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Undercover Activist Details Secret Filming of Animal Abuse & Why “Ag-Gag” Laws May Force Him to Stop

Amy Goodman
Democracy Now! / Video Feature
Published: Tuesday 9 April 2013
An animal rights investigator who wishes his identity be kept secret, details how he spent over a decade filming animal abuse.

An animal rights investigator details how he has spent over a decade secretly filming animal abuse and why that work is now imperiled by a wave of laws sweeping the country. Speaking on the condition we conceal his identity, “Pete” has secretly captured animal abuse on farms and slaughterhouses after applying to work at the location. He has released video footage to law enforcement and activist groups such as Mercy for Animals, helping spark national outcry and charges against the abusers. His investigations and footage have led to at least 15 criminal cases and have been used in several documentaries. But now Pete’s work is under threat — a dozen or so state legislatures have introduced bills that target people who covertly expose farm animal abuse. Nicknamed "ag-gag" laws, they would make it illegal to covertly videotape livestock farms, or apply for a job at one without disclosing affiliations with animal-rights groups. They also require activists to hand over undercover videos within 24 hours, preventing them from amassing a trove of material and publicizing their findings on their own.



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ABOUT Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host of "Democracy Now!," a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of "Breaking the Sound Barrier," recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.

While other countries are

While other countries are beginning to stand up for all life, such a Bolivia and Europe, America seems to moving more in the direction of hiding abusive practices.
As long as we have legislatures who have more wealth, as long as economically we are unequal, profit will come before life, and this economic inequality must come to an end. What is best for all will then become the norm, and what is best for all is realizing the forms of life in this planet have a way of functioning that suits them best, allows them to thrive as they were meant to be as life, where the full potential of the form as life is realized and that this is the value, as the value is simply being life, here.
Change the system, to one that supports all life, as this is the value. Economic equality, start with supporting a Basic Income Grant. Time to clean up the abuse of inequality and live the value being life.

people who abuse animals,

people who abuse animals, children and the elderly are the lowest of the low..absolutely dispicable

Just how in the hell can it

Just how in the hell can it be a criminal act to expose a criminal act? Whoops, I forgot. We don't run this country, money runs this country.

I hope he and other do it

I hope he and other do it anyway... if they can pass laws to protect criminals and abusers then we have no choice but to expose them anyway. Just change who we tell. We may all have to become Anonymous!

Turn the investigative camera

Turn the investigative camera on those that pass such obviously evil laws.
Expose the puppets for what they are and have them impeached.

excellent

excellent

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