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:
Elizabeth Davies
Craig de Vos
Christine Hales
Marleen Neus
michelle riddle
Charlene Osborn
Jack Midworth
Steph Gard
Carol Collins
Robert Pearce
Karen Cornelius
Millie Hammerstein
Erika Woodward
Joan Gillis
Patricia Peake
James Roque
Linda Goodfellow
David Trenouth
Fiona Glidden
Anna Carson
Bianca Dashti
Julie Hood
Emily Foster
Katy McMurray
Gail Groszek
Sheffield Kane
Fay Atkins
Lee Mason
Margaret Moate
Lee Stacy

Will you sign?

Reactions

  • Elizabeth Davies
    signed 2016-10-26 07:18:46 +1030
  • Craig de Vos
    signed 2016-10-26 07:10:54 +1030
  • Christine Hales
    signed 2016-10-26 06:31:40 +1030
  • Marleen Neus
    signed 2016-10-26 04:58:23 +1030
  • michelle riddle
    signed 2016-10-26 01:31:31 +1030
  • Charlene Osborn
    signed 2016-10-26 01:28:10 +1030
  • Jack Midworth
    signed 2016-10-26 00:13:18 +1030
  • Steph Gard
    signed 2016-10-25 23:43:55 +1030
  • Carol Collins
    signed 2016-10-25 23:27:07 +1030
  • Robert Pearce
    signed 2016-10-25 21:23:33 +1030
  • Karen Cornelius
    signed 2016-10-25 21:16:01 +1030
  • Millie Hammerstein
    signed 2016-10-25 20:59:09 +1030
  • Erika Woodward
    signed 2016-10-25 20:38:35 +1030
  • Joan Gillis
    signed 2016-10-25 20:18:50 +1030
  • Patricia Peake
    signed 2016-10-25 20:04:59 +1030
  • James Roque
    signed 2016-10-25 20:01:09 +1030
  • Linda Goodfellow
    signed 2016-10-25 19:47:48 +1030
  • David Trenouth
    signed 2016-10-25 19:44:36 +1030
  • Fiona Glidden
    signed 2016-10-25 18:56:50 +1030
  • Anna Carson
    signed 2016-10-25 18:19:43 +1030
  • Bianca Dashti
    signed 2016-10-25 18:05:57 +1030
  • Julie Hood
    signed 2016-10-25 18:03:09 +1030
  • Emily Foster
    signed 2016-10-25 17:36:04 +1030
  • Katy McMurray
    signed 2016-10-25 17:32:26 +1030
  • Gail Groszek
    signed 2016-10-25 17:30:01 +1030
  • Sheffield Kane
    signed 2016-10-25 17:24:35 +1030
  • Fay Atkins
    signed 2016-10-25 17:14:30 +1030
  • Lee Mason
    signed 2016-10-25 16:48:37 +1030
  • Margaret Moate
    signed 2016-10-25 16:48:33 +1030
  • Lee Stacy
    signed via 2016-10-25 16:36:40 +1030

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