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June 25th, 2014
09:34 PM ET

Undercover animal abuse videos could soon be illegal

Wake County, North Carolina – Chickens buried alive. Pigs so sick that their intestines hang out of their bodies. These are some of the grisly scenes from videos taken by animal rights activists who went undercover at farms that produce food destined for dinner tables.

It’s a tactic animal rights activists have used for years, going undercover at slaughterhouses and factory farms to document squalid conditions, abuse and neglect. Their videos have gone mainstream and led to criminal charges, fines and even the largest meat recall in American history.

But undercover video is under attack and with it, activists argue, their ability to expose animal abuses that can make meat dangerous to eat.

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  1. diane1atk

    all animal facilities should be fully monitored by streaming CCTV – that anyone can see – all employees identifiable – and that they know they are on public view

    July 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Reply
  2. diane1atk

    all animal facilities should be fully covered by streaming CCTV so that anyone anywhere can see what is happening and all employees know they are potentially being watched 100% of the time – and fully identifiable – the only way to stop abuse and negligence

    July 9, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  3. Ana

    That's it. Make it illegal to monitor the behavior of these people behind closed doors. That makes perfect sense! If nobody sees it, it's okay!

    July 3, 2014 at 10:01 am | Reply
  4. lisa

    I so disturbing my pig was raised as my pet like the babe but always was sold at auction for a high price she was raised like my best friend and sold to feed people.these is against the law eye for and eye when it comes to cruelity brutality starved soffacated like the chicks and beaten

    June 28, 2014 at 6:05 am | Reply

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