The ASPCA made this animation in order to bring attention to AgGag laws. Factory farms attempt to hide their unsafe and unethical activities with these Ag-gag or “whistleblower suppression” bills that seek to cover up horrific animal abuse. We are also encouraging folks to sign a Change.org petition against Ag-gag legislation, which we’ll be delivering to the National Conference of State Legislatures: www.change.org/aspca/ag-gag.

While crafted to appear reasonable, these bills seek to criminalize undercover investigations on farms, often declaring it illegal to take photos or videos on industrial farms.Alarmingly, Ag-gag bills have been introduced in nearly half the states (20) and seven bills have already passed into law.