States Look to Ban Efforts to Reveal Farm Abuse

Publication: The New York Times

Author: A.G. Sulzberger

04/13/2011 - Undercover videos showing grainy, sometimes shocking images of sick or injured livestock have become a favorite tool of animal rights organizations to expose what they consider illegal or inhumane treatment of animals.

Made by animal rights advocates posing as farm workers, such videos have prompted meat recalls, slaughterhouse closings, criminal convictions of employees and apologies from corporate executives assuring that the offending images are an aberration.

In Iowa, where agriculture is a dominant force both economically and politically, such undercover investigations could soon be illegal.

Watch the video and read the full article, States Look to Ban Efforts to Reveal Farm Abuse, on The New York Times' Web site.

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