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Stop Big Ag From Silencing Whistleblowers!

June 27, 2013
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Ag Gag laws across the country are outlawing undercover investigations and allowing corporate interests to act without impunity. Demand Congress take action to stop Big Ag from silencing whistleblowers!


Petition Text

Dear [Member of Congress],

I am calling on you to take action and stand against dangerous Ag Gag laws that are threatening to turn whistleblowers into criminals. Big Ag has been lobbying for legislation at the state level across the country, which would make it a crime to expose wrongdoing at animal and other agricultural facilities. These bills aim to outlaw undercover investigations and silence whistleblowers. History has shown that undercover investigations are often the most effective ways to expose illegal and unethical practices that put the American public in harm’s way. One undercover investigation of a slaughter plant in Chino, California, not only brought to light unsightly animal abuse, but also led to one of the nation’s largest food safety recalls.

These laws are a clear attempt by agribusinesses to intimidate whistleblowers from coming forward. That’s why we need comprehensive legislation at the federal level to protect whistleblowers.

Freedom of speech should be safeguarded, not sacrificed for corporate interests. I urge you to take action immediately.

Sincerely,


you hide behind your blu$ter and size,
you think that makes you better,
we surmise.
but our legions are growing
and we will be heard,
and we will get
the final word.
we will see all the bad
things that you do.
and it will be
major curtains,
for big bully
you!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


23 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    June 27, 2013 11:21 am

    you hide behind your blu$ter and size,
    you think that makes you better,
    we surmise.
    but our legions are growing
    and we will be heard,
    and we will get
    the final word.
    we will see all the bad
    things that you do.
    and it will be
    major curtains,
    for big bully
    you!

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  2. UFOHUNTER.ORG permalink
    June 27, 2013 11:35 am

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  3. narhvalur permalink
    June 27, 2013 2:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

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  4. June 27, 2013 2:41 pm

    LOVE that poem Karen!!! Signed petition and shared in several places thanks Stacey youre the best 😉

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    • June 27, 2013 5:23 pm

      Thank you, dear, YOU’RE the best. Hope the kitten is having fun!

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      • July 2, 2013 12:58 pm

        this kitty is a handull lol she or he is either constipated or has loose stools its a constant dance back and forth I have to take the kitten to the vet she is starting to loose hair and im getting worried I know its important for them to stay warm I just hope she doesn’t have something poor baby I also pray it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg lol

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        • July 2, 2013 1:16 pm

          I so hope the little dear is okay. I am sure s/he will be fine, just going through some growing stage maybe. I suppose the food could be an issue, and loss of hair could be ringworm, too, so that is something to look into. As for cost, did you know that you can write your expenses off? It’s considered charity work, so you can write off the food and vet bills! It’s not the same as getting the work free, but it does help at tax time. Thanks for all you do!

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          • July 4, 2013 1:06 pm

            wow Stacey I had no idea I could write my expenses off! Thanks so much for telling me i’ll save all my receipts I cant get into the vet until this Friday because of the holiday they are swamped I will let you know what happens after I take her-him thanks again for the info

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          • July 4, 2013 4:54 pm

            Yes, please let me know, I am thinking of you both! (And, yes, remember to write those expenses off!)

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