This week’s story, “The Ag Gag War,” goes behind the scenes of the guerilla fight between animal rights groups and Big Agriculture.
For years organizations like the Humane Society and Mercy for Animals have being going undercover at America’s largest farms, using hidden cameras to show exactly how our food is produced. The footage hasn’t been pretty.
Time after time they’ve caught workers beating and torturing livestock. So Big Ag returned fire, introducing bills in more than a dozen states that would criminalize undercover filming on farms.
What follows are the videos that spurred Big Ag’s censorship campaign: