Did you know food safety risks, animal abuse, and illegal working conditions are rampant on factory farms? And the corporate agriculture lobby is attempting to pass so-called "ag gag" laws -- laws which would make it illegal to photograph or videotape at agricultural facilities, or to possess or distribute such evidence. Their goal is insidious--to quiet whistleblowers and eliminate access to critical evidence of farmed animal and other abuses. What's more, restrictions or prohibitions on these records would decrease the opportunities for food safety violations to be discovered, thereby increasing the risk that consumers could be exposed to and contract illnesses from the consumption of unsafe food products and produce from jurisdictions that pass ag gag legislation.
Learn why ag gag is of grave concern to everyone from journalists to whistleblowers to mothers concerned about the safety of their children's food, then see how the Animal Legal Defense Fund's proposed Protect Your Food Act can stop the threat of ag gag laws from reaching your state. http://www.ProtectYourFood.org