Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:42 AM
douglas9 (1,228 posts)
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.
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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:22 AM
Berlum (7,044 posts)
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"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.