'While it has more or less entered the collective consciousness of a well-informed public that animals under the control of humans in settings like factory farms, circuses, theme parks, and zoos face living conditions that range anywhere from inadequate to dangerous, it is perhaps less known that animals would be in danger on the film set.'
'What is truly scary is that the public may have never known of the American Humane Association’s wrongdoings if some of its actual employees hadn’t spoken out. It is the AHA’s job to make sure that film crews are doing their job in regards to animals, but there is no outside body around to make sure the AHA is doing theirs.'
-from ‘Do Your F****** Job' by Geo Ong, one of three Urchin Movement responses to Gary Baum's 'Animals Were Harmed'
Utah is the latest state to consider new laws targeting undercover investigators who expose animal welfare abuses on factory farms. A new bill would make photographing animal abuse on par with assaulting a police officer. It has already passed committee.