Several states have, over the past few years, tried to stifle undercover reports of unsavory conditions in factory farms by passing “ag-gag” laws. While Kentucky had such a bill before its legislature this session, the members adjourned before the bill could be brought to a vote. The bill would have banned filming or recording inside a factory farm.
We should all know how our food is being produced. Without undercover investigators, we would never know of the abuse, filth, and poor animal husbandry practices that occur in some factory farms throughout the country.
Animal cruelty must be exposed and dealt with and often that requires investigators have the freedom to gather information and document such inhumane acts.
Take Action: Residents of Kentucky, thank your legislators for not acting on the ag-gag bill and encourage them to not pursue it again. Residents of other states, if your legislators are considering enacting ag-gag legislation, let them know you do not want such laws passed in your state. You want to know what is happening on factory farms in your state.
The Ag-gag bill did not come up for vote in Kentucky, which would have banned undercover investigators from filming inside of factory farms.