Poll: Do you support laws that make taking undercover videos on livestock farms a crime?

While several state legislatures ponder bans on undercover videos on livestock operations, others say agriculture should be more transparent and open, not defensive. Do you support laws that make taking undercover videos on livestock farms a crime?

While several state legislatures ponder bans on undercover videos on livestock operations, others say agriculture should be more transparent and open, not defensive. Do you support laws that make taking undercover videos on livestock farms a crime?

-Yes
-No
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Number of votes: 186

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tim oharrow    
oconto falls wis. 54154  |  May, 13, 2011 at 10:46 AM

not black or white . We're business' lacking sophisticated human resource personnel. Therefore, making us more vulnerable to various agenda's that may or may not be legitimate people.

ginny    
pa  |  May, 13, 2011 at 10:59 AM

This isn't a question of having anything to hide. What is at issue here is doing everything possible to protect our animals from the type of people who would knowingly harm or encourage the harming of them to make a point. At least on this farm, the welfare and safety of our animals come first, way before making some sort of PR statement for the industry. We must also consider that any legislation which enables the prosecution of these types of people is of benefit to us all. If this is construed as being defensive, than so be it, but I sleep a lot better at night knowing our ladies are safe from these kinds of extremists.

Dan DeGroot    
Sunnyside, Washington  |  May, 13, 2011 at 11:52 AM

I would prefer laws that clearly make all that an employee learns, sees, discovers or films, while on the job, the exclusive property of the business that employs them. Then, if an employee films something, and goes public with it, they would be liable to the business for their actions, along with all who supported them. This would force employees who witness actions which are clearly adverse to the business to bring the evidence to management so management can take appropiate actions. Unfortunately there are many employees who desire to harm their employer through spite as well as people who desire to hire on to try to support their own agenda.

Melissa    
maryland  |  May, 19, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Do we all remember the Linda Tripp story? The recorded phone calls that were inadmissable in court because it is illegal to record a person without their knowledge. Where are those laws now?

Philip Lewis    
Salem, NY  |  May, 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM

While I'm not an advocate of "muckraking" undercover photojournalism ... I don't believe government needs to get involved in protecting farms from "undercover videos". This type of activity makes people suspect that there is a material problem that needs to be revealed.


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