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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.

Air China Bans Shark Fin Cargo

Major Chinese airline takes historic stance against the cruel practice of removing fins from live sharks
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Meat Increases Death Rate in Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers find that mortality rate spikes for breast cancer survivors who consume barbecued meat.
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Vegan Activist Denied Swiss Passport

Swiss locals continue to block vegan Dutch resident Nancy Holton from obtaining a passport due to her animal advocacy efforts.
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Aussie Cinema Disses Vegans in Ice Cream Contest

Event Cinema in Australia barred vegan entries in its "Choc Top" ice cream competition.
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Ringling Bros. Circus Closes After 146 Years

The traveling circus cited a shift in public opinion, falling ticket sales, and pressure from animal-rights activists as the driving forces in their decision to close.
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