States Making It a Crime to Investigate Agribusiness Abuses Posted on Apr 28, 2011
Several states, including Minnesota, Iowa and Florida, are considering legislation that would make it a felony for activists and journalists to carry out undercover investigations of agribusiness operations, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Kansas and Montana already have similar laws in place.
What does it all mean? Well, here’s a bit of perspective: One hundred years ago, Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle,” a horrifying exposé of the meatpacking industry, led to the creation of America’s first food and drug regulations. Today, it would land the author in jail. Now that’s progress!
April 27, 2011, 12:37 pm Animals, Cruelty and Videotape
The measure was introduced after humane groups released videos showing chicks being ground alive and pigs being beaten and shocked.
—A bill proposed by Florida state senator Jim Norman would make it a first-degree felony to photograph a farm without written permission from the owner. The bill is currently in the criminal justice committee of the state senate. The maximum prison time for a first-degree felony in Florida is 30 years.
Woman Who Filmed Slaughterhouse from Street is 1st to Face Prosecution Under "Ag-Gag" Laws | April 30, 2013
In Utah, a woman is facing charges under the state’s so-called "ag-gag" law for filming a slaughterhouse from a public street. Journalist Will Potter reports Amy Meyer is the first person in the country to face prosecution under the wave of state laws, which critics say are designed to muzzle proof of animal cruelty by criminalizing undercover filming at farms and slaughterhouses. Meyer said in a statement: "I am shocked and disappointed that I am being prosecuted ... simply for standing on public property and documenting horrific animal abuse while those who perpetrated these acts are free to continue maiming and killing animals." The slaughterhouse where Meyer filmed happens to be owned by Darrell Smith, the mayor of Draper City, where it is located. www.democracynow.org/2013/4/30/headlines/woman_who_filmed_slaughterhouse_from_street_is_1st_to_face_prosecution_under_ag_gag_laws
Remember our report on "The United States of ALEC"? That's right -- the American Legislative Exchange Council. The corporate-funded organization whose dubious bedfellows include industry lawyers and lobbyists and state legislators -- elected public officials. Their mission, as you've heard us say here before, is to change the country by changing its laws... one state at a time.
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