This piece from blogger DragOnista about lobbying was reproduced in today’s Crikey! and is worth a read. Anyone observing the recent work of the mining, religious, gaming, tobacco or car lobbies understands how important a presence in the corridors of power is. The factory farming lobby in the US is currently lobbying to make undercover photography on its properties illegal. This will knobble protestors. How convenient for the industry. How could this even be considered? Strong lobbying is how. Strong lobbyists enable industry’s with minority support get their way.