NC Introduces Ag-Gag Bill: Here’s a Video They Don’t Want You to See

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Investigations, Legal Advocacy

This week, the North Carolina legislature introduced an ag-gag bill — again. Past attempts have thankfully failed, but this new threat of shutting down a powerful tool to expose the hidden horrors of animal agribusiness is very real. It’s a frightening reminder of how desperate the industry is to keep the American public in the dark. Here’s what they don’t …

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Powerful Documentary Blows Whistle on Chicken Industry

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Uncategorized

Fusion TV just released an in-depth investigative documentary exposing the underbelly of the chicken industry – from the abuse and neglect forced upon animals to the unfair conditions endured by contractors to marketing claims that are misleading consumers. The documentary is based on Craig Watts, a North Carolina contract farmer who has raised chickens for Perdue since the early 1990’s, …

Ag-Gag UPDATE: Shedding Light on the Truth

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Legal Advocacy, Uncategorized

The 2015 legislation session is now well underway in many states, and with this brings the next desperate round of Ag-Gag bill attempts. In fact, Washington state just introduced such a bill  – it aims to criminalize undercover recordings on factory farms and slaughterhouses, similar in nature to laws previously passed in Utah, Idaho, and North Dakota. It’s no wonder that …

Utah is Now the Second State this Year to Enact Anti-Investigation “Ag Gag” Law

Compassion Over Killing Staff Investigations

Just a few short weeks after Iowa shamefully enacted an “ag-gag” bill in an effort to stop undercover investigations inside factory farms, Utah is now joining the list. Yesterday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed an “ag-gag” bill into law that makes “agriculture operation interference” a crime, punishable by up to one year in jail. What exactly is “agricultural operation interference”?