Recently in Iowa and soon in Utah, laws have been passed that criminalize whistleblowers in the agriculture industry. In this week’s podcast, we talk to Matt Rice of Mercy for Animals about the recent “Ag Gag’ legislation and the atrocities that it will further enable.
The new laws are called “Ag Gag” legislation. If an employee takes a video of animal cruelty or atrocities enacted on the farmed animals and gives it to law enforcement or an animal rights group, they can be arrested and prosecuted.
Most of us look at the eggs, milk or meat in the grocery store and see how appealing it looks. It is packaged with cute logos and lots of comforting words, like Fresh, Natural, USDA Approved, etc. According to Rice what most consumers do NOT know is how the animals we eat are treated, what inhumane practices are considered “standard” or that most of the food we eat comes from corporately owned factory farms.
Consumers have a right to know how their food is being produced and how the animals are being treated so they can make informed choices. Listen to this show and wake up to how the farmed animals are treated in many of these factory farms. Take ACTION to help end the use of battery cages in the United States. Learn what you can do to help stop the laws that block transparency and accountability.