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Wired Discusses Public Health Dangers of Ag-Gag

The magazine reports on the consequences of silencing journalists and making undercover investigations illegal.

Wired recently brought the topic of public health to the forefront of the ag-gag bills conversation. Reporter Brandon Keim points out that along with flagrant animal abuse going unreported, public health is at risk if undercover investigations of factory farms are made illegal. According to Wired, experts in the food industry say blocking investigations will allow foul practices such as processing sick or injured animals. “The only glimpse we get is when we see these types of videos. The industry loves to operate in secret,” tells Bob Martin, the former executive director of Pew Commission on Industrial Animal Farm Production, to Wired.

Party Drug "Special K" Found in "100% Natural" Chicken

USDA investigation uncovers a host of illegal drugs and antibiotics in birds slaughtered by the third largest chicken producer in the US.
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Veganism in the US Grew by 600% Since 2014

American consumers who identify as vegan now comprise six percent of the population, up from only one percent in three years.
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Punk Rock Drummer Rolls Out Vegan Food Truck

David Witte from thrash band Municipal Waste will be serving vegan cheese-slathered chimichangas streetside in Richmond, VA.
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Vegan Cinnamon Roll Shop to Open in Pennsylvania

Cruelty-free bakery Cinnaholic will bring its DIY cinnamon rolls to Lancaster county in July.
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Target Pulls Hampton Creek Off Shelves

The retail giant disabled registers to discourage shoppers from purchasing the company's vegan condiment Just Mayo, and 19 other products.
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