Animal Rights Activists

Camo Shorts Under Our Suits

Greg Bennick of the hardcore band Trial talks with Will Potter about terrorism, punk, and treasure hunting.

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14 Incredible Photos of Brazilian Activists Liberating Beagles from Cruel Lab

As the protest grew, activists could hear their cries. You won’t believe what happened next.

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Indiana Bill Would Make It Illegal to Expose Factory Farms, Clearcutting and Fracking

Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to photograph or videotape things like factory farming, clear-cutting forests, mining, and fracking.

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Court Dismisses Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Lawsuit. Here’s How That Affects You.

A U.S. district court dismissed a lawsuit against the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act brought by animal rights activists who say they are at risk of being labeled terrorists.

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VICE: “New laws make it safer to beat the shit out of chickens”

A detailed look at “ag-gag” bills pushed by the factory farming industry to silence whistleblowers and journalists.

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“This is an industry that wants to operate in total secrecy, and with total immunity” (video)

Abby Martin interviews Will Potter about ag-gag bills for her show “Breaking the Set.”

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NPR Interviews Will Potter on “Ag Gag” Bills, and Labeling Whistleblowers as “Terrorists”

I’m a huge fan of NPR’s “On the Media.” It’s hands-down some of the sharpest, most comprehensive coverage of free speech, privacy, and media issues. So I was thrilled to be back on the program recently talking about “ag gag” bills that threaten undercover investigators, whistleblowers, and even journalists. As NPR’s Brooke Gladstone notes, undercover […]

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Big Ag Wants to Rewrite the Law So That You’ll Never See This

This wave of “ag-gag” bills would criminalize whistleblowers, investigators, and journalists who expose animal welfare abuses at factory farms and slaughterhouses.

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I’m teaching a university course this spring. Want to sign up?

You can enroll in Will Potter’s online course, “Investigative Journalism and Social Change:
Reporting on Animal and Environmental Issues” at the University of Southern Maine.

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“I plan on exercising every right that I have” to oppose California grand jury, activist says

Brittany Kenville issues a statement about refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating animal rights activists in California.

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