Second chance to say no to ag-gag in South Australia

143 signatures

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Ag-Gag laws are laws that operate to hide the truth about how animals are treated. Laws that punish the person exposing the cruelty rather than the person perpetrating the cruelty.

To our shame, SA has an ‘Ag gag’ law.

Earlier this year, the South Australian Parliament passed the Government’s Surveillance Devices Act 2016, effectively gagging animal advocates from informing the public about animal cruelty in animal use industries. In the original version of the legislation, SA Labor had proposed a law that defined animal welfare as in the public interest but bizarrely they removed that clause from the final version. The Greens raised concerns at the time but Labor did not correct what appeared to be their own error.

The Greens have put forward a Bill which clarifies that animal welfare issues are within the ‘public interest’ and that animal advocates can release information relating to animal welfare to the public without having to go to the courts. The Law Society has backed this Bill and expressed concern about our state introducing Ag Gag laws.  

The Greens Bill will be brought to a vote on Wednesday 2nd of November 2016. All we need is for the South Australian Labor Government to accept the amendment. Take Action Now. 

See who else is signing:
Bridgette Hunt
Vanessa Hollowell
Sheena Hayes
jenny bui
John Foubister
Katie McNamara
Darryl Easther
Veg Society
Sue Ganz
Yvonne Autie
Scott Andrews
Mel Naylor
Roshanak Pilram
Thad Hoppe
Bethany Hunt
Lyn Gaston
Lachlan Garland
joan scott
Anne Hanson
leanne griffiths
Christine Thornton
Anne Gonaus
Karen Hising
Andrew Donnelly
Marta Paling
Deborah White
Merilyn Kennedy
Paul Laris
Neal NealMorris
Jen Manning

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Reactions

  • Bridgette Hunt
    signed 2018-04-14 08:29:25 +0930
  • Vanessa Hollowell
    signed 2017-04-24 15:33:48 +0930
  • Sheena Hayes
    signed 2017-02-25 17:42:11 +1030
  • jenny bui
    signed via 2016-11-15 13:23:10 +1030
  • John Foubister
    signed 2016-10-31 10:40:29 +1030
  • Katie McNamara
    signed 2016-10-31 06:29:08 +1030
  • Darryl Easther
    signed 2016-10-30 14:54:43 +1030
  • Veg Society
    signed 2016-10-29 14:19:58 +1030
  • Sue Ganz
    signed 2016-10-28 21:31:46 +1030
  • Yvonne Autie
    signed 2016-10-28 05:47:06 +1030
  • Scott Andrews
    signed 2016-10-27 21:42:18 +1030
  • Mel Naylor
    signed 2016-10-27 16:25:31 +1030
  • Roshanak Pilram
    signed 2016-10-27 13:31:38 +1030
  • Thad Hoppe
    signed 2016-10-27 13:12:21 +1030
  • Bethany Hunt
    signed 2016-10-27 13:03:43 +1030
  • Lyn Gaston
    signed 2016-10-27 10:45:27 +1030
  • Lachlan Garland
    signed via 2016-10-26 16:08:32 +1030
  • joan scott
    signed 2016-10-26 15:29:33 +1030
  • Anne Hanson
    signed via 2016-10-26 14:15:41 +1030
  • leanne griffiths
    signed 2016-10-26 13:28:05 +1030
  • Christine Thornton
    signed 2016-10-26 12:12:57 +1030
  • Anne Gonaus
    signed 2016-10-26 11:30:29 +1030
  • Karen Hising
    signed 2016-10-26 09:20:29 +1030
  • Andrew Donnelly
    signed 2016-10-26 09:19:16 +1030
  • Marta Paling
    signed 2016-10-26 09:14:45 +1030
  • Deborah White
    signed 2016-10-26 09:06:44 +1030
  • Merilyn Kennedy
    signed 2016-10-26 08:48:46 +1030
  • Paul Laris
    signed 2016-10-26 08:47:22 +1030
  • Neal NealMorris
    signed 2016-10-26 08:04:33 +1030
  • Jen Manning
    signed 2016-10-26 07:57:21 +1030

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