HERD ABOUT IT?
by Ana Grarian
NYS is trying, like many other farm states, to shield industrial agriculture with a veil of secrecy under the guise of protecting family farms.
(F) “UNLAWFUL TAMPERING” MEANS ANY INTERFERENCE WITH A FARM ANIMAL OR FARM THROUGH THE INJECTION OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED SUBSTANCE, THE RELEASE OF A FARM ANIMAL, THE UNAUTHORIZED FEEDING OR
UNAUTHORIZED VIDEO, AUDIO RECORDING OR PHOTOGRAPHY
DONE WITHOUT THE FARM OWNER’S WRITTEN CONSENT.
Hi! My name is Suzie and I would like your written permission to video tape your cows standing udder deep in manure all day. No – well may I videotape your employees beating injured animals in an attempt to make them stand? No? How about still pictures of the piles of dead animals behind your barn?
All of this is being done in a supposed attempt to “protect livestock”. Yes – we must protect livestock from the horrendous affects of having their pictures taken……..
Who are we protecting………really.