Emails Reveal Dairy Lobbyist Crafted 'Ag-Gag' Legislation Outlawing Pictures of Farms

Fang, Lee
http://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/28/emails-reveal-dairy-lobbyist-authored-ag-gag-legislation-outlawing-pictures-farms/

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  28/05/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17513

Across the country, legislatures are responding to whistleblowers and activists who have exposed inhumane and at times unsanitary practices at farms by passing laws that criminalize the taking of photos or videos at agricultural facilities. Farming interests have publicly backed the campaign to outlaw recording: in fact, dairy industry lobbyists actually crafted the legislation that was later introduced by lawmakers.

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