Ag-Gag Generates Mainstream Coverage

Brian Ross and “The Blotter” ABC Investigative New Team have given some terrific coverage to a troubling phenomenon: the rash of state “ag-gag” laws cropping up across the country.The ABC report explains that shocking video showing abuses of animals and threats to public safety have been effective.

For example, one showing dairy cows too sick to walk being moved by forklifts onto the slaughter line led to the largest meat recall in US history. Now legislators are helping the industry make some changes — not in its conduct but in the ability for activists to expose it.

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