VIDEO: “Daily Show” Investigates Ag Gag Laws

Last Thursday, The Daily Show did a segment on the wave of “ag gag” laws sweeping the country. The laws aim to prevent whistleblowing on animal cruelty, but supporters of the legislation claim that videos released by animal rights groups are heavily edited, often just document standard industry practice, and that the production of undercover videos is motivated by profit-seeking animal rights groups. “Animal activism is a huge business…one that’s almost somewhat completely dwarfed by the US agriculture industry,” says Al Madrigal during the segment. 

Watch the segment here: 

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And read Ted Genoways‘ cover story, “Gagged By Big Ag,” in the July/August issue of Mother Jones.

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