Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Ag Gag" Legislation Passes Both Houses

Have you been following the "ag gag" legislation working its way through the Iowa House and Senate? There was a good guest editorial in today's Gazette about the bill, followed by an article saying it passed both houses and is now headed to Governor Branstad, who is expected to sign it. This is really relevant for our discussions and I'd love to know what you think! The legislators in both houses passed the bill with some watered down wording, and of course Big Ag is vitally important to Iowa's economic interests, but is it okay to restrict this sort of whistle-blowing? Check out information on the bill at the GAP (Government Accountability Project) website, as well.

1 comment:

  1. The livestock industry (I wrote "meat industry" but I don't think that's what they call themselves) sure has a LOT of clout around here. And now, of course, the Pork Producers are running ads on NPR about how they care about the "safety" of their products. I'd like to hear more from them about these issues!