SB 1246 would make it a first-degree felony to
photograph a farm without first obtaining written permission from the owner.
Farmers say the bill is needed “to protect the property rights of farmers and
the ‘intellectual property’ involving farm operations.” But it’s clear the only
reason is to keep the public from seeing the shocking conditions that exist on
Tell your legislator that photographing CAFOs is
protected speech under the First Amendment, and if farmers don’t want their
dirty laundry aired, they should simply make their farms sanitary and treat
their animals humanely.
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