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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:42 AM

Ind. bill would make undercover video at farms illegal

INDIANAPOLIS - A measure that would make it illegal to make undercover videos of a farm or business passed an Indiana Senate committee Tuesday.

In the bill's current form, whistle-blowers - including journalists documenting stories or members of the public who post videos on YouTube purporting to show mistreated animals or inhumane working conditions - would face legal sanctions. Those range from an infraction for a first offense, the smallest legal penalty available, to a Class A misdemeanor, punishable with up to a $5,000 fine, for a second offense.

"We don't need vigilantes out entering people's private property, industrial operation, factory or farm, doing things surreptitiously ... for no other reason than to annoy and harass," said state Sen. Travis Holdman, a Republican from Markle, Ind., who sponsored the bill.

Holdman said he filed the bill because a farmer in his district, about 25 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, Ind., was alarmed when someone making a delivery took video with his phone and could give no reasonable explanation why.

http://www.indystar.com/usatoday/article/1916705

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:22 AM

1. The Ag Gag Strategery, Inc. (R)

"There's nothing to see here. Shut up and eat your GMO-grain & antibiotic fed livestock-based foodlike protein units, you smelly proles. Or we will slap your Inquiring Ass into prison for wanting to know what we are occultly shoveling down your gaping gullets."

- Big Ag & Big Chem & Big Pharma & Big GMO, Inc.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:23 AM

2. Accountability? HA!

 

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:35 AM

3. Well, so much for the First Amendment...

You know, freedom of the press and all those other "quaint" provisions.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:38 AM

4. and the insanity just keeps rolling along

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