I am now a plaintiff.

Today in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed an historic lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of “ag gag” laws. Given my years overseeing some of the most important undercover investigations for farmed animals in U.S. history, I am a plaintiff in the case.

Ag-Gag laws are unconstitutional.

What better way to show how much animal agribusinesses have to hide than for them to push for laws that violate our constitutional rights and target a specific demographic of “rabble-rousers?” Some of my biggest heroes are the people who wire up with hidden cameras and pull back the curtain on the meat, egg, and dairy industries. They show us exactly what would happen on any other day.

We legally expose and educate the public on all of the gruesome violations of basic human decency to those who are incapable of fighting back – nonhuman animals – and I ask that you stand with us in this fight.

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Mercy For Animals’ Unethical Behavior

Former Mercy For Animals [sic] (MFA) US Director of Investigations Daniel Hauff speaking to reporters at a Boston news conference following the Quality Egg of New England investigation, a Maine Contract Farming facility owned by Austin "Jack" DeCoster of the salmonella outbreak.

Former Mercy For Animals [sic] (MFA) US Director of Investigations Daniel Hauff speaking to reporters at a Boston news conference following the Quality Egg of New England investigation, a Maine Contract Farming facility owned by Austin “Jack” DeCoster of the salmonella outbreak.

MFA could be stronger if they do the right thing.

I suppose I should share the letter I wrote to Mercy For Animals‘ Executive Director Nathan Runkle about his and the organization’s unethical behavior. You can write to Nathan directly at NathanR@MercyForAnimals.org.

For your convenience, here’s the letter:

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I will not hire gays.

Amerika

Amerika  Photo credit: ConvenienceStoreGourmet

 

Thankfully, Rachel Maddow is monitoring the world.

 

[Tried really hard to get her video to embed. No luck.]

 

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I Don’t Like You (R3hab Remix)

“I hoped for once that I had escaped the fakes, the snakes.”

Eva Simons’ “I Don’t Like You” remixed by R3hab. Admittedly, I like my dance remixes a little HARDER than the normal sweet chorus. I mean, if you’re going to dance to it, at least feel like the floor could be stomped, right?  Continue reading

YOU’RE invited to the RECEPTION, BAYBEE!

Wonder what I’m doin’ whenever I’m not bloggin’ here on DanielHauff.com? (I know, I haven’t been doing it all that long, but she [me] does throw some good stuff at ya’, right? Am I right?)

What do I do in order to get back into health after throwing out my back (only the third time in fifteen years, which ain’t so bad, right?)? I mean, what do I DO since I stopped overseeing the despicable abuses inherent in the dairy, egg, and meat industries? Really want to knowContinue reading

Threw my back out …

Released into the public domain by PETA.

Steve-O did a voice over for a Mercy For animals commercial we did once, but other than that his naked self has nothing to do with this article other than to remind one to please lift with your legs. Released into the public domain by PETA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s been a long time since I threw my back out.

In fact, it’s been since the day I was to work undercover (or, let’s just say “covertly” for that situation, without announcing myself: “I’m here to film you harming animals so that the state can tell us there are no laws to protect these animals and we can push for better laws and inside I truly despise you, Animal Abuser!”) early in 2007 with a colleague to document some abuse in [State Redacted]. Continue reading

HOLY FRIGGIN’ SMOKES. I had no idea you were following me!

HOLY FRIGGIN’ SMOKES. I really didn’t.

I was just about to transfer one of the wildlife questions that I just received into a blog post – a “Dear Daniel” sorta’ idea. I get questions all the time about wildlife, companion animals, farmed animals, and human rights given the work I’ve done over the years and my current work, too. So, when I was about to paste in my draft response, I noticed the “Follow” button was an option even though I’m the owner and administrator of the blog. So, I thought that I ought to “follow” my blog. So I did. To my shock and amazement (seriously), the WordPress site has 3,299 “other amazing people” following my blog of only a few postings. Oops!

Image Daniel Hauff blog 3,299 subscriptions

3,299 people follow this blog with only four blog posts ever placed. That’s pretty decent (!). Thanks for your support and I’m sorry I hadn’t been bloggin’ as I shoulda’ been!

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New Day

“New Day. NEW DAY!” – The Cure

Entreat

Entreat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Never, ever, think outside the box

It’s been a long journey to get the various web presence/sites up that I’ve been working toward while also working on some special projects and looking for regular employment. Many props to the Continue reading