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Hog Farm Whistleblower Proves Undercover Videos’ Importance

Food Integrity Campaign | June 30, 2011

An undercover video released Wednesday documents the shocking treatment of hogs at one of the nation’s largest pork production facilities. The footage — which shows pigs being thrown across the room, and being castrated and having their tails removed without painkillers — was taken by advocacy group Mercy for Animals at Iowa Select Farms from […]

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Proposed Anti-Whistleblower Laws Threaten Food Integrity

Food Integrity Campaign | March 15, 2011

When it comes to bringing horrific truths to the public eye, undercover footage and images are often an effective outlet for whistleblowers who otherwise risk retaliation when speaking up. Such use of media to promote transparency in our food system has come under attack, however, in recently proposed legislation. Florida state Senator Jim Norman (R-Tampa) […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Dean Wyatt, Animal Welfare Whistleblower and Food Safety Advocate

Food Integrity Campaign | November 16, 2010

Government Accountability Project mourns the passing of our client, Dr. Dean Wyatt, who succumbed to brain cancer on November 11, 2010 at the age of 59. Dr. Wyatt came to Government Accountability Project roughly three years ago for legal assistance. During the course of our representation, we came to know Dr. Wyatt not only as […]

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Vermont Slaughterhouse Owner Pleads ‘No Contest’ in Animal Cruelty Charge

Food Integrity Campaign | October 28, 2010

One year ago this Saturday, USDA public health veterinarian and whistleblower Dr. Dean Wyatt was vindicated for slaughterhouse humane handling complaints he had brought up repeatedly since 2007, but were ignored by his superiors. That was the day that the Humane Society of the United States released undercover footage of horrific animal abuses (including excessive […]

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Vermont AG’s Issuing of Warrants against Slaughterhouse Officials Validates Whistleblower’s Concerns

Food Integrity Campaign | June 4, 2010

The Vermont Attorney General announced today that arrest warrants have been issued for former Bushway Packing, Inc. owner Frank Peretta and former Bushway worker Christopher Gaudette on charges of animal cruelty in the Bushway case. The case attracted national attention last fall, when the Humane Society of the United States released shocking video footage of […]

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Slaughterhouse Whistleblower Reveals Inhumane Animal Treatment, Food Integrity Violations

Food Integrity Campaign | March 4, 2010

FSIS Ignores Serious Problems and Retaliates Against Whistleblower; GAP Client Dean Wyatt to Testify Today Before House Committee (Washington, D.C.) – At 3 p.m. EST this afternoon, Government Accountability Project (GAP) client and federal food safety inspector Dean Wyatt will testify before a House of Representatives Subcommittee, and blow the whistle on a laundry list […]

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