Stop Minnesota’s Anti-Whistleblower Bill
Have you heard Big Agriculture’s latest move? They want to keep you in the dark. Remember those undercover photos and videos of animal abuse and environmental damage at factory farms? Under a proposed Minnesota law, broadcasting (and even possessing) these images would be a crime.
Last month, Florida’s state legislature passed a bill that attacks farm photographers and limits their activities. Then, a similar bill was introduced in Iowa. Now, it’s Minnesota’s turn. Minnesota Bill H.F. 1369 tries to silence opponents of agrocorporations, and it is currently making its way through the House.
Let’s stop this bill in Minnesota before it can spread to even more states. We'll deliver your comments to Rep. Rod Hamilton, sponsor of H.F. 1369.
Sign below to tell the Minnesota Legislature that they can't hide unsavory farming practices.
Bill H.F. 1369 criminalizes the recording of images and video at agricultural operations done without the consent of the owner. Under these restrictions, publishing and even possessing these materials would be a crime. As concerned citizens, we call on the Minnesota legislature to uphold our constitutional rights to free speech and information. Whistleblowers are crucial to ensure that accountability is upheld. Vote No on H.F. 1369.
The FRESH Community (undersigned)
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Add your comments for the ...|
|208||Wed Nov 14 14:56:57 EST 2012||Erica Barry||Allston, MA|
|207||Tue Aug 28 22:31:17 EDT 2012||Anonymous||RIchmond, VA|
|206||Thu Aug 09 15:56:47 EDT 2012||cheri bjork||mt prospect, IL|
|205||Sat Jul 21 15:04:02 EDT 2012||Luke Young||Minneapolis, MN|
|204||Tue Jul 17 13:13:58 EDT 2012||Evan Spacht||Enfield, CT|
|203||Sat Jun 23 14:09:08 EDT 2012||Mary Smolinski||Ave Maria, FL|
|202||Fri May 18 12:50:24 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Seattle, WA|
|201||Wed May 09 10:32:57 EDT 2012||Brenda Dubay||Madawaska, ME||I was devastated to hear that the Minnesota legislature wants to pass this!!! We need to be made aware of cruelty to animals. We do need Whistleblower Bill to be passed.|
|200||Wed May 09 10:18:17 EDT 2012||Tina Ashcraft||Olive Branch, MS|
|199||Wed May 09 10:02:39 EDT 2012||Dawn Engelstad||Coon Rapids, MN||Your constituents want to know what's happening with their food! Don't just protect your big donors.|
|198||Thu May 03 01:15:37 EDT 2012||christy chilson||belvidere, IL|
|197||Mon Apr 30 10:42:28 EDT 2012||Nicole Bainter||Auburn, NY|
|196||Sun Apr 29 20:05:45 EDT 2012||Lorraine and Wendell Brenner||Wauconda, IL||Land of the Free and Home of the Brave - it must never be a crime to know how businesses are run!|
|195||Thu Apr 19 13:55:54 EDT 2012||Rhiannon Burkhart||Cincinnati, OH|
|194||Wed Apr 11 17:25:45 EDT 2012||Joy Beatrice||Indianapolis, IN||Shame on you & Rep. Hamiton sponser for H.F.1369, SHAME ON YOU! We are not all mere stupid citizens. This law goes against the democratic process. How dare you help to hide such unethical inhumane unspeakable More....|
|193||Wed Mar 07 08:42:03 EST 2012||Jody Lounsbury||Rock Hill, NY|
|192||Sun Feb 26 21:42:58 EST 2012||Anonymous||Woodbridge, ON|
|191||Fri Feb 24 18:00:51 EST 2012||Vicki McCauley||Austin, TX|
|190||Mon Jan 23 19:34:15 EST 2012||Heather Hall||South Rockwood, MI|
|189||Sat Dec 10 13:45:26 EST 2011||Deborah Peterson||San Diego, CA||These animals need protection & if that is what it takes to protect them, we need to keep the "whistle blowers".|
|188||Sun Nov 06 16:00:25 EST 2011||Liz Kloster||Raleigh, NC|
|187||Fri Oct 21 21:59:05 EDT 2011||David Brown||Bunker Hill, WV|
|186||Tue Jun 14 11:42:31 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|185||Sun May 08 17:49:11 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|184||Wed May 04 23:57:56 EDT 2011||Lara Post||Ann Arbor, MI||Please allow people to report horrific animal abuse. The law should protect animals, not animal abusers (including big business).|