130 researchers warn in open letter to better protect whistleblowers in France
29 January 2020
Researchers worry about the "growing influence [of the lobbies of animal husbandry] in public decisions which takes on a worrying dimension for our democracy"
According to the teachers-researchers, "the criminalization of whistleblowers would deprive an essential source of information". "If we no longer have videos of whistleblowers, we will be unable to say what is happening inside the farms", according to Romain Espinosa, researcher at CNRS, speaking of confiscation of the public debate. “Today the debate on animal welfare has entered the public sphere. "