VegNews Daily

Ag-Gag Bills Halt Undercover Farm Investigations

Recent lobbying efforts lead to legislation that imposes criminal punishments on activists who film animal abuse on factory farms.

Undercover food-industry recordings are a driving force for regulation changes through its ability to incite public outcry, but “ag-gag” legislature is threatening to put a stop to the investigative practices. Laws were enacted in five states last year that penalized undercover filming, which has led animal advocate groups to cease their investigations in those areas, reports ABC News, and similar laws have been introduced in New Hampshire, Indiana, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Arkansas. Supporters of the ag-gag lobbying efforts claim that the investigations implement fraudulent methods to gain access to the farms, but opponents argue that these laws are a move to shield the public from the cruel reality of factory farms.

 Comments

8-Year-Old Vegan Stands Up for Meatless Monday

The young advocate makes a strong plea to Long Beach City Council, saying that cafeteria lunches are “nasty.”
Read More »

Walmart Announces Sweeping Animal Welfare Reforms

Largest US food retailer to phase out battery cages, gestation crates, and more.
Read More »

Vegetarian “Airbnb” Debuts

A new website revolutionizes the way vegetarians connect with like-minded people across the country.
Read More »

Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire is Vegan

31-year old Elizabeth Holmes drinks green juice while running her $9 billion company.
Read More »

Gallup Poll: Americans Support Animal Rights

Almost one-third of respondents say animals should have same rights as humans.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »