'The factory farming industry is aware that the industry standard abuses exposed by covert videos and photographs has the ability to damage their profits. With billions of dollars of influence, the industry has the government on their side.'
'The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act makes it illegal to interfere with a company’s profits. If a factory farm employee records abuse at their facility and shares it with the message that people should not purchase meat from that company, they are a terrorist and can go to jail. According to animal rights journalist Will Potter, if convicted, these “terrorists” are sent to special Communications Management Units in US prisons reserved for prisoners with “inspirational significance.”'
'The rising tide of ag-gag legislation being drafted to be passed into law, not only in other US states and other countries like Australia but across other industries, will further push the attitude of environmental activists as “political others,” radicals not to be negotiated with, dangerous at worst and irrational at best.'
'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.'