Now in Idaho a courageous journalist such as Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, says Will Potter, could go to jail for filming the cows being kicked in the face at an Idaho dairy, but animal torture farm hands virtually never go to jail. Senators Coburn and Inhofe of Okahoma as well as 2 Georgia senators introduced the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, helped into law by the FBI. It criminalizes the exposure of animal torture, while protecting the torturers. Because of the national law,, several states have passed ag gag bills criminalizing the freedom of the press in regards to animals.
A law in Texas which outlawed defaming meat became news when Oprah Winfrey and Howard Lyman (http://www.madcowboy.com) were sued for criticizing animal flesh on the Oprah Show.
Twice the 5th Circuit Court in Texas upheld the right to expose the many toxins in animal cadavers.
Mercy for Animals filmed Bettencourt Dairies of Idaho, a major Burger King dairy supplier, and has a website of similar horrors in many states. http://mercyforanimals.org
Among other cruelties the video “Ishows workers at the dairy beating cows with a pink cane as the animals slipped and slid on the wet concrete floor; workers kicking and stomping cows that have fallen between the metal bars in the milking stalls; and a cow being dragged out of the barn by a chain around her neck as she lies on the concrete floor..” http://nydailynews.com
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/watch-animal-cruelty-filmed-idaho-dairy-article-1.1180094#ixzz3BhSgMzwx
See the heinous video of cows being kicked in the face
Potter on ag gag
Coalition of animal rights, civil liberties and consumer groups fight Idaho’s ag gag law
PETA, ACLU join in fighting Idaho’s ag gag law
Footnote: Mitt Romney gave 2 million in Burger King stock to the Mormon Church.