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How ‘ag gag’ laws target those exposing horrors of factory farming

October 26, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ecologist Film Unit

Faced with threats, gagging laws and even violence, journalists and activists investigating the secrets of the global food industry tread a dangerous path. Andrew Wasley reports

The call came early in the end. Around seven. We were on, our contact said. Tonight was the night. We’d been waiting most of the day after last night’s plans had been aborted at the eleventh hour. Staff at the hotel’s reception must have thought it odd that three guests were heading out at nearly midnight. This wasn’t a place with nightlife.

The taxi picked us up, as arranged. The driver had been paid well above the going rate for this and wasn’t interested in the details. Privately, he must have thought it was unusual. Ferrying two foreigners and a fellow countryman deep into the black countryside, dropping them off in the middle of nowhere, returning at a predetermined time unless– as we’d warned…

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