"… New “ag-gag” laws make it illegal to photograph animal cruelty on factory farms; in some cases, exposing cruelty can lead to more jail time than committing it. These bills have already become law in Utah, Iowa, Missouri, and Idaho. Right now, more states are considering them, and they are spreading globally. The agriculture industry in Australia is modeling its “ag-gag” laws after those in the states.
The latest trend is that the agriculture industry is even trying to ban photographs of farms taken from the air. It is unlikely that aerial photography can document animal abuse, but these industries are clearly concerned. So what are factory farms trying to hide? Will a drone allow us to see the scope of pollution caused by these industrial operations? I’m going to find out…"
Personally, I have VERY mixed feelings about drones. But, I donʻt have mixed feelings about animal cruelty. So, check out Will Potterʻs website and see what you think. Support or donʻt support his cause. I found the idea of using drones to document animal cruelty an interesting one. I was also aghast to learn that the agriculture industry has been successful in formulating laws to make it a crime to photograph animal cruelty! It seems that in the U.S., whistleblowers are being punished more and more...