Tell Legislators to Honor Free Speech in Minnesota!

HR1369 and SF1118 would make it illegal to photograph a farm without first obtaining authorization 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 factory farms. The bill is co-sponsored by the communications director for the third largest pork producer in the country.

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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  • Your Governor
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