Brooke Gladstone at On the Media had a good discussion with Will Potter from Green is the New Red about the so-called 'Ag-Gag' laws that aim to censor and punish individuals that document or expose abuse at factory farms.
Since Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle over a century ago, going undercover has been one of the only ways to expose malpractice in agricultural and meat processing facilities. But legislation, so-called ‘ag-gag’ bills, has either passed or is being considered in about a dozen states and would explicitly outlaw undercover reporting as well as the publication of material gathered by undercover reporting.
Listen to the segment below or here.
TreeHugger has covered these attempts at censorship in the past. See the related links to the left for more.