factory farms

First Video to Result in #AgGag Prosecution (and Dismissal) — Watch and See Why

Amy Meyer’s video footage of a sick cow at a Utah slaughterhouse, shown here for the first time, was prosecuted under new ag-gag laws that threaten whistleblowers and journalists.

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Who Protects Farm Animals?

NPR’s Radio West hosts a discussion with Will Potter about factory farming, “ag-gag” and industrial meat production.

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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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U.S. Congressmen Compare Undercover Investigators to Arsonists and Terrorists

Members of Congress compare the undercover investigation of Central Valley Meat Co. slaughterhouse to arson and terrorism.

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Interview with an Undercover Investigator Who Risks Arrest Under New “Ag Gag” Laws

I talked with an undercover investigator about “Ag Gag” bills, being labeled a “terrorist,” and factory farms don’t want you to see.

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FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists

The Joint Terrorism Task Force kept files on activists who videotape animal cruelty on factory farms and recommended prosecuting them as terrorists.

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VICTORY: Finland Animal Activists Acquitted on Nearly All Counts for Exposing Factory Farms

Two animal rights activists in Finland have been found not guilty on nearly all charges related to their undercover investigations of factory farms, which revealed sick, injured, and dying pigs. Karry Hedberg and Saila Kivelä of Oikeutta Eläimille (Justice for Animals) were charged with “aggravated defamation” because of their exposés. According to Finnish news outlet Helsingin […]

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Finland Prosecutes Animal Activists for Undercover Videos Exposing Factory Farms

As animal rights activists continue to expose the systemic cruelty of factory farming, the industries targeted are doing everything they can to keep the public in the dark. I’ve written previously about attempts to pass new legislation criminalizing undercover investigations, how EUROPOL lists undercover videos as a terrorism threat, and how Spanish activists are being […]

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NPR Investigates “Ag-Gag” Bills: Making Journalism Illegal

NPR’s “On The Media” invited me to discuss the attempts by multiple states to outlaw undercover investigations of factory farms, animal experimentation labs, puppy mills and other industries. My interview with Bob Garfield of NPR is online now. And the interview is even more timely because, as I reported yesterday, New York is now considering […]

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