In honor of the “Flash Blog Against Ag-Gag Laws” Facebook event, which seeks to respond to the first arrest under the newly enacted legislation that criminalizes the filming of factory farms, I’d like to direct all of my dear readers toward my latest op-ed published in Vassar’s campus newspaper, the Miscellany News. The article explains the meaning and development of both the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) and the recent/pending Ag-Gag laws/bills, as well as the problems with and corruption behind both of the legislations. Understanding and combatting these laws proves integral to furthering the animal rights movement, so I’d highly recommend educating your activist selves on the issues—why not start with my latest Misc article? If you feel inspired to speak out against Ag-Gag laws on a state level, please consider signing the current federal petition against Ag-Gag legislation.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the article and on Ag Gag/AETA in general!
Until next time, Ali.