Tennessee Animal Cruelty Prevention Act Heating Up

Updated: The bill was vetoed by Tenn. Governor Haslam on Monday, May 13. Story from the Tennessean here.¬†Haslam's statement can be seen in this piece from the Knoxville News¬†Sentinel. A follow-up to a previous post regarding the heated "Ag gag" bills/laws across the country. The controversy over so-called 'Ag gag' bills has heated up in … Continue reading Tennessee Animal Cruelty Prevention Act Heating Up

How do ag-gag bills affect farm transparency?

Do you feel that the so-called ag-gag bills are prohibitive? Will these laws hamper efforts to stop animal cruelty? Does this impede our efforts for transparency in the food systems? This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on April 19, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. I will start this off with a … Continue reading How do ag-gag bills affect farm transparency?

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Undercover video reveals shocking images of Wisconsin dairy farm

Yesterday, a new undercover video was released from a Wisconsin dairy farm; a farm much like one of the many family farms across the country. Actually, after reading so many reports of animal welfare concerns, these revealing scenes from behind closed doors are pretty shocking. Watch the video for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuNSzrSiZ9w See the original undercover … Continue reading Undercover video reveals shocking images of Wisconsin dairy farm