adj. Relating to laws that criminalize the taking of undercover photos and videos in certain businesses.
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"Ag-gag" laws have spread rapidly, and half a dozen states have made it illegal to film factory farms.

The agriculture industry wants to bring ag-gag to Australia.
—Will Potter, “Australia risks copying US 'ag-gag' laws to turn animal activists into terrorists,” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), May 09, 2014
Minnesota’s "ag-gag" law — isn’t that a great name? — would seek to punish not only photographers and videographers but those who distribute their work, which means organizations like the Humane Society of the United States and Mercy for Animals, which contracted the videographer for the E6 investigation.
—Mark Bittman, “Who Protects the Animals?,” Opinionator, April 26, 2011
2011 (earliest)
—geobear7, “Monsanto funds Iowa Ag-Gag bill,” Food Freedom, April 07, 2011
The ag part of this term is short for "agriculture," because these gag (also called anti-whistleblower) laws were originally aimed at stopping activists who were using photographs and videos to document animal cruelty on factory farms.