Matthew Dominguez

Matthew Dominguez is public policy manager of farm animal protection at The Humane Society of the United States.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014
No Doubt Remaining: Christie Sold Out Abused Animals for Campaign Favors
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie portrays himself as a "straight-talker" who ignores political calculations when it means standing up for his state. But that carefully-manicured image has crumbled over the past weeks as more details come out about his shameful veto of a common sense animal protection...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
More Self-Inflicted Wounds for the Meat and Dairy Industries
As we look ahead to the future of meat, dairy and egg production, it is important to reflect on why these industries are so desperate to close the factory doors on transparency. Sunshine is the best disinfectant, so The Humane Society of the United States and other groups have cast a bright light...
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A demonstration against Ag-Gag legislation in Idaho earlier this year. (Credit: Flickr / cc / Mercy for Animals) Views
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Defeat of Ag-Gag Laws Mark Victories in Fight Against Animal Cruelty
Across the country, lobbyists for the meat and dairy industries have been pressuring legislators to pass laws that punish whistleblowers who expose crimes on agricultural facilities. Kentucky, Tennessee and Colorado are the latest states to reject these “ag-gag” bills aimed at keeping the public in...
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Idaho's New Ag-Gag Law Criminalizes Those Who Defend Animal Welfare
Whistleblowing employees have frequently played a vital role in exposing animal abuse, unsafe working conditions and environmental problems on industrial factory farms and slaughter plants. For example, a 2012 undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals exposed egregious animal abuse at Bettencourt Dairies, Idaho’s largest dairy.
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