Bill Moyers Takes on Ag-Gag

Kill the messenger. Essentially, that is what Ag-Gag laws aim to do.  Frighteningly, these repressive laws are getting passed in many states. Rather than rewarding journalists, investigators and whistle-blowers for exposing the sorts of abuses by which most people would be appalled (abuses which are often considered “standard industry practices”), Ag-Gag laws intend to make it a crime to document and expose the abuse! Even though investigations like these  often result in criminal cruelty charges, lawmakers seem more interested in protecting profits and keeping citizens in the dark. Sound insane? Bill Moyers explains:

“So-called “ag-gag” laws that appear inspired by the ALEC model have been passed in several states. This report, produced by Okapi Productions, LLC  and the Schumann Media Center, Inc. looks at the effect of these laws on both our food supply and our freedom of speech.” –


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Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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