2012 February

February 22, 2012

Why AELLA?

[Translate] Some have asked us why we chose to use the acronym, AELLA, to represent our organization. I actually came up with something similar to the word, which was short one letter from its current “AELLA” when I first named the group. I was struck by that acronym and couldn’t[…]

February 16, 2012

Utah Residents – Stand up and say NO to “AG-GAG” Legislation!

[Translate] UTAH RESIDENTS: – Representative John Mathis(R), has labelled animal rights activist whistle-blowers as “animal-rights terrorists” for taking videos or photos on farmers’ property without permission in order to expose cruelty to animals. Of course, Mathis is himself, a part-time farmer and fears that the media garnered by activists is[…]

February 7, 2012

Iowa Residents – Stand up and say NO to the “new spin” angle on “AG-GAG” Legislation!

[Translate] The FARM FACILITY FRAUD ACT: The Iowa Senate opened debate on a measure seeking to create a crime of “agricultural production facility fraud” for anyone who obtains employment or access to a farm or food-processing operation under false pretenses with the intent to commit an act not authorized by[…]

February 1, 2012

Minnesota Residents – Stand up and say NO to “AG-GAG” Legislation!

[Translate] MINNESOTA RESIDENTS: – Please sign the petition to keep undercover investigations legal in Minnesota HERE. Minnesota House Representative Rod Hamilton and Minnesota Senator Doug Magnus have introduced new “Ag-Gag” legislation into the Minnesota legislature, which would criminalize the actions of whistle-blowers in the agricultural industry. Again, what is the[…]