November 1, 2018

Yet Another Ag-Gag Law Struck Down. This Time in Wyoming.

Attempts to insulate the agricultural industry from public scrutiny by using “ag-gag” laws suffered another major blow. On October 29, 2018, a federal judge ruled found that Wyoming's ag-gag laws were unconstitutional. Ag-gag laws in other states have suffered similar fates.
August 17, 2018

Expose Corporate Attacks on Civil Liberties

Our elected officials are supposed to serve We the People, but too often powerful corporate interests are able to hijack the legislative process. They don’t like whistleblowers or activists exposing horrible conditions in their factory farms. They don’t like environmentalist
February 21, 2018
teepees at Standing rock at night back lit by headlights

Toxic Brew: State Politicians, Gas & Oil Lobbyists, and ALEC Join Forces Against Environmental Protesters

UPDATED 1/17/2019 Politicians in some states are none too pleased with the environmental movement, particularly with protests against pipelines and fracking. Aided and abetted by extractive industry lobbyists and the powerful and secretive American Legislative Exchange Council, they have been
October 7, 2017

The FBI Is Raiding Animal Shelters

Two piglets, near death before being rescued by two animal rights activists and nursed back to health. This may not seem like something within the FBI’s jurisdiction, yet the FBI is carrying out an interstate pursuit to find these two rescued piglets.
September 11, 2017

Ag-Gag Across America

Ag Gag Across America by Defending Dissent Foundation on Scribd
September 6, 2017

Defending Rights & Dissent, Center for Constitutional Rights Release First Comprehensive Report on Ag-Gag Laws

This landmark report discusses ag-gag laws in historical and political context, catalogues an earlier wave of ag-gag legislation, examines each recent law in detail, explores constitutional concerns and current lawsuits, and documents several successful campaigns to defeat ag-gag legislation.
March 13, 2015

‘Data Trespass,’ Wyoming’s Fancy Name for Ag-Gag

Jonathan Ratner tests water. He visits streams in Wyoming, takes samples and tests it for E. coli. He’s been testing streams for years, concerned that waste from Wyoming’s 1.3 million cattle is polluting streams. And it is. Ratner sends his
January 5, 2015
A Megaload truck in Montana.

Why Is the FBI Harassing Activists in Cascadia?

Editor’s note: this story has recently been picked up by The Statesman, the AP and other mainstream outlets… but you heard about it here first! Project Censored has recognized the importance of breaking this story, giving it the “Media in Democracy” honor. In
September 28, 2014

Utah: Four Detained, Cited Under AgGag

Read the full article here: Green is the New Red Will Potter reports that four animal rights activists were detained by police after they took pictures of a hog farm from a public road. One of the activists, Bryan Monell spoke to Potter
April 7, 2014

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is a federal law that criminalizes a broad range of organizing and protest activity, and brands it as ‘terrorism’.  The law is intended to muzzle animal rights advocates, but it’s so broad that it
August 6, 2013

AETA’s Spawn: Ag Gag and Secrecy

It all started with the AEPA – the Animal Enterprise Protection Act of 1992.  The brilliant lobbyists were able to convince congress that animal enterprises – mink farms, slaughterhouses, factory farms and the like – were under siege and in