Australia says NO to National Ag-gag! Attempts to change Australia’s NATIONAL Criminal Code to punish activists who expose animal cruelty, rather than the mega-animal industries responsible for the cruelty itself, has just lapsed in dissolution – i.e. it’s dead! We are incredibly grateful to YOU. Thousands of In Defense of Animals supporters flooded Australia’s […]
Force the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reveal how animal cruelty penalties are calculated. Six years ago, the USDA acknowledged it had created guidelines to calculate penalties for animal cruelty. This is an excellent step, but the Department has so far refused to provide information about these guidelines to members of the Senate […]
Australian Ag Gag Legislation Fought Thank you Senator Lee Rhiannon, for standing with IDA and taking the voice of our international supporter base to the Australian Parliament this February 11. The devious proposed amendment to the Australian Criminal Code, ironically titled the “Animal Protection Bill 2015″ is not an animal protection bill at all, and […]
An even scarier threat is on its way to Australia. NSW is now the first state in Australia to enact draconian ag-gag laws. Although the bill was noticed and fought in its early stages, the amendments put forward by Labor, the Greens, and the Animal Justice Party were rejected and the bill passed in its […]
Senate Bill 101 is scheduled to be heard by a committee of Indiana Assembly Members TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 7, at 10:00 am. Please call the committee members to let them know that you strongly oppose this Ag Gag bill. SB 101 is attempting to criminalize the investigation of cruelty to animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam vetoes the proposed “ag gag” bill. Ag Gag bills seek to criminalize individuals who document animal abuse in slaughterhouses and on factory farms. Without the evidence that undercover video provides, the worst abuses committed by the factory farming industry would go unseen and unpunished.