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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:27 PM

Bill would limit whistleblower activities on PA farms (and possibly gas drilling sites at farms)

Chickens crammed into wire cages next to the rotting carcasses of other chickens. The floor of a barn coated with flies. Hens with their heads jammed between cages and feeding machines.


A recently proposed Pennsylvania bill would make it a crime to photograph, videotape or audiotape activities on farms without the permission of the owner. The bill would limit information to the public about food safety, animal cruelty and environmental issues, according to its critics.

Some opponents say such bills also limit gathering information and photos of natural gas drilling, much of which occurs on agricultural land.

These “anti-whistleblower” bills -- so-called because they make it a crime for an employee to report about wrongdoing by farm owners -- have popped up throughout the nation. In some of the states there have been recent investigations of animal cruelty. And the environmental impact of Pennsylvania's drilling industry has been widely covered.
via http://publicsource.org/investigations/bill-would-limit-whistleblower-activities-pa-farms

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limpyhobbler Mar 2013 OP
enough Mar 2013 #1

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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 04:07 PM

1. My state hates free speech. First they want to gag doctors so that they

can't disclose the toxic causes of diseases:


And now they want to gag citizens so they can't speak up about agricultural and/or industrial uses of land.

What gets me most about all this is that it is Pennsylvanians restricting their OWN freedom of speech, on purpose.

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