In a 13 to one vote, the House Agricultural Affairs Committee backed a measure calling for tougher penalties against those who sneak onto farms and film animal abuse. The senate previously backed the measure 23 to ten, so now it heads to the house.
This bill came after a video that was illegally taken... showed workers severely abusing cows. The committee heard testimonies from both farmers and animal right supporters. Farmers said they need protection from spying, while activist said the bill would allow abuse to go undetected.