“It seems clear to me why this is happening, the heinous abuse & cruelty already exposed by whistle-blowers, has got agricultural businesses i.e.  slaughter houses & farms, hot under the collar…they are nervous having seen the effects an undercover 2 minute video can have on in their business”

” But by drawing attention to themselves, creating Ag-Gag rules & laws etc, its like they are already admitting abuse & cruelty is a regular occurrence within their business …hence the need for new laws, to stop them from being exposed!!

” I totally agree with ALDF on this, it’s the age-old adage, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to lose! I am sure there are many agricultural business where animal abuse is not tolerated… if I was one such business, I would have CCTV fitted & allow access not only to the appropriate governing bodies, but also to the likes of Animal Aid or HSI etc..I’m sure any company that did, would see a marked improvement in profits too!!!”

The ALDF is a non-profit organization focusing on the interests of animals in legal matters.

Forms of torture such as skinning calves alive, forcing badly injured animals (sometimes incapable of walking) into a slaughter line, and other horrendous acts are only made public because undercover activists document them (by reporting, taking videos, etc). Under ag-gag laws, that would no longer be possible.

“Ag-gag,” or “agricultural gag” laws, as they are nicknamed, are proposed ways of making it illegal for whistleblowers to observe and report acts of animal abuse at slaughterhouses and factory farms throughout the U.S. – essentially depriving the public of their right to know about such torture. Now, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is fighting back.

In opposition to such a threat, the ALDF has proposed potential legislation of its own, called the “Safeguarding the Public from Food-Borne Illnesses Act.” Such a law would attempt to ensure that “your state government and counties will stop purchasing potentially unsafe food products from any jurisdiction with an ag-gag law.”

Several states have already implemented so-called ag-gags. Criminal codes in Iowa and Utah threaten jail time for anyone caught taking undercover photos or videos (without explicit approval) in slaughterhouses and farming facilities. In North Dakota, such undercover activity is prohibited altogether. Kansas and Montana have similar laws in place.

ALDF has currently established a petition, (Please sign – USA Only) and is actively utilizing social networks to inform and organize activists.

Cody Carlson, a former investigator for the Humane Society of the United States, remarked, “The ag-gag laws pretend to be about preventing fraud, but they actually perpetuate it. They protect a system where consumers are regularly deceived into supporting egregious animal suffering, deplorable working conditions, and environmental degradation.”

PROTECT YOUR FOOD FROM CORPORATE GREED

Read about the law:-ALDF Law details

Read about the issue:- ALDF -The Issue

Read about the solution:-ALDF – Our solution

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