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:
Erin Morrison
Joy Danielson
Anne Palnok
Joan Hazelhurst
Marie Hogg
Phil and Diane Cornelius
Ariane Marsac
Katrina Gregory
Ann Parker
Matthew Woolhouse
Maria Sobolewski
Mark Meyer
Geoffrey Cann
Paul Morris
Felicity Pasquill
Albano Martins
Vicki Schmerl
Michelle James
Pamela Fioretti
Melissa Puust
Faisal Wali
Sophie Guy
Tahnae Mortimer
Di Guenther
Lisbeth Moensted Larsen
Terina Kocbek
Maxine Melloy
Belinda Meyers
Zephyr Cranney

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  • Erin Morrison
    signed 2016-10-25 16:33:05 +1030
  • Joy Danielson
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  • Anne Palnok
    signed 2016-10-25 16:26:33 +1030
  • Joan Hazelhurst
    signed 2016-10-25 16:22:59 +1030
  • Marie Hogg
    signed 2016-10-25 16:22:51 +1030
  • Phil and Diane Cornelius
    signed 2016-10-24 20:46:33 +1030
  • Ariane Marsac
    signed 2016-10-24 20:41:09 +1030
  • Katrina Gregory
    signed 2016-10-24 19:07:25 +1030
  • Ann Parker
    signed 2016-10-24 17:42:38 +1030
  • Matthew Woolhouse
    signed 2016-10-24 17:37:18 +1030
  • Maria Sobolewski
    signed 2016-10-19 21:39:19 +1030
  • Mark Meyer
    signed 2016-10-18 16:57:11 +1030
  • Geoffrey Cann
    signed 2016-10-18 13:57:29 +1030
  • Paul Morris
    signed 2016-10-15 14:14:44 +1030
  • Felicity Pasquill
    signed 2016-10-13 12:29:47 +1030
  • Albano Martins
    signed 2016-10-10 17:43:25 +1030
  • Vicki Schmerl
    signed 2016-10-07 15:53:03 +1030
  • Michelle James
    signed 2016-10-07 00:09:16 +1030
  • Pamela Fioretti
    signed 2016-10-06 21:18:47 +1030
  • Melissa Puust
    signed 2016-10-06 10:36:55 +1030
  • Faisal Wali
    signed 2016-10-06 10:36:30 +1030
  • Sophie Guy
    signed 2016-10-06 10:31:40 +1030
  • Tahnae Mortimer
    signed 2016-10-06 09:22:40 +1030
  • Di Guenther
    signed 2016-10-06 06:52:01 +1030
  • Lisbeth Moensted Larsen
    signed 2016-10-06 00:45:08 +1030
  • Terina Kocbek
    signed 2016-10-05 23:23:17 +1030
  • Maxine Melloy
    signed 2016-10-05 22:38:53 +1030
  • Belinda Meyers
    signed 2016-10-05 19:11:02 +1030
  • Zephyr Cranney
    signed 2016-10-05 17:08:37 +1030
  • Jacky Hann
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