If you haven’t heard, Florida and Iowa are currently trying to make undercover investigations on farms illegal. That means a person would need have to have written consent before taking photographs or filming (or any way documenting) what goes on inside a factory farm.
Perez Hilton, a Florida native, is siding with PETA on the issue. Hilton said, “A citizen’s right to document cruelty to animals—wherever it occurs—is crucial to helping local, state, and federal officials enforce anti-cruelty laws. What we need are more cameras on factory farms, not fewer.”
It seems like at least a few times a year organizations like Mercy for Animals, HSUS and PETA release undercover investigations showing the world that animals are brutally assaulted while being bred for human consumption. Even when there is nothing being done that is outside of the industry standard, farm animals live out their lives in pain and desperation while shielded from public view. Without these investigations, the factory farming world would have a carte blanche to keep inflicting cruelty, and even stepping it up a notch.
In the video the gossip blogger asks the question, “What are they trying to hide?” Well, based on countless other investigations that have shown cruelty like beating, sexual abuse and more, I think we all know.
Want to learn more? Check out Perez’s video below, and if you’re in Florida or Iowa, consider contacting your legislator.