Sari Kamin is talking with a wealth of animal experts about ag gag laws in this HRN Community Session. Katy Keiffer is the host of HRN’s What Doesn’t Kill You, and has been working in the food industry for twenty-eight years. Katy recently spoke at the Animal Agricultural Alliance’s “Activists at the Door” summit. Vickery Eckhoff is a writer and journalist for Forbes.com, and she joins the panel to share some reporting experiences that infringed upon her rights to free speech. Suzanne McMillan calls in from the ASPCA to talk about animal rights, and her organization’s commitment to improving the welfare of farm animals. Mickey Osterreicher calls in from the National Press Photographers Association to discuss the rights of reporters in the field covering livestock treatment. You don’t want to miss this expert panel’s conversations regarding the meat industry and humane slaughter! Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. Thanks to Idgy Dean for today’s music.
“This is what ag gag is all about: what is the industry norm, and what is animal abuse?” [9:10] — Katy Keiffer, host of HRN’s What Doesn’t Kill You
“Right now, it’s really up to consumers to lean on big ag and do something about the treatment of animals.” [13:00] — Suzanne McMillan, ASPCA
“I think the meat industry has a big misconception- they call anyone who has a concern about the industry an animal rights activist.” [32:15] — Vickery Eckhoff, Forbes.com