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Billions of farmed animals live and die on cruel, unhealthy, and unsustainable factory farm conditions. Secrecy is what makes this system possible but hundreds of undercover investigations are slowly helping to end it. That is why the agribusiness lobby is trying to pass ag-gag: anti-free speech laws that would jail anyone who makes an unauthorized recording on a farm.
In 2013, thanks to public pressure, every ag-gag bill introduced—in a total of 11 states—was defeated. Corporate backers of factory farming continue to work harder than ever to pass ag-gag bills, and a new ag-gag bill became law in Idaho in February, 2014. We are part of a coalition of animal advocates, civil rights groups, and media organizations that is currently fighting this new law in federal court. Sign our petition and join us in taking a stand to protect consumer rights to knowledge, not corporate rights to secrecy.