According to the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC), the Australian factory farming industry is working to introduce ag-gag legislation to silence whistleblowers who dare to expose animal cruelty or other crimes at farms or slaughterhouses. Efforts in Australia to introduce ag-gag legislation are inspired by similar efforts in the United States.
ABC's Lateline, which has been described as "an unmissable current affairs program that almost certainly creates more headlines in the next day's newspapers than any other TV show in the country," profiled a Mercy For Animals undercover investigation into a Butterball turkey factory farm in North Carolina that led to the first ever felony conviction for cruelty to farmed poultry in US history. The investigation and conviction illustrate the role of undercover investigators as often the only true watchdogs farmed animals have.
Sadly, rather than pass stronger laws to protect animals, pro-factory farm legislators in some US states, and now in Australia, are resorting to desperate measures to shield animal abusers from public scrutiny and legal liability.
Watch ABC's coverage of the issue here:
These despicable efforts by factory farmers to sweep evidence of animal abuse under the rug should make people wonder: What is the factory farming industry trying to hide? Ironically, as the factory farming industry more desperately tries to hide its cruel practices, the more they are exposed.
What You Can Do to Help:
Expose Factory Farm Cruelty - Please share this video with as many people as you can and help expose the cruel and corrupt practices of factory farming industries.
Choose Vegetarian - Each time we eat, we can choose kindness over cruelty. Adopting a diet free of meat, dairy, and eggs is the single most powerful action you can take to prevent needless cruelty to farmed animals. Visit ChooseVeg.com for free recipes, tips on making the switch, and more.
Ag-Gag Exposed Down Under
by - July 9, 2013