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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:31 AM

Idaho Legislature Seeks to Silence Animal Rights Whistleblowers

From Ring of Fire:

An Idaho State Senate bill is well on its way to becoming law which would make Idaho the ninth state in the country to implement legislations designed to criminalize whistleblowers from outing Big Ag company indescrepencies, commonly known as “ag-gag bills.”

Last Friday, Idaho SB 1337 passed the Idaho State Senate with a 23-10 vote. SB 1337 will criminalize any entrance on company property not permitted by the company to “make audio or video recordings of the conduct of an agricultural production facility’s operations.” The law dictates a penalty of up $5,000 in fines and one year in jail.

The push for Idaho’s ag-gag legislation picked up speed in 2012 after the animal rights advocacy group Mercy for Animals released footage of an Idaho dairy plant’s operations. The operation involved a man with Mercy for Animals who got a job at the dairy plant to investigate the facility’s treatment of animals.

You can read the full story here at Ring of Fire.

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Response to GoLeft TV (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:56 AM

1. Bad news


Idaho is a very bad state for animal welfare. Hope this does not pass.

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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:26 PM

2. Note that it picked up speed after abuse was exposed.

Bought and paid for fucks doing nothing, posing as humans in the garb of politicians. Wastes of space whose parents should feel nothing but shame. Welcome to America.

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