Browsing the "animal welfare" Tag

Controversial ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Moves into Washington State

January 25th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Washington State might be progressive when it comes to passing laws that allow the use of recreational cannabis, but it’s taking a turn back in time towards oppressing its residents freedom of speech with one of the first proposed laws of 2015: House Bill 1104—an “ag-gag” bill sponsored by state Reps. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) and and J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) that will make it illegal to record audio or video of activity taking place inside Washington factory farms without consent.


Backyard Chickens: The Untold Story

July 15th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Backyard chickens are a big part of the local food movement, but there's a dark side to urban chicken-keeping that folks don't talk so much about



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