Flies, Maggots, Rats, and Lots of Poop: What Big Ag Doesn’t Want You To See
By Tom Philpott
What’s it like inside a factory farm? If the livestock and meat industries have their way, what little view we have inside the walls of these animal-reviewing facilities may soon be obscure. For the second year in a row, the industry is backing bills in various statehouses that would criminalize undercover investigations of livestock farms. The Humane Society of the US, one of the animal-welfare groups most adept at conducting such hidden-camera operations, counts active „ag gag“ bills in no fewer than nine states. Many of them are based on a model conjured by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a corporate-funded group that generates industry-friendly legislation language for state legislatures, Associated Press reports. … Please, read article with MoJo! …
Food and Ag BloggerTom Philpott is the food and ag blogger for Mother Jones.