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Tennessee Governor vetoed the state's notorious ag-gag bill

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam vetoed the state's notorious ag-gag bill

[Ed. Note: Watch and read: Undercover Activist Details Secret Filming of Animal Abuse and Why "Ag-Gag" Laws May Force Him to Stop AND Debate: After Activists Covertly Expose Animal Cruelty, Should They Be Targeted With "Ag-Gag" Laws]

From Compassion Over Killing (COK)
May 2013

May 13, thanks to so many animal and First Amendment advocates Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam vetoed the state's notorious ag-gag bill!

Sponsored by Rep. Andy Holt − a factory pig farmer with a history of environmental violations − this dangerous anti-whistleblower law aimed to criminalize undercover investigations inside agricultural operations such as those conducted by COK.

Across the country, undercover videos by COK and others have led to slaughterhouse shutdowns, the discovery of food safety violations, criminal animal cruelty charges, and more. The meat industry wants to keep Americans in the dark, which is why it's lobbying for these ag-gag bills.

This veto is a tremendous victory for animals and consumers alike − yet the fight to protect farmed animals is far from over.

Big Ag isn't going to let up. And neither can we.

That's why COK's undercover investigations are so vital − and your support is so crucial to our efforts to stand up against these multi-billion dollar industries that relegate animals to suffer as mere machines.