The website is focused on the effort by animal protection, food safety, environmental, and first amendment advocates to defeat so called "ag gag" (short of agricultural gag) legislation and laws. These laws seek to ban undercover investigations at factory farms by animal protection organizations. These investigations are vital to expose animal cruelty and have led to criminal charges against individuals who abuse animals, corporations to implement new policies addressing animal welfare issues, food recalls, etc. These bills are being introduced by large factory farm interests who keep to seek consumers in the dark about where their food comes from and the cruel and dangerous conditions that happens out of sight and mind.
A coalition of animal protection and food safety organizations are working to combat these laws and this website is for that effort. The target audience is wide and diverse, but mainly members of the mainstream news media, progressives, woman, and anyone interested in animal protection, freedom of speech, and food safety. Essentially an educated and savvy crowd.
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