Monday, October 20th, 2014

Animal Cruelty Whistle-Blowers Could Face “Ag-Gag” Legislation

Pigs-in-cageAnimal cruelty whistle-blowers have shot undercover video exposing illegal or unethical abuse inside factory farms and slaughterhouses across the country.  

The meat industry is fighting back with bills introduced in many states that would criminalize the actions of the whistle-blowers.  So far no "ag-gag" legislation has been introduced in Arizona.

Food safety problems have also been exposed in addition to animal abuse.  Industry groups say the bills are intended to protect farmers from activists who produce misleading videos, and that legislation of this sort promotes animal care.

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