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Environment
A federal judge said the law "clearly is a violation" of the First Amendment.
Environment
While our historic milestone provides plenty of reasons to take pause and commemorate our past, the urgency of our cause demands that we continue to look ahead. To that end, the ASPCA is at the forefront of three relatively new areas of animal welfare concentration where the potential for saving lives is nearly limitless.
Environment
Their son Justice is now 13. He's vegan, of course -- look at his parents -- but "he takes ownership of veganism for himself
Politics
It becomes clearer perhaps why those waging the armed siege taking place in Oregon right now don't view themselves as terrorists. Rather, above-the-law is simply the way the meat industry is accustomed to operating in our country.
Environment
You know an industry has much to hide when it wants to criminalize documenting its everyday operations. And, if there was any question before, these recent deaths make it clearer than ever just why Iowa wanted its ag-gag law so much.
Politics
An image is worth a thousand words. Cliché but true. One particular image of a young alligator, suspended by its tail, bleeding out, is worth Jane Birkin telling Hermès she no longer wants her name on its luxury bags.
Environment
The agriculture industry is not known for its transparency. But increasingly routine undercover investigations showing mistreatment of animals have inspired more public interest in how these operations run and what's really happening behind the barn doors.
Politics
"This is a huge victory not only for the Constitution but animals and consumers."
Environment
While North Carolina's move to punish the very people we aim to protect is extremely disheartening, FIC continues to challenge this and all Ag Gag measures, as well as provide resources for brave insiders who have the public interest at heart.
Environment
Indeed, we could view our era's progress as proof of our improving, better nature. But if we're paying attention with both eyes open, we can also see how the industries that profit from animal exploitation continue to fight advances in animal welfare and law every step of the way.
Environment
If you aren't familiar with ag-gag laws, think of them as anti-whistleblower laws, criminalizing the act of photographing abuses on agriculture facilities or slaughterhouses. Six states have successfully passed these laws.
Environment
Across the nation, millions of Americans are asking the age-old question: "What's for dinner?" It used to be as simple as
Videos
Undercover reporting at animal farms has exposed violent, though often legal, practices. Industry groups have pushed back with "ag gag" laws criminalizing the videos. Privacy rights, whistleblower protections, and public health are all at stake.
Videos
Animal rights activist Taylor Radig joins HuffPost Live to tell her story.
Food
S 1337 would make it a crime, punishable by imprisonment, to simply photograph or videotape abusive, unsanitary or otherwise unethical activity on a farm. Even employees and journalists who take photos or video to document misconduct on farms could face criminal prosecution.
Environment
The American public relies on journalists and activists to expose inhumane and unsafe food production practices in industrial facilities. We cannot allow politicians to violate our rights so they can protect the financial interests of their corporate agriculture backers.
Environment
While it's no surprise that these investigations have meant a black eye for the industry, these blatant attempts to thwart them seem to be even worse. Even the industry's own commentators are now weighing in on the harm caused by ag-gag bills.