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VIDEO: Farms, Lies and Videotape

Who gets to tell the story of America's largest livestock farms?

Iowa is ground zero for undercover investigations of livestock facilities by animal rights activists. It is also the first of four states to try to ban them. One former investigator goes public for the first time to offer a rare glimpse at how these videos are made, and what’s at stake for farmers, animals and consumers.