Back in the day, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) warned states to avoid passing what the some people called “ag-gag” laws. HSUS said “ag-gag” laws involved three elements:

  1.  a ban on taking photos or video of a factory farm without permission,
  2.  making it a crime for an

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Animal activist organizations want to conduct undercover investigations by gaining entry to the nonpublic areas of private property and collecting evidence of animal abuse in the form of audio or video recordings or other documentation.

Animal agriculture does not want those uninvited visitors, and first tried expanded criminal statutes to
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