privacy rights, agricultural business entities, human food safety, animal abuse, sustainability, environmental degradation, factory farms, ag-gag, informational privacy, due process, public right to know

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About half of the states have either passed or attempted to pass laws aimed at stifling criticism and exposure of factory farms throughout the country. This unwanted exposure is often the result of undercover reporters gaining access to the interior of meat-producing entities by seeking and obtaining employment. Their reports often expose filthy and dangerous conditions, substantial animal abuse, and the incorporation of unfit animal products into the public's food supply.