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Orwell on the High Plains

Some things are crimes, so it only makes sense that activities exposing those crimes are also…crimes. Huh?

Idaho’s Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed a bill that criminalizes the act of secretly filming animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The move comes days after the state’s legislature approved the measure.

According to NPR, the Idaho legislation was introduced after “Los Angeles-based vegetarian and animal rights group Mercy for Animals showed workers at Bettencourt Dairy beating, stomping and sexually abusing cows in 2012,” the AP says.

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