Essentially, Ag Gag makes it a crime to report a crime. Concerned advocates are speaking out against these offensive laws on behalf of truth-tellers and whistleblowers.Full Story
Dr. Dean Wyatt was a Public Health Veterinarian (PHV) for the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). Dr. Wyatt discovered gruesome and distasteful violations of the humane handling regulations – not at just one plant, but two. Each time, Dr. Wyatt voiced concerns to his supervisors.Dean’s Story »
Jim Schrier is a veteran federal food safety inspector who faced retaliation from the USDA after blowing the whistle on violations of humane handling regulations at a USDA-regulated Tyson Foods slaughter plant in Iowa. FIC represented Schrier in connection with his whistleblower retaliation case. Serving as a USDA meat inspector for 29 years, Schrier was […]Jim’s Story »
You can download the court documents by clicking on the following PDF links.Amicus Brief – Idaho Ag Gag
This is the first of several videos released as part of FIC’s “Ag Gag Undercover” series to raise awareness about the controversial anti-whistleblower bills introduced in various U.S. states.
“Undercover investigation is important for exposing all kinds of illegal and immoral activities, and whistleblowers need video to validate and substantiate what they’re saying. I think we can do better than this dangerous law, for animals, farmers and consumers’ sake.”—–DR. DARYL JACOBS, Former USDA Veterinarian on Idaho's Ag Gag law