Curb Corporate Agriculture’s Appetite for DeceptionPosted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on March 27, 2012
62: Hidden camera investigations showing animal abuse and health violations on factory farms
1,000,000: Pounds of beef recalled in a single incident of E. coli contamination in 2011
50: States where consumers are vulnerable to corporate greed trumping public safety
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 in several states — laws which would make it illegal to photograph or videotape at agricultural facilities. They’ve already succeeded in Iowa and Utah…but the Animal Legal Defense Fund is working hard to combat these dangerous laws. Protect your food and farmed animals by donating today!
Ag gag bills were designed to place restraints on free speech and are intended to prevent consumers from ever seeing the animal abuse, contaminated crops, illegal working conditions, and risky food safety practices — the sort that result in massive food safety recalls and all too frequently lead to outbreaks of food-borne illness — that are common practice behind factory farm gates.
Documentation of abuses on factory farms has not only exposed horrendous instances of animal abuse, but also resulted in large-scale recalls of adulterated food products that threatened the safety of consumers. If ag gag laws prohibit such documentation, people who consume products from states like Iowa will be at an increased risk of getting sick from eating contaminated food products.
Support ALDF’s hard-hitting legal work against dangerous ag gag laws. Your donation today will help ALDF fight the corporate agriculture lobby and call on legislators to protect the public’s interest — not corporate agriculture’s appetite for deception.
On behalf of animals, workers, the environment, and the public, we vow to continue our fight against ag gag laws.