ginnifer goodwin
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Ginnifer Goodwin may not be vegan anymore, but she still sides with animal rights activists when it comes to protecting whistleblowers and uncovering animal cruelty.

The actress tweeted to her fans asking them to take immediate action to stop an ag gag bill that has made it all the way to the governor’s desk. Goodwin writes, “URGENT: Tell Gov. @BillHaslam to veto #TNaggag bill that is dangerous for animals: https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6037&s_src=tw_celeb041813 … #NoAgGag”

Goodwin joins Carrie Underwood, Moby and Ellen Degeneres as a celeb who believes that whistleblowers should be protected, not turned into criminals for making the public aware of the true criminal behavior.

The petition Goodwin links to is from the Humane Society of the United States. They are asking the public to urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto the bill now that it’s on his desk. HSUS states, “In recent years, whistleblowing employees have repeatedly exposed animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, and environmental problems on industrial farms. The agriculture industry’s response has not been to prevent the abuses, but to try to prevent the American people from finding out about the abuses in the first place. The industry has introduced “anti-whistleblower” bills in an attempt to make whistle-blowing on farms impossible.”

Sign here and add your name to the list of animal advocates who are fighting to be able to continue their important work to keep animals safe.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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