Front Page of Sunday New York Times? Animal Cruelty not a crime—but videotaping it is.
American Legislative Exchange Council: bad people of the month!
“These lobbyist-pushed bills are about stifling constitutionally protected speech by equating whistleblowing heavily-citizen-subsidized industries with…terrorism.”
“Where to shop for humanely-raised meat: http://www.certifiedhumane.org/index.php?page=where-to-buy And here: http://www.eatwild.com/ And here: http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok Where to shop for sustainably-raised fish: http://www.ilovebluesea.com/all-products/ Where to shop for local dairy/eggs/ other products: http://www.realmilk.com/real-milk-finder/ “
Read the full article here.
On one covert video, farm workers illegally burn the ankles of Tennessee walking horses with chemicals. Another captures workers in Wyoming punching and kicking pigs and flinging piglets into the air. And at one of the country’s largest egg suppliers, a video shows hens caged alongside rotting bird corpses, while workers burn and snap off the beaks of young chicks.
Each video — all shot in the last two years by undercover animal rights activists — drew a swift response: Federal prosecutors in Tennessee charged the horse trainer and other workers, who have pleaded guilty, with violating the Horse Protection Act. Local authorities in Wyoming charged nine farm employees with cruelty to animals. And the egg supplier, which operates in Iowa and other states, lost one of its biggest customers, McDonald’s, which said the video played a part in its decision.
But a dozen or so state legislatures have had a different reaction…Read the full article here.
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