Kentucky pig abuse video released as Idaho ponders ‘ag-gag’ bill
OWENSBORO, KY – This story may be a downer if you love your animals.
Not to go into too much detail, but a farm in Kentucky is in deep slop. The Humane Society of the United States just released a disturbing video on how the farm was dealing with a nasty virus. Let’s just say their treatment involved piglet ‘smoothies.’
You can check it out the video below if you’re really interested. But, apparently some legislators in Idaho aren’t interested in seeing dirty videos like those. They’ve introduced a new bill which could land animal activists in jail for carrying out hidden camera investigations on farms. You know, like the ones you see on cow abuse.
The lawmakers say the videos aren’t cool because they infringe on First Amendment rights. But, if you really think about it, what’s worse – protecting the animal owners’ privacy or making sure you know exactly what you’re putting on your plate?