04 Jul '11, 12pm

Victory! New York and Iowa Ag Gag Bills Die | Care2 Causes

Victory! New York and Iowa Ag Gag Bills Die | Care2 Causes

Following failure in Florida and Minnesota, the New York and Iowa state legislative sessions have come to a close without the passage of their Ag Gag bills. which would have criminalized undercover investigations of farms. These bills, which were openly promoted by agribusiness, would have silenced whistle blowers and made it illegal for anyone to take or possess photos or video on farms, while agribusinesses would have been left unaccountable. Iowa’s bill died, ironically, right on the heels of yet another undercover investigation released by Mercy for Animals of Iowa Select Farms in Kamrar, Iowa, the fourth largest pork producer in the U.S. Those who can stomach going undercover to document the cruelty that Big Ag would happily keep contained behind closed doors have exposed cruel treatment, which has lead to criminal charges being filed, in addition to new regulations b...

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