains” behind the spreading cancer of union-busting legislation, Stand Your Ground laws, and state/local laws designed to sabotage renewable energy development.
According to the linked article, the law proposed by Joe “Will Bend Over For Campaign Contributions” Schmick:
“...would basically turn eastern Washington into a 'no-photography zone due to it being either wheat fields or orchards.' Sound far-fetched? Under Utah's ag gag law, people have been arrested and charged for taking pictures of farms from public roads.”
Joe Schmick's bill is being co-sponsored by two of his fellow hookers: Larry Haler and Vincent Buys. This bill doesn't stand a chance of becoming law in Washington. But it's a chance for these three Big Ag boy toys to send out a mating call to their constituents and keep the base all riled up. (See the two examples pictured below):