04 Mar '12, 3am

Iowa Makes It A Crime To Video Animal Abuse | Care2 Causes

Iowa Makes It A Crime To Video Animal Abuse | Care2 Causes

Despite a fierce campaign to stop the measure, Iowa became the first state Friday to officially make it a crime to enter a farming operation with the intent to secretly videotape animal abuse . Undercover footage filmed by animal rights groups during the past several years have been instrumental in exposing cases of cruelty to farm animals. Governor Terry Branstad signed the law in a private ceremony. Iowa is the country’s leading producer of pork and eggs and the governor is known to have “strong ties to the state’s agricultural industry.” Those in the industry see the new law as a way to fight back against animal activists who “aim to damage” food production operations. Rep. Annette Sweeney, R-Alden and the House Agriculture Committee chairperson said, “This is a very, very positive step for agriculture. For right now, I think it’s a start to realize that we are serious ...

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