'Ag Gag' Laws Block Animal Cruelty Exposés

Activists say new farm state laws stop hidden camera investigations of cruelty.
3:00 | 02/05/13

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It's a glamorous celebrity packed awards event held every year in Beverly Hills thank -- for getting in its award these are the Genesis -- that's. But unlike the Oscars of the Emmys there's nothing very entertaining about some of the in fact can be downright gruesome to -- Genesis awards -- given by the Humane Society of the United States. And often honor graphic undercover videos of animal cruelty and this treatment -- are called factory far. The video. Tells the truth it shows what's going -- -- to -- the head of the humane society says such undercover videos have been the key to tough new anti cruelty laws. Like this -- it was -- the use of diseased cows for beef sold to consumers. This led to the largest meat recall in American history and this one. Which exposed unsanitary conditions at major pork producers the only reason this has been of interest is because the footage is so shocking. The cruelty so -- whole thing. The sanitary conditions are so. -- That's what has triggered this response. But now all of that could be coming to an end. Under pressure from the agriculture industry at least five states. Now have laws making it a crime to go undercover on farm properties to record videos and many other states are considering it.

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