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:
Jacky Hann
Bianca Cashman
Amelia McMahon
Julie Matthews
Melinda Rackham
Peter Steel
Dinny Laurence
James Douglas
Dianne Douglass
Deb Tranter
Barry Felberg
Dr Eleonora Gullone
Dominic Mugavin
Aimee Weir
Ian Westwood
Rob Dexter
Jemma Meecham
Frank Hazzlewood
Sean Corrigan
Martin Coghlan
Philip Precha
Kiara Fitzpatrick
Jane Mallyon
David Andrew
Emily Vaughton
Rhonda Avard
Yasmin Saunders
Suzanne Hamer
Lawrence Johnson
Holly Walsh

Will you sign?

Reactions

  • Jacky Hann
    signed 2016-10-05 15:57:26 +1030
  • Bianca Cashman
    signed 2016-10-05 15:39:25 +1030
  • Amelia McMahon
    signed 2016-10-05 15:05:47 +1030
  • Julie Matthews
    signed 2016-10-05 14:35:00 +1030
  • Melinda Rackham
    signed 2016-10-05 14:25:42 +1030
  • Peter Steel
    signed 2016-10-05 14:20:15 +1030
  • Dinny Laurence
    signed 2016-10-05 14:12:02 +1030
  • James Douglas
    signed 2016-10-05 13:44:58 +1030
  • Dianne Douglass
    signed 2016-10-05 12:48:09 +1030
  • Deb Tranter
    signed 2016-10-05 12:20:04 +1030
  • Barry Felberg
    signed 2016-10-05 11:57:13 +1030
  • Dr Eleonora Gullone
    signed 2016-10-05 11:30:11 +1030
  • Dominic Mugavin
    signed 2016-10-05 11:29:53 +1030
  • Aimee Weir
    signed 2016-10-05 11:16:27 +1030
  • Ian Westwood
    signed 2016-10-05 11:13:39 +1030
  • Rob Dexter
    signed 2016-10-05 10:58:55 +1030
  • Jemma Meecham
    signed 2016-10-05 10:42:55 +1030
  • Frank Hazzlewood
    signed 2016-10-05 10:42:54 +1030
  • Sean Corrigan
    signed 2016-10-05 10:30:41 +1030
  • Martin Coghlan
    signed 2016-10-05 10:01:48 +1030
  • Philip Precha
    signed 2016-10-05 09:54:28 +1030
  • Kiara Fitzpatrick
    signed 2016-10-05 09:44:03 +1030
  • Jane Mallyon
    signed 2016-10-05 09:42:17 +1030
  • David Andrew
    signed 2016-10-05 09:34:37 +1030
  • Emily Vaughton
    signed 2016-10-05 09:26:03 +1030
  • Rhonda Avard
    signed 2016-10-05 09:10:02 +1030
  • Yasmin Saunders
    signed 2016-10-05 09:05:57 +1030
  • Suzanne Hamer
    signed 2016-10-05 08:47:10 +1030
  • Lawrence Johnson
    signed 2016-10-05 08:46:55 +1030
  • Holly Walsh
    signed 2016-10-05 08:31:47 +1030

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