Wednesday, March 13, 2013

THE Bob Barker Bashes ALEC Ag-Gag Bill

Like a lot of Americans – he probably does not know its an ALEC bill.
Like a lot of Americans – he knows it is WRONG

Wish we could get more people to connect the dots between extremist legislation and the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Snips from:

The issue has caught the attention of prominent animal rights advocates, including former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker, who sent a letter to the Judiciary Committee last week urging its members to kill the proposal.

Barker, 89, grew up on South Dakota's Rosebud Indian Reservation along the Nebraska border, and often visited Valentine, Neb., as a child.   
"These ridiculous, unsavory laws are being pushed in various states all over the country," Barker said by phone from Los Angeles. "There's only one purpose for any and all of them, and that's to protect people who are committing animal cruelty. We're doing everything we can to stop them ... and I hope they don't pass them in Nebraska."

And you don’t want to miss this quote from the article, either

Sen. Ernie Chambers called the bill "atrocious" during the hearing, and ACLU lobbyist Alan Peterson said the measure was "the most blatantly unconstitutional approach to lawmaking" that he had ever seen. Peterson said the bill violates free speech rights, protections against unreasonable search and seizures, due-process safeguards and protections against self-incrimination.

"This is terrible," Peterson said. "This is just awful, and frankly it's disingenuous to say you're trying to protect animals — unless you regard the Koch brothers as animals."

And Barker sent a letter to the Pennsylvania legislture also

The bill is wrong: Iconic television host Bob Barker wrote to Pennsylvania House Speaker Sam Smith to urge against a bill that would prohibit undercover agricultural investigations.
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By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent

HARRISBURG — Former “The Price is Right” host Bob Barker is known for telling people to have their pets spayed and neutered.

But now he’s also weighing in on the goings-on of state legislatures.
In the letter, Barker says undercover investigations from PETA exposed abuse at a West Virginia turkey facility, and their evidence eventually helped secure indictments of employees on animal cruelty charges.

“I am a lifelong Republican who feels that authorities should have access to everything that they need to enforce the law,” writes Barker. “Americans today want better treatment of animals killed for food, not for their legislators to hide illegal cruelty on farms behind locked doors.”


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