Illegal Animal Filming

A new bill introduced in Florida would make it illegal to take pictures of animals on farms.

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The undercover work of organizations like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) might soon become illegal in Florida. Senator Jim Norman has introduced a bill that would make it a first-degree felony to photograph a farm without permission. While supporters of the bill believe it would protect the intellectual property of agricultural operations, others say it violates the US Constitution. Jeff Kerr, general counsel for PETA, says, “Mr. Norman should be filing bills to throw the doors of animal producers wide open to show the public where their food comes from rather than criminalizing those who would show animal cruelty.” 

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