April 16th, 2011
12:03 AM ET

Video: Agriculture industry pushes filming ban

Editor's note: Jane Velez-Mitchell and Sunny Hostin weigh in on bills that would ban authorized filming on industrial farms.

Filed under: 360° Radar
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  1. jackie ellis

    Makes me sick that they abuse the animals so badly and they don't want it shown. What has happened to people that they care so much about the dollar that they have no empathy for animals?

    April 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  2. Joe G. (Illinois)

    There is much more we don't see, and even a lot more we do see. Most of us, although, like to tackle one issue at the time because we are mere humans, and at best, that's pretty much all that we can handle. Whereas, others, "The Miniscule Minority" on the other hand choose to be Christians and entice not the very dirty engine that provides the grease for the wheels.

    April 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  3. Kate Cassidy

    What are they hiding from the public.....people need to know that these poor animlas do not suffer. Thank God I am vegetarian

    April 17, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  4. victor cazares

    great work !

    April 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
  5. Loretta Hollings

    On factory farms, pigs and calves are crowded indoors deprived of fresh air and pasture. They are crammed into crates so small that they can barely move for their entire lives. In fact, the size of these crates doesn't even permit them to turn around or extend their limbs. This intensive confinement not only causes much suffering for these animals but it increases the chances of food-related illness because of the unhealthy conditions that animals are raised in. And as long as this suffering is kept hidden, then people will continue to buy their unhealthy products and help support this horrible animal cruelty. No wonder they don't want this to be filmed!

    April 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  6. Christine

    Very interesting. Perhaps follow up with the documentary "Food, Inc." The people have the right to know what is going into our food, how we get it, and the processing behind it.

    April 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
  7. Vivienne

    It breaks my heart to see how farm animals are really treated and it enrages me that industrial farmers lie to push a law to hide their criminal activity.

    April 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  8. Vivienne

    Thanks to AC360, John King, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Sunny Hostin & HSUS. Precious farm animals live a horrific existence and go to their death in unspeakable cruelty under industrial farmers/big agriculture. They are are desperately trying to hide how they grossly mistreat these sentient animals. "This is institutionalized torture & institutionalized sadism." It breaks my heart and it enrages me that they lie to push a law to hide criminal activity. Please continue to follow this story.

    April 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
  9. Carol Frische

    I agree that filming should be allowed at 'factory farms'. They provide a ;arge part of our food supply and we should know exactly what goes on to protect our citizens health. They have a responsibility to provide safe food. What better way to assure that than to have them accessible and transparent.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  10. Donald Murphy

    This is sick just sick how can they think they should get away with this and the only reason they dont want people to film is so they can do it all the time which we can not allow but it is also up to people to change by not eating meat if you dont like what is going on with the animals.

    April 16, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  11. bill jones

    I have long been a fan of CNN/HLN until I seen this episode and now will seriously consider another news network.The HSUS has long been a "supposed" animal org.but the truth is less than 1% of their budget goes to helping any animal with food,shelter or care.Most of the money collected goes to fund raising,high salaries/pensions,and lobbying against any animal use what so ever.The HSUS also has a lawsuit pending in federal court under the RICO act.RICO has to do with organized crime and corruption.They paid for perjured testimony against Feld entertainment by one of Feld's employees.What CNN/HLN should be doing is reporting this and "SENSATIONALIZING" these facts and requesting congress,the FBI and the IRS to investigate this corrupt organization who prey upon tender hearted Americans who donate money thinking they are helping animals and very few of these tender hearted people know the truth.Expose the HSUS for what they are a money grubbing greedy organization that spends very little on animals.AND FIRE JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL AND GET SOMEONE WHO HAS MORE SENSE AND INVESTIGATIVE SKILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2011 at 8:50 am |